Explore the most popular wildlife trails in Siskiyou National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 month ago

Not the experience I was looking for... Out on the edge of this I came across a guy that was growing pot. As I got farther down the trail I heard several gunshots so I cut it short and got out of the area...

1 month ago

This is not an easy trail. If you are not agile and long legged, you are in for trouble. Some of the "steps" are too tall for most average person. Yes, the falls are fantastic, but go understanding the terrain. The last step is a knee killer.

Great hike. Path a little confusing at times but worth it. Beautiful views of river and falls. Would wear hiking boots instead of sneakers next time.

I hiked this trail with my kids recently and in our opinion, it wasn't the most interesting trail in the area. We much prefer the Little Falls Loop and the Boardwalk Interpretive trail. If you want to see more of the boardwalk and the Jeffrey pine trails, here is a link to our YouTube video in which we document our hikes. :) https://youtu.be/lPJ7wtx5iG0

Husband and I stumbled upon this trail and it was fantastic can’t wait to go again!

5 months ago

Great trail. Just a bit muddy in the winter months but very beautiful.

took my two year old. it was a fun hike but definitely not more than 2 miles.

It was an awesome adventure. the snow made driving to the lake a challenge. I drove my all wheel drive Subaru, and 3 of my friends through 8 miles of untracked snow. we had to stop 1 mile before the lake the snow had gotten to deep, and the slope of the road kept pulling my car to the edge. after a fairly easy mile hike, we got to the lake where we were greeted by amazing views of the mountains above and the snow covered trees. however that was not the highlight of the trip. the lake was frozen! the trail to the lookout had to deep of snow for us, and we did not bring any snow shoes. So instead we walked across the frozen lake and watched the sunset over the cloudy snow covered peaks. --overall extremely beautiful, and fun hike. HOWEVER I would not go alone. be safe and be smart.

9 months ago

Beautiful hike. Opposite of most because to get to the falls you are climbing down and to get back to the trail head you climb up. It is steep, I found myself struggling a bit at the end as I was climbing uphill. The views were definitely worth it though! Great waterfall and if you are feeling more adventurous you can wander to the second or even third tier of the falls. Its a difficult climb to get to the very top, so if it is rainy/wet or you are just not super confident I would stick with the first or second tier. I did this hike with friends and our combined 3 dogs (2 shiatsu's and a Siberian husky) and they all handled it like a champ.

I would recommend this hike in the Spring or early Summer. The water was pretty low when we went (August) and the falls were nearly non-existent. It was also hot and smokey from the forest fires, so that didn't really help with the experience. The trail is rocky and narrow at times, but still easily passable and not difficult. It's a pretty hike and I'll have another go later on. Maybe even in the winter.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beautiful waterfall! it has an upper and lower we scrambled to the upper and was not disappointed!

Beautiful falls! Short but steep hike. Trail gets a bit washed out near the bottom but it's still worth it to crawl out closer to the water.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Steep, but worth it for the falls at the bottom.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Says it's at a rating of easy kid friendly I was packing my 22 month old in a pack it was a little sketchy in places very wet muddy but a beautiful hike on a Sunday in first part of April the water flow was very impressive beautiful hike

Monday, March 13, 2017

Are Jeffery Pine Loop and Little Falls Trail combined in your mileage tabulation? I either lost Jeffery trail or they are combined. Confusing.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

lookout is great!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Went after a heavy rainfall in December and the falls were a raging, thunderous torrent. Very impressive.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

great views! use a truck to get up there. mid way the road has a spot that is slick and there is a drop off.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

very worth the steep incline. the view is amazing

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

nice camp ground, caught brook trout and hiked to the look out.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Truly an amazing hike! We only completed 12 miles and could not find Elk Lake...Take lots of water!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rocky!! This was a great hike but I must say it was too rocky and the path too narrow or steep or overgrown at times. The trails could be more clearly marked too. (After reading the other posts, I need to make a correction...the trail to Little Falls is what I'm describing lol just wanted to be clear!)
It was a great challenge for me and my two dogs. Might do it again with a walking stick and a buddy!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Many places to stop by the river.

trail running
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Awesome hike with plenty of river spots along the way. Easy to drive to trailhead which is a plus.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Great trail

Sunday, November 15, 2015

My favorite trail ever!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

One of my favorite hikes

Saturday, March 14, 2015

This little trail is way prettier than I thought it would be! I did half the loop and continued on to the Little Falls Trail. There are some good places to go and check out the river and swim if it is hot enough that day. The wild flowers were starting to bloom so I bet if you gave it a few weeks it would be an EVEN BETTER hike!

JPL TRHD: N42° 13.905' W123° 39.623'
River spot 1: N42° 13.853' W123° 39.746'
River spot 2: N42° 13.925' W123° 39.987'
River spot 3: N42° 14.325' W123° 40.644'
Little Falls: N42° 14.366' W123° 40.795'

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Had to give this small trail 5 stars in that after multiple surgeries on my knees and feet, I was able to hike and feel good here. The view is beautiful and a joy to hike. My son is also disabled and was able to walk this trail with ease.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

We hiked this trail today and went on to Little Falls as well. We went one way with a shuttle at the end. It was a perfect day as all the wildflowers were blooming and overcast just enough to keep from getting too hot. We were with a group sponsored by the Siskyou Field Institute and led by William L. Sullivan, author of many Oregon hiking books. The purpose of the hike was botanical and to observe the wildflowers blooming but the hike itself was quite nice. The Loop Trail is quite easy but I would rate the leg to Little Falls moderate as there was a good elevation loss and gain back up from the falls.

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