Brooks Falls Loop

EASY 32 reviews

Brooks Falls Loop is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pacifica, California that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.

2.4 miles
626 feet

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

no dogs

Brooks Creek Trail offers views of Brooks Falls as it drops 175 feet in three tiers during the rainy months of winter and spring. The trail forms a loop with Montara Mountain Trail.

1 month ago

Season waterfall

4 months ago

beautiful trail. not too busy. spectacular hillside views.

5 months ago

Dirt trail through a canyon to the summit looking out over Linda Mar Blvd to the ocean. It meets the Montara Mountain trail and winds down with switch backs through a forested area. The views are beautiful, starting with the quiet canyon, then from the summit you see the valley, and the ocean. There are benches a long the way to sit and take in the scenery. Saw lots of rabbits, lizards, and birds. Only 1 or 2 other hikers, but that was it. The elevation is 1646, not 646. I think they missed a "1" Took us about 1.5 hours with stops along the way. Great trail!

7 months ago

Awesome trail, good for kids

9 months ago

Relatively easy, well-marked dirt trail with quarter-mile markers. We did the Brooks Falls Trail on the way up and the Montara Trail on the way down with two kids in carriers. The toddler walked until he was tired - the trail is pretty easy for kids. The waterfall was only a small trickle, since it's been awhile since the last rainfall. Views are great (both mountains and ocean), and there are benches periodically for resting and lookout points. The trail is partially shaded, partially exposed to the sun.

10 months ago

Great walk. Did it with a 2.5 year old. It's uphill so something to consider.

11 months ago

Loved this trail - it was relatively easy, secluded, and fun. Took about 1.5 hrs with stops for views.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Fun rainy day spot

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rather than the loop, it's better to turn around and come back down from the top. The second half of the loop is views of roads and houses.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice upward hike. Some great views at the top.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

This is a easy trail. There some nice views and most of the trail is shady.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

This is a easy trail. Great views of the ocean. Most of the trail is shady and cook.

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