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Frazier Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clio, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 82 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Paved

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from Graeagle: Travel south on Hwy. #89 for 1.5 miles and turn right onto Primar Forest Route #24. Travel for approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto County Road #501. Follow the road for approximately 2.25 miles and veer left at the fork. Follow the road for another 0.75 miles and this will lead you to the picnic ground and trailhead. Trailhead T.21N., R12E., NW 1/2 Section 9.

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Tara Boehm
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HikingGreat!

This is an easy well maintained trail and should be visited on your way to a nearby trail. The falls and creek here are worth a stop.

BJ Zierolf
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Hiking

Better in the winter... nice that no ones around given covid and it being dry

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Cassi Crews
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Hiking

I wouldn’t consider this a hike but it is a nice simple and very short walk. Trail is completely paved. Couple dogs and everyone was super friendly. I took my dogs to go check out the water fall. It was completely dried up so that was disappointing but hopefully I can come back later this year when it starts flowing again.

Dylan Brooke
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Hiking

Absolutely breathtaking and beautiful waterfall and scenery, but not a hike. It’s a walk and heavily trafficked.

Crystal Au
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HikingNo shade

Trail was about 3-5 miles into a gravel rock road. No shade, the creek was stagnant and the water fall was dry. The hike was on a paved road.

Marlee Penman
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Hiking

Super easy short trail. Paved the whole way with plenty of benches to stop at on the way to the viewing point. I feel like it would be Ideal for kids and grandparents. Very pretty view of the waterfall at the end.

Kristen Soe
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Hiking

A long drive and a steep, one lane 4 mile. It’s a short 1 mile round trip paved walk to a nice waterfall!

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samuel shouse
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Rock climbing

excellent spot climbed down to the base went as close to base of falls as possible nasty climb out be careful

Tara Shutes
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Hiking

Quick walk. Paved. Beautiful falls.

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Elijah G
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Flooded

it was raining today road was flooded in two spots

Guinnavere Maher
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Hiking

The most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen. It is about 100 yards to the bottom. Very short hike. Maybe .5 miles at best. We did find a geocache off trail from 2005 to date. We added to it, left a note on the notebook etc. very beautiful paved trail.

Cecilia Alvarez
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HikingSnow

Loved the trail. Still some snow on the way a up to the trail and just a little on the trail itself. The drive up the mountain is about 20 Minutes long. I brought my dogs and they loved it.

Tiffany Radtke
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Hiking

It takes at least 20 minutes to drive from the Hwy to the trailhead, but it is a very easy hike with a well kept paved trail all the way up to the waterfall. It’s ideal for all ages and even pets too. The falls are so beautiful if you go in the spring time or early summer when the river is full.

Frances Cheda
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Walking

Perfect short hike / walk. Trail is paved and in pristine condition! Perfect for little kids / elderly / wheel chair friendly too! It was getting evening time and I had my kids with me and no bear spray. So, I didn’t want to take the chance of a run in with my kids- and so, we’ll just have to come back again! We just went a little ways out and back! We could hear the falls when we got to the bridge and they sounded lovely- but turned around there to head back. If I was by myself I would’ve definitely gone- but I don’t chance things when I have my kids. Beautiful area.

Bonnie C
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Walking

Nice little fully paved trail to the overlook. I imagine the falls are flowing much better earlier in the summer, but still worth the walk up!

Ashley CS
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Hiking

Super easy morning walk enjoyed by everyone from a 2 year old to two 72 year olds. Senior dogs also managed it easily. Great views along the way. Thanks to the Lions Club and volunteers for establishing such an accessible path.

Austin Clymer
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Hiking

Easy walk on paved trail. The falls aren’t ripping right now, but still cool to see.

Preston Becker
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Hiking

Easy walk for my 6-yr old twins and my 79-yr old mom. Paved and leads to a great view of epic waterfall. A nice add-on hike to our drive today, about a 30-40 minute adventure.

Patricia S
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Hiking

Great for little ones! Paved path. Beautiful scenery!

April Wilson
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my soon to be 2 year old had a great time. He ran all it the way there and back. very nice paved pathway

Rebecca Pahler
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Hiking

easy great hike.

Cynthia Criss
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Hiking

Great day trip from Reno, and the falls were putting on a show due to the increased snowmelt. Easy, relaxing hike!

Anita S
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Hiking

Perfect trail for two old people!! The falls were spectacular! And we got to take the dog

Tim L
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Hiking

Really enjoyed being able to take the dogs! Great short one, the fall was making its own rainbow

Erica P
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Walking

Beautiful paved trail easy to walk or jog. The water was flowing and the sight was breathtaking! Quick walk to the falls. There was one spot on the trail that flooded but rocks to the side acted as stepping stones. The dogs loved it as well. Bathroom facilities at trailhead.

Paul Yotsuya
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HikingSnow

My 15 year old son and I were looking for a quick, easy hike while on vacation in nearby Clio. With there still being a ton of snow here (1st week of June 2019) we figured the falls would be running pretty good. We got to the trailhead and saw three other cars. The trail is paved asphalt with plenty of rest stops along the way. It was 15 mins to the top, and we weren't disappointed. Spent 30 mins at the top then headed back. It was like Disneyland parking lot at the trailhead, so we were glad to get out of there when we did. Super easy hike anyone should be able to make. There's a pair of restrooms at the trailhead. Super well kept trail!

Philip B.
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Hiking

Hiked to falls yesterday. Snow still covers part of road to falls. Parked 1 mile from trailhead and walked the remainder of the road without difficulty. Falls are beautiful as expected.

Dusty Pemberton
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Lots of snow still, but my 5 year old made it! We hiked the road, as the Frazier Creek trail was completely under snow still. The waterfall is BEAUTIFUL with all the melt water running. Worth every minute of hike!

Zol Maldonado
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we have 4×4 since we live in Tahoe snow is bad but car didn't make it was dangerous we try to go over snow but scare to get stuck n no signal we decided to walk but my feet were getting cold ... walking time was 33mins but with snow n not having appropriate shoes we calculated like 1hr

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