Burstarse Falls via PCT from Dog Trailhead

MODERATE 4 reviews

Burstarse Falls via PCT from Dog Trailhead is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castella, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

With the trails just reopened according to PCTA after months of wildfires in the region, it was an amazing day.
Of course it is September, so the falls aren’t falling, but I can see why this stretch of the PCT would be so popular for day hikes. Took my dogs, kept them leashed and they were happy.
Note: first 7/10 mi is pretty much straight up and rocky in places, and the last stretch before you get to the falls (when there is water) is also a nice elevation but it is all worth it.
Do check the PCTA site to make sure it’s open.
Can’t wait to do that after some rains or in the spring.
Also: excellent cell service in this stretch

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017