Falls Creek Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Falls Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile out and back trail located near Forest Falls, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.6 miles
2109 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



1 month ago

from the parking lot to the creek its more like 8 miles. Its a nice hike, very wilderness like scenery. Trail head is across the river, you know you reached the end when you hit the campground. You need at least 1/2 to 1 liter of water to be comfortable in reasonable weather. Steady incline the whole way to the creek.

Monday, January 09, 2017

This was a pretty rad train. It's a bit steep but nothing too hard or strenuous. There's a nice clear open space at the creek at the end to camp or have lunch. Took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes to get there and a little over an hour to get back.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Great trail. Out and back to Alger Creek was more like 7.5 miles, just so you know!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Great trail, earns it hard rating. Nice and steep, some interesting switchbacks. Lots and lots of shade. This is a great fall trail, don't have to worry about a lot of water in the creek, which you do have to cross to get to the trail. No wildlife to be seen other than lizards and a couple squirrels. One of my favorite ways to enter San Gorgonio.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

great trail, well marked, pretty steep miles 2 thru 4, lots of shade.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

You can summit Mt. San Gorgonio from this trail but it'll be a long day on the mountain and you'll need to camp for the night. You'll also need to connect to this trail from Momyer trail or Vivian Creek. Once you get in further it levels out somewhat with lots of up/down hills. Creek crossings have water if you need to refill. I don't know if that water is drinkable without filter but I didn't take a chance, i had my filter with me. ;) At one point you descent a lot to reach Alger Camp (which makes it feels as though you're going the wrong way, but no) I was able to reach the Vivian Creek trail junction (trail post sign) in 8 hours. Didn't get to summit San Gorgonio due to time. I also did see a bear cub as the hiker below described, luckily I didn't see mama bear.

Monday, June 15, 2015

It's unfortunate that the drought has caused most of this area to dry up, but it was still pretty going up the mountain. I took a detour and followed the water by climbing rocks and trees up the mountain. It made it challenging and fun. On my way down, I stumbled upon a family of bears. Luckily, momma bear was only interested in getting her cubs up the hill and away from me. It made the whole trip worthwhile.

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