Big Falls Trail

EASY 79 reviews

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.

0.8 miles 226 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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.

10 days ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Short yet dangerous. One of the most serene walks I've ever been on.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Heaven on earth.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

walking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

this place was beautiful! easy to get to the falls.

1 year ago

Really easy hike up to waterfall.. The waterfall was nice to sit by and eat lunch! Defiantly will be going back!