Bassi Falls is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kyburz, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 505 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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 109 ft. cascade. Later in the summer, there is really not much to see, as Bassi Creek becomes a mere fragment of its former self. Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.

13 hours ago

Gret trail, it has a few detours but just look for the hike symbol on the trees. the water fall it's beautiful, but just be very careful rocks are very slippery and sharp. someone got injured and CHP had to rescue him. unfortunately the young man didn't make it. so please be careful.

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17 hours ago

I would say this is an easy-moderate trail. Only difficulty is there are a few areas that are not well marked, so AllTrails was a must. We went on a Wednesday and arrived at 10:30 & got the last spot in the actual parking area. We left around 2 and there were cars parked all the way back along the road leading up. Definitely a well loved trail, which unfortunately includes some trash left behind. Would recommend, easy to spend quite a bit of time hanging out once you get to the falls

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1 day ago

Beautiful views! Love love love the waterfalls! Trail can be stretched to the top of the mountain yet at your own pace and make your own trail! We heard some growling closer to the mountain so be safe!

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2 days ago

Great trail for 1st timers. Although, there are limited markings we used this app to ensure we stayed on path. Day was beautiful. We got there around 0845 and got parking easy. Anything after 0900 was packed. The 4.3 miles was perfect. We had lunch near the water. I would recommend waterproof/slip resistant shoes. The rocks get slippery when went. Trail gets busy later in the morning/early afternoon.

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3 days ago

It’s a great trail with shallow pools for kids and pets to play in. Only downside is no one follows the leave no trace rule...napkins,food containers, dog poop bags, cigarette butts. You name it someone left it behind.

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4 days ago

Went yesterday (Saturday) and arrived at 10am. could not enter parking area to even make it to the fork to trails. had to park across the bridge you cross coming in. very crowded parking and impossible for big vehicles to turn around once you've turned into trails. Trail was a bit challenging to follow so definitely recommend using the app and making sure your GPS is on to see where you are on the trail. The waterfall at the end about 2 miles in is very beautiful. There is no way to get a stroller though and some parts are wet/muddy. It is a bit hard to find the start of the trail so once you come to the fork in the road where everyone is parked. stay straight on the right side of fork and follow up along the trail of cars. you will reach what looks like a rock barrier with large rocks lined up. walk through the opening in the rocks and the trail begins. this was a nice waterfall and easy type of hike but I wouldn't suggest driving over an hour and a half for this due to the crowd and trouble to park nearby.

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4 days ago

Great day and plenty busy for Memorial Day Weekend. Easy hike. Had a little trouble finding the trail to the top of the falls. Stay left ... you’ll be alright. We will def be back in the summer to enjoy a little calmer pools. Lots of sun at the top of the falls. Great picnic spots at the base. Have fun!

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5 days ago

If you’re all about scenic views like me then this trail isn’t the nicest in the area. The waterfall is nice but the experience hiking up isn’t as appalling. Some nice areas with shade, and a few views of the fall’s river flow, but mostly burnt trees, dirt, and rocks. It’s a moderate trail with some short areas going high on elevation. It was very crowded as it’s a Saturday so it just made the experience that much worse. Definitely recommend water resistant shoes. Still worth checking out if in the area!

hiking
5 days ago

5/22/20 - great trail. Very beautiful and worth the drive. Get there early or you won’t get a parking spot. We arrived at 9am and there was plenty of parking. There is no official parking area. My 11 and 13 year old girls loved it.

5 days ago

Perfect hike. Sun and Shade in equal parts with so many spots to sit and enjoy the views. Perfect for my 10 year old and 13 year old. Saw many hikers with younger kids too. Not too far and not too many inclines. Worth the drive!

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off trail
over grown
6 days ago

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7 days ago

Beautiful - first time there. Hiked to the upper falls. The hike was easy, small inclines to get your heart racing and a bit of short breathing. The trail was hard to find where we parked (by the entrance of the dirt road) there is parking further up the dirt road. Once the trailhead was found the trail is marked with little “hiker” signs to follow. Many of the hikers we met along the way were very pleasant, remember to say “hi/hello” as you pass them by. Great to get the kids out and get some exercise.

