Bassi Falls

EASY 71 reviews
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Bassi Falls is a 1.2 mile 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 and walking and is best used from February until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

waterfall

easy, short hike to incredible waterfall It is an easy 10 minute walk from the parking area to the falls. But the trail is not all that clear. At first the trail is easy to follow, but soon reaches an open area, where you have to make your way over granite rock, and the trail becomes indistinct. But it is not hard to find the falls because you can clearly hear it, and eventually you will see it from a distance away. When we were here on a Sunday afternoon in early May, there were surprisingly quite a few cars parked at the trailhead. 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. For more info, see my <a href="http://www.waterfallswest.com/ca_bassi.html">website</a>. Note: this hike is only in the newest edition of "California Waterfalls" (A. Brown) below.

hiking
3 days ago

Great easy day hike, still a few snow piles making the trail a bit wet, but the falls are crashing!

11 days ago

My daughters and I are flying out to California (from Alabama) in June and we want to see Bassi Falls. Are the directions posted here accurate? Thanks!

11 days ago

24 days ago

Love this hike. Very easy for all hikers. Bassi falls is beautiful and incredible this year with the extra run off. The trail is still covered in snow so I recommend waterproof hiking shoes. Bring a lunch and spend the day.

1 month ago

been there done that as many ways as you can....incredible hike, not difficult and great to get novice hikers into the sport. I do this hike a few times a year and really want to snow shoe in ...

1 month ago

Beautiful hike! We went in May and it was perfect. It took us a little while to find the waterfall and the Bassi Falls sign but it was a fun adventure. The trail is dog friendly.

3 months ago

5 months ago

Super short and easy hike. 10/30/16 not a soul in sight, pouring down rain, hail, and at moments even a couple of snow flakes. The falls were breathtaking and in full force. It made the harsh weather conditions worth it. Can't wait to see what it's like in spring.

6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

We were camping at the Fashoda campgrounds this weekend and decided to check this spot out.

We turned right onto the dirt road after silver creek bridge and then went left at the fork. We went as far down as we could and parked just before the big potholes in the road. From there it was a short uphill walk to the beginning of the trail. We saw no signs for Bassi Falls but we followed the map on this site and got there in 20 minutes.

The falls were pretty much dry except for a little stream of water coming down that filled the pools below. Lots of cool rocks to climb and small pools with little fish. Its an easy trail with great scenery. We will definetly try it again next year when there is more water!

hiking
7 months ago

Easy Trail, Great during the Spring time when the river is flowing and when there's actually a waterfall, but during my hike a couple days ago, it was almost completely dried out :( Recommend going in March - June.

hiking
8 months ago

The road is very rough and this late in the season, the waterfall is almost dry.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Fun and easy

8 months ago

8 months ago

We followed the GPS and it led us to a dirt road. We were unsure if it was the right way because there are no signs at Ice Road. We parked at the campground across the dirt road. It took us 2 miles to walk to the Bassi Falls trail entrance. It was a nice walk but when a vehicle would pass you, there would be a fog of dirt. If you decide to drive till the Trail entrance, you can park at the side of the road. It takes an additional 1.25 mile walk to the falls. The falls did not have much water since we were there during the summer but its still a nice site! Rocks and some tide pools! My husband climbed up the rocks.

hiking
8 months ago

The little peeps loved it here!!!

hiking
8 months ago

The falls are gorgeous. I recommend hiking in from the road instead of parking so you have a longer hike and get to soak in the views. Dog friendly.