Bassi Falls

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Bassi Falls is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pollock Pines, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

waterfall

Easy, short hike to an incredible waterfall. When you reach the base of Bassi Falls, you will be treated to an awesome view of the entire 120 ft. cascade. Later in the summer, there is really not much to see, as Bassi Creek becomes a mere fragment of its former self.

3 days ago

Difficult to find the starting point of the trail (right parking lot). But the trail is great and easy. Bring swim suits!

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8 days ago

Beautiful falls and swimming holes galore! Not at all busy mid week in July...6 cars in the parking lot, felt like we were all on our own most of the hike. Keep hiking up the trail, don't veer off the trail too soon to go swimming. It is well worth the longer hike to get up towards the upper falls and discover some lovely, swimming holes.

9 days ago

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10 days ago

Easy trail with beautiful running water all along it.

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14 days ago

Great spot. Beautiful area. It was an easy enough hike for my friend and I to do with her 4 year old and 1 year old twins. Pretty trails and great swimming holes near the falls. We went mid week so parking was fine, although we heard it gets packed on the weekends.

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21 days ago

Great hike!! Was a really warm day Kinda hard on dog as parts of hike are in full sun. Still lots of water coming down falls!! Will do again in fall!! And snow shoe in winter

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22 days ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!

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23 days ago

Hiked 7/3/17, Windy roads, if ur sitting in the back you can get motion sickness. Hard to find, but easy to remember route for next trip. Slow down as u pass silver creek bridge,and you will turn right into the unmarked dirt road right across the street fm Big Silver Group Campsite, there's "not" a sign that says "Bassi Falls". We took the 2 mile route (4miles total out and back). Great scenery, it was hot!, but manageable, wear a hat, take lots of water & snacks. "Leave nothing but Footprints" take nothing but Photographs" hiked with kids & they enjoyed it, btw there's a bunch of Big ants where u chill on the rocks near waterfall. Slather on sunscreen, Bring extra pair of clothes and wear waterproof shoes.

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27 days ago

We did this hike last year when there was no water so we had to try again this year! It was even better. Water running all down the rocks and filling the pools. I did notice a ranger walking around which is great.

Drive up Ice house road and go all the way up past Union Valley and turn right onto the dirt road across from the Big Silver Group Campsite. Then take the first left. We continued up this road a little ways until we found a large area to park in since we were in a large truck.

If you decide to drive to the top and park in the parking lot, or anywhere close to it, beware it is very tight and hard to turn around in and most likely already full. From where we parked it was probably a 20 minute walk to the beginning of the trail. My 7 and 3 year old nephews went with us and they did great!

27 days ago

We had a hard time finding it initially but took a road off the main road and luckily found it!