Big Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, 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 March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Please be careful hiking beyond the looking point. Rocks are slippery when wet. This waterfall is Not Recommended in January because of snow and ice.
Short yet dangerous. One of the most serene walks I've ever been on.
Beautiful views and easy trail. Very very short though. We went and explored the area around the trail after hiking to the top, it's very easy to find your way around. No fear of getting lost.
The falls are permanently closed off due to the numerous amount of people who climb up the falls and seriously injure themselves. Emergency services are called almost every weekend to rescue and airlift these folks to the nearest hospital.
I have a relative who lives up there and I have personally hiked up to the falls several times in the past myself so this is a true statement.
Really cool and really fun. However, very easy to get hurt. When I was here someone fell and had to be air lifted out by a helicopter and everyone had to leave. This happens VERY often so be careful and watch your step to enjoy a beautiful waterfall and freezing cold water.
Beautiful area. Very easy hike. Lots of gnats/mosquitos, so take bug spray. As of 7/3 the area around the falls at the end of the trail is closed off. Rock slides maybe? But lots of other areas to explore. Definitely worth the drive.
Heaven on earth.
Great easy hike ! Wish the big fall was open but due to accidents it's closed to the public .Hopefully it will be open this fall.
As of writing this, the trail is blocked once you get to the railing. It is moderately hiked and has low to moderate levels of steepness. The creek can be hiked either direction and makes a perfect add-on to an otherwise short hike.
First time here. And must say I did not have a good experience. Trail to falls is short if you can find the trail as it is poorly marked I ended up hiking about a mile past along the creek bed before realizing. Once on the right path I finally get to the falls and it was closed half way up just passed the railing. What I did get to see was beautiful but not worth the hour drive and misleading trail heads.
this place was beautiful! easy to get to the falls.
Really easy hike up to waterfall.. The waterfall was nice to sit by and eat lunch! Defiantly will be going back!