Bassi Falls

EASY 235 reviews
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Bassi Falls is a 4.3 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
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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.

Can be moderate for some due to altitude and heat, but so so so worth it. Amazing woodsy beginning and then a drop down to beautiful pools and falls.

hiking
16 days ago

Walked this trail on 7/22. Pros: probably great for kids, easily accessible from where we stayed, and had some small pools of water to put our feet in towards the end. Cons: very little to see along the way, broken glass along the path, and the waterfall was just barely flowing.

22 days ago

Nice trail but very little shade, lots of gravel and rocks and no waterfalls in mid July. On a blistering hot day you better wear sun screen, have a wide brimmed hat and have a good pair of hiking boots. Difficult to locate the trailhead if you have not been there before as signage is poor and the elevation will wear you out quickly unless you are accustomed to hiking in the mountains. Very few people for a Saturday afternoon.

hiking
29 days ago

This trail was really nice. Easy to follow and most driving on paved road to get there. The water was not flowing like crazy (it's July, so . . .), but there were plenty of pools to splash in and get our feet/legs wet. The only reason I dropped it to 4 stars was that there were a lot of places with broken glass lying around, and I had concerns about our dog. She was fine, but it was not a pleasant part of the trip.

love this trail! take a bathing suit

1 month ago

beautiful hike and and great swimming holes. hardly anyone out there on Monday. The waters low but the falls are still flowing and the pools are safe for kids. what a wonderful day!!

1 month ago

This was an awesome hike! Easy enough for your dog, and great exercise for yourself. The water fall is beautiful and there’s a few good spots to swim in, as well.

1 month ago

things were clearly labeled and it smelled like Christmas tree

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Went mid-week (6/27) and it was still fairly crowded at the falls. Water still flowing over the falls. The scenery is amazing.

1 month ago

Beautiful falls. Easy hike, doable for little ones who don’t like to hike. Spring time when water is moving. Beautiful!

1 month ago

Very fun quick hike, no stars guns off of ice house rd so it can be hard to find. The turn off is after the silver creek bridge. Stay to the right. There are two parking areas off the gravel road. The first is easy and best for regular cars, the second lot to the right and down farther is washed out.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, easy hike for most.

hiking
1 month ago

Simply beautiful. Loved walking by the water at different points on the path.

1 month ago

Nice trail. About .7 in there is a teaser cascading fall where there are some pools to swim. At the Falls itself, there are several swimming pools—wish I had my suit! Falls still running pretty good on June 14.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike and beautiful. My children loved it. Be warned to get to the falls is a VERY steep entrance. And lots of rocks at the end. Careful with little ones.

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of water still flowing!

2 months ago

adorable trail and great waterfall views ! easy for all ages... just be wary of slippery rocks and rushing water parts of the year !

2 months ago

Awesome adventure trail, short and sweet hike up to the base of the falls, then a fun cairn led scramble up to the top of the granite overlook. The access road is best in a high clearance vehicle, but I saw some passenger cars at the trailhead. Awesome spot for dogs to run and explore.

2 months ago

I took my two boys 8 and 12, the trail was a perfect Adventure. we just mosied along took our time, made sure to look at all our beautiful surroundings and sure enough we came to the Majestic spot. we sat down and had lunch. It was a wonderful hike!

3 months ago

Gorgeous, yet very easy hike

3 months ago

Enjoyed this trail. Waterfall looks great right now. Very enjoyable walk for beginners.

backpacking
3 months ago

Beautiful right now! Easy trail, no snow. if you dont want to encounter a lot of people go during the week!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful short hike and the end destination is an amazing lunch spot! Took me around 1.5 hours round trip. I had a hard time finding the trail head because the gravel road has a tons of "no motor vehicles" signs so I ended up walking up that road. Saw a a few cars drove in...next time.

hiking
3 months ago

Bassi Fall was a very nice hike. Beautiful fall and views and not very strenuous. Great time to go.

3 months ago

Great short hike with amazing waterfall and pools at the end.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Bassi falls is beautiful right now and the view from the top is pretty incredible too.

3 months ago

Gorgeous

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, even with the younger kiddos. Still quite a bit of snow on the ground, but in patches. The falls were amazing. So happy we made it out there.

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