Bonita Falls Trail

MODERATE 206 reviews

Bonita Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lytle Creek, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles 403 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

Remember to stop at the Ranger Station or AMPM for your daily parking pass- $5.

2 days ago

The 15/20 mins of riverstones can be trying with the wrong shoes... but once you hit the forest trail it makes it all worth it! So pretty

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2 days ago

Lots of graffiti but still worth it to me! Kid friendly! The falls are beautiful to me! Lots of rocks. No real trail to follow. Stay to left of the mountain and follow the graffiti. Make sure you get your adventure pass. You can purchase one at the AMPM off the freeway exit.

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3 days ago

10 days ago

Great shirt hike

10 days ago

Great trail, beautiful if you can see past all the graffiti. It's rocks all the way so wear shoes with good ankle support & take a stick! I slipped once on the way back down primarily because I was too focused on picking up other people's trash! pack out what you pack in people!

13 days ago

it was a beautiful hike. the beginning was pretty much all rocks.. it was like being in that pirates of the Caribbean movie where the rocks turn into crabs... it was cool but then u get to the waterfall its breath taking.. but its beauty was taken from it by all the trash and graffiti.. ppl were there drinking beer and tossing their cans on the floor. trash your house noylt nature!!

16 days ago

Easy hike. Just follow the graffiti.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful falls for 1.62 miles round but steep many rocks on river

hiking
17 days ago

This hike would be beautiful if not for all the graffiti. It becomes an eyesore very quickly as almost every rock, tree, and canyon wall has been tagged. Ranging from standard name tags to sexually explicit depictions the graffiti makes the hike feel trashy. To make the situation worse people were ruining the experience by smoking weed on the trail and at the waterfall. If I wanted to spend my weekend surrounded by such activities I wouldn't drive to go hiking. It is such a shame, though, since one can easily see how beautiful the scenery would be if it wasn't vandalized and destroyed by people who have no consideration for it or others.

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17 days ago

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18 days ago

Pretty bird and water sounds along the way up..very relaxing. I'd recommend picking up a map at the desk while purchasing your adventure pass. The ranger station is a mile from the turn out you park at and then hike down to the trail. You have to cross the creek and the trail is rocky so wear comfortable clothing/shoes. Sick little spot to eat some lunch and enjoy the waterfall up top though :)

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1 month ago

it was very easy and fun! the hike itself is pretty neat.. other than the graffiti which sucks but the waterfall is pretty incredible. I would say it's sort of kid friendly but has alot of granite rocks for about 70% of the trip. then it gets easier towards the end. over all I think it's a great hike !

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Fun little hike to a beautiful waterfall! Make sure you keep going to the real waterfall though!! Sad there's so much graffiti :(