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Paved the whole way to the falls lookout. Nice walk. Falls are dry right now but sure they’re blasting in the spring.

Nice walk. Best early in the year after the snow melts and the falls are raging.

Amazing! When the creek is running. Its currently not. So just a nice view. I was here in may and was very impressed my natures majesty that I wanted to bring my family. But no water this time...

walking
2 months ago

My mom has mobility challenges, and was able to successfully hike this trail. The view from the top isn’t too great in late summer, as most or all of the snow has melted in particularly hot summer seasons. However, for someone unable to hike the other trails in the area, Frazier Falls provided my mom with an opportunity to take in the sights while also feeling safe and successful along the way. Huge kudos to the folks who designed and built this trail. We will be going back every year!

walking
3 months ago

Nice quick trail. The falls and the creek are quite nice. Totally worth the half hour.

I wasn't able to reach the trail. I drove halfway through the gravel/ dirt road and decided to turn around because of how much my little chevy was struggling. There was an immense amount of gravel and pot holes about 3 feet deep. The description says that 4wd isn't necessary but the road that leads to the trail definitely has not been up kept in a while.

mountain biking
4 months ago

A very pleasant, easy ride. Bring a fishing pole and enjoy the trout and bass fishing. Lots of places to stop for a picnic.

This was a nice quick one. It has a great view of the waterfall which we caught in the late afternoon with the sun behind the falls. It is gorgeous at that time. There are great views of the valley driving up to it from the north side.

5 months ago

Awesome hike! You gotta drive on a gravel road for awhile to get there. The begging of the hike had a lot of overgrown brush. There’s also a few fallen trees you gotta climb over or under. Saw two different types of snakes. There was absolutely nobody else on the trail the whole time we were there. Although it’s not a long hike it does take longer then usual to finish. I think it took more than 2 hours to get down. It’s quite a reward when you get down to the river. Spent a little bit of time down there jumping on rocks and going in the cold river. Took a water filter with us so we could just drink the river water. There’s nothing better than hiking something challenging with a nice reward.

I love these Falls! Beware though there is still a lot of snow...we parked a mile away from start of trail. Not by choice. Walked a mile in snow to trail head. I still very much enjoyed it! A few “trucks” got stuck trying to go further to trail. If you are up for the work out, go for it! We went on 4/14/18

6 months ago

Very short, paved trail to the falls, which are more of a cascade. Very pleasant, mostly shaded hike for those looking for a beautiful quick hike with lovely views of both the falls and the gorge below. Great for wheelchairs and scooters, though the last several yards to the viewing areas are not accessible. Our first time there was April of 2017, when the falls were roaring after a winter of massive snowfall, so I guess we’re spoiled now! Enjoy!

Took a boy scout troop hiking down to the falls. It's a pretty short hike, but the trail keeps going downstream for quite a ways. We followed it for another mile past the falls before turning back. The creek was roaring with all the rain and snow this month -- a great time to see the falls.

camping
7 months ago

Great place

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful little lake at the bend of the loop, beautiful views all around

the trail was really beautiful. Just like the other reviews, youll see the yellow and brown trail marker across the road from the parking area, close to the bridge. the trail is sketchy in some areas as there was loose gravel and rock, but an overall beautiful hike near the creek. There is a lot to see going along. I was a little disappointed at the end at the falls, there is a fish ladder to gelp the salmon up the stream. A bit of an eye sore, but the falls were beautiful. No real trail marker at the end of the hike except a bench.

9 months ago

I'd give this a 5 for its beauty, but I wish well-behaved dogs could join. $3 parking fee. Very pleasant. Bathrooms along path.

Beautiful and well-maintained right now. Took 4 humans and 5 dogs. Had a blast. Bring a picnic.

hiking
9 months ago

Very short hike along a paved path but we had the place to ourselves and there was enough good snow on the ground for a good old snowball fight.

All trails direction sends you up the main road past the Frazier Falls turnoff sign. that road is blocked. we doubled back and took the brown Frazier Falls sign turnoff. that road is a bit icy in places. driveable though.

plenty of picnic tables and benches.

I'm not rating the trail as it is more a foot path, rating the springs. once you get past/used to the smell this is a relaxing place. invigorating to dip in the river then jump back in the springs. also had some great conversation with the people we shared the springs with. 8 total on a sunny brisk day. few went natural but they asked if anyone minded and were respectful. fun time and kids absolutely loved it

9 months ago

Easy beautiful hike around the lake.

Agree, this is an EASY rating. It’s a short hike on a decent path with a nice photo opportunity at the end of it. A good one for those who are physically less able. Be forewarned it can get more windy / cool than is felt at the car park.

Nice fall hike.

There's no water flowing but it's a. Ice hike. Quick and easy.

nature trips
Friday, October 13, 2017

This place is under new ownership as Feather River Hot Springs. you are supposed to reserve your time at least 2 hours ahead by text or calling and it is $5 cash in an iron ranger.
We arrived at around 9 am on a Friday and it was busy. we didn't know it had new ownership and we had no cell service so we just paid and went it. it was awesome. It is far less than .6 miles. maybe .2

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Perfect for all ages. Trail rims the lake and is great for even a warm day. Shaded with lake breeze.

on Paradise Lake

hiking
Monday, August 28, 2017

This is a great easy trail to be done with the family. We also saw a lot of runners running the trail and people fishing or kayaking in the lake. The hike is actually a little over 9 miles if you want to reach the end. It's not a loop and you do have to turn back. There were also some bikers. It appears that this trail is used in many ways. Lots of shade along with some sunny patches so do bring a hat and sunscreen. Also it does cost to park in the picnic area, $3. :) happy trails!!

nature trips
Friday, August 25, 2017

Awesome hot springs! Came on Wednesday afternoon/evening and had the hot springs to myself. Beautiful location with the nice cool river you can jump in and cool off.

There are 3 tubs. A big one, a more bathtub sized one, and then a natural variation that has a bunch of rocks holding the water in place (I liked this natural one the best although it has the least amount of water).

The hot springs are actually hot and I'd estimate the first tub is around 100-102° with each tub getting progressively cooler as the water makes it way to them.

Also, realize this is a natural hot spring so the water has lots of minerals and smells of sulfur. The big first tank has the clearest water, but there is still sediment within it.

Will definitely come back!

camping
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Nice trail and lots to see. Not too bad of a hike and well worth the trip. The access road to Silver Lake could definitely use some maintenance. Lots of ruts and rocks. No ok for small cars with no clearance. When you reach Gold lake I advise to camp around the east side of the lake as you won't be bothered by day hikers coming up from the car campgrounds at Silver Lake. All in all a good trip

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great trail! Will definitely bring the family back for some hiking and swimming later in the summer as the water is ice cold right now. Some other reviewers wrote that the trail wasn't passable due to downed trees. It is important to ensure you are on the right trail. The trailhead is actually across the highway from the parking area, next to the bridge. It is marked, but you can't easily see the sign from the parking area. If you take the trail next to the blank wooden sign in the parking area, it is indeed impassable with downed trees. Happy hiking!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Very easy, paved trail suitable for wheelchairs. Excellent viewing platforms. Summer of 2017 will be a great time to see this waterfall, with the huge snowpack and runoff.

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