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10 days ago

Great hike but a little difficult for a newbie like myself because there were little signs and not a lot of people to follow in case we got lost (we came early). Make sure you download the map to guide you on the right track. We got there at 8:15am to avoid the crowd and got the best parking spot at the entrance of the trail. We left at 2:00pm and there were so many people. The cars lined up along the road stretched out like a mile away, it was insane.

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off trail
11 days ago

Nice view and very shady during the hike most of the time. Easy for kids but don’t bring a troller bc you might have to take it back to your car or leaving it by the trail. (Saw someone’s troller on the hike back). During this time is very crowded like parking etc. so my best suggestions is if you get there early DON’T park all the way in thinking that you’ll get closer to the trial lol. So park close to the main rd so that way it’s easy for you to get out easier.

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11 days ago

Awesome hike but it was super crowded. We got there at 9:30 and parking was already hard to find. We made it all the way to the top of the falls.

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12 days ago

Great trail and beautiful Falls! Parking was simple because we got there easy but it was a little hard to find the trail head and the trail was not super defined. We thought when we got to the first fall that that was the end but there is more magic up the hill! Beautiful small falls on the way to the main fall! The main fall was amazing! Quite A bit of people hanging out at the main fall.

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12 days ago

Beautiful trail but ridiculously busy. Great for dogs and small children. Lightly rocky trails. Parking was very much a challenge due to single wide road and cars parked on both sides of the road for a literal mile. Heavily trafficked in and out. I’m sure this is a much more amazing experience when everyone isn’t itching to break quarantine. Will definitely come back again

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12 days ago

Great get away into nature. It’s definitely a must to follow the app or a map. Trail is not marked at all. Good amount of people out there but wasn’t an issue. Reasonable distance. Highly suggest.

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12 days ago

Great for families and dogs. Road to parking lot is very narrow and parking is limited.

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12 days ago

Great hike and a beautiful reward at the end. Like the other reviews said, arrive early or you will be parking far from the trail head. Extremely crowded but understandably... The falls are stunning.

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12 days ago

Nice trail but way too many people

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12 days ago

Easy trail. Lots of shade. Started around 9 and noticed it getting busy around 11-12.. get there early for parking, there’s not much before you have to park along the dirt road. The falls were great and very soothing to just sit and take a break by. With a Little Rock climbing we were able to get to the very top of the waterfall. Really enjoyed it.

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muddy
12 days ago

Took our three kids (youngest 7) on this hike and it was perfect. With all the cool places to veer off and look at the stream we made it just under 5 miles. The elevation is very mild and only like three spots where I even noticed it. The waterfall was great but a little crowded. We got there at 9 on a Friday and got the last spot that is right by the trail head. There is more parking maybe a quarter mile down the road from the trail head.

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12 days ago

Great hike. I got lost a lil in the beginning but I found my way and had a great time. Beautiful scenery. Can’t wait to come back with the kids.

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14 days ago

Great hike and waterfall! But got lost a bunch of times, download the map before you go!

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16 days ago

Great easy trail if you’re just looking for something to do. Good get away hike. Only downfall is seeing SO many people. Please stick to groups of 2-3.

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18 days ago

Trail conditions pretty smooth & good footing all the way. Parking was good at the trailhead. Arrived early. Parking looked like a nightmare leaving around noon. Big crowds going up in the afternoon. The river below and up top of the falls were pumping. Water temp chilly but refreshing.

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muddy
off trail
18 days ago

This was a beautiful hike, with beautiful views of the waterfall and the stream. We went a little later in the day, and parking was a little bit of a challenge. We parked in the lot for the campground across the road, but cars lined Ice House Rd and the dirt road early afternoon when we arrived. We walked about 1/2-3/4 mile from where we parked to get to the trailhead. Despite that, the trail itself wasn’t too crowded. We only passed a few other couples/families on the trail, but many people were hanging out by the falls. There was a big open area once you get to the falls, with a lot of flat rocks to sit and dip your feet in the water to cool off which felt good because it was such a warm day. There was an even amount of sun and shade on the trail. We stopped a few times with our dog to take pictures and go “off trail” and closer to the water. This is easy-moderate, and I would recommend for families, kids (not in strollers), and dogs.

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