Big Falls Trail

EASY 107 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

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.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful and big falls. Easy hike although a bit rocky at times. If it's spring time, I bet you'll need water shoes to cross the big creek.

22 days ago

More of a walk than a hike, but a really pretty waterfall. We had a great little picnic and the kids had fun playing in the water.

hiking
22 days ago

26 days ago

It was beautiful!!

hiking
1 month ago

Very short but very nice hike. Lots of people so get there early. Some rocks are loose so be careful when climbing. The waterfalls are all nice to see and the if you make it to the end the last waterfall is the best.

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3 months ago

Nice trail, extremely short. Beautiful areas to let your dogs play in the water.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is short and rocky. Lots of shade once at the Big Fall area.

Seems to have 2 parking lots, 1 requires a day pass. Smaller dirt lot seems to be free.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

love it! great trails beautiful and clean.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

5 months ago

Simple and clean

5 months ago

Beautiful area and falls. Lots of room around creek and falls to eat a snack or lunch.

5 months ago

6 months ago

Very short, but pretty. I went on a weekday so it wasn't very crowded. You "can't" get up close to the waterfall it is closed off because of unstable cliffs and slippery slopes/rocks. Some people attempted to go up towards the waterfall and I noticed they kept slipping(they were all wearing gym shoes, which have no traction) I can see now why so many people injure themselves on this hike. Because the area is so easy to get to it was pretty trashed. Please if you visit try to pick up at least 3 pieces of trash that aren't yours.