Frazier Falls Trail

EASY 41 reviews
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Frazier Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly 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 birding and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
82 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


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.

15 days ago

Nice quick trail. The falls and the creek are quite nice. Totally worth the half hour.

2 months ago

This was a nice quick one. It has a great view of the waterfall which we caught in the late afternoon with the sun behind the falls. It is gorgeous at that time. There are great views of the valley driving up to it from the north side.

3 months ago

I love these Falls! Beware though there is still a lot of snow...we parked a mile away from start of trail. Not by choice. Walked a mile in snow to trail head. I still very much enjoyed it! A few “trucks” got stuck trying to go further to trail. If you are up for the work out, go for it! We went on 4/14/18

3 months ago

Very short, paved trail to the falls, which are more of a cascade. Very pleasant, mostly shaded hike for those looking for a beautiful quick hike with lovely views of both the falls and the gorge below. Great for wheelchairs and scooters, though the last several yards to the viewing areas are not accessible. Our first time there was April of 2017, when the falls were roaring after a winter of massive snowfall, so I guess we’re spoiled now! Enjoy!

6 months ago

Very short hike along a paved path but we had the place to ourselves and there was enough good snow on the ground for a good old snowball fight.

All trails direction sends you up the main road past the Frazier Falls turnoff sign. that road is blocked. we doubled back and took the brown Frazier Falls sign turnoff. that road is a bit icy in places. driveable though.

plenty of picnic tables and benches.

7 months ago

Agree, this is an EASY rating. It’s a short hike on a decent path with a nice photo opportunity at the end of it. A good one for those who are physically less able. Be forewarned it can get more windy / cool than is felt at the car park.

8 months ago

There's no water flowing but it's a. Ice hike. Quick and easy.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Very easy, paved trail suitable for wheelchairs. Excellent viewing platforms. Summer of 2017 will be a great time to see this waterfall, with the huge snowpack and runoff.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

We tried to hike this trail Saturday before mother's day may 13th 2017 and could only get to a mile or so from the trail head due to snow.
So we were not able to complete the hike.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Decent trail, but due to the Frazier Creek Road still being closed (May 4, 2017) due to 2-4 feet of remaining snow and several mature trees fallen over the road it was a 5-mile snowshoeing trek for me. Do NOT believe the "accessible year around" claim.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Perfect hike for kids!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

My husband and I found this hike while traveling CA 89! It's an amazing short 1 mile around trip hike! There is also a lot of opportunity to go off trail and explore the wilderness.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Beautiful trail, very easy, with the reward of a lovely waterfall and viewing deck. Must do early Spring (snow patches) through mid-summer (the falls dry up). The ADA accessibility is a unique element, obviously making it more crowded, but not at all challenging for hiker types. It's still worth it for all nature lovers and serves as a very inclusive activity.

The only reason I give it 4 stars is because of the negligence of the dog owners as far as disposing of their waste. I was shocked at how many "baggies" and "piles" there were along the trails. Shameful!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Did this trail today for the first time...WOW!! WHAT A GORGEOUS TRAIL!" I highly recommend doing this simply enjoyable "stroll" to see the waterfall(best in springtime), you won't regret it. Bring a lunch, there are picnic tables and nice bothrooms at the trail head. Benches along the paved path. Great for kid strollers, wheelchairs, and slow walkers/small children.

Monday, July 18, 2016

We have done this trail 3 times. It is perfects for all ages, and is ADA compatible with black top trail. However, there are opportunities to get off the paved walkway and actually climb. Especially if you want to stand on top of the falls!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

This trail is great for all skill levels and is wheelchair accessible. It's a short, easy, paved path with beautiful scenery the entire way. There is plenty of parking, clean restrooms, and picnic tables at the trailhead. There are also a few benches along the trail. We love this trail and highly recommend it, especially for beginners and for families:)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Nice, short, paved walk. It is better to see the falls in April or May while the water is high.

Monday, June 13, 2016

A nice easy, paved, wide trail that leads to a lookout of the falls. The falls was roaring when I went. Dog friendly. A nice way to start or end your day. Worth the trip down the road!!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Very easy hike with excellent views! The path is paved smooth with many benches alongside and railings guarding steep edges making it accessible to visitors of most ages and abilities. There are restrooms at the trail head.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

cute short walk to falls, seeing glacier scrapes along the way. it's a great walk to add to your day if you have done another short hike or staying at a near by lodge or camping with children or older folks. we like checking it out each time we're up in the area to see the water run off.

Monday, May 26, 2014

This trail is not challenging in the slightest, but is absolutely beautiful!!! Will return to do more exploring!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Paved, easy, short & beautiful.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Nice easy hike with a good view of the falls.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The trail is now a paved path and wheelchair accessible. It's a little rough still but a super light and easy wander through the woods that comes out at a lookout near the falls. Fun and only took us a half hour to wander out am back. The falls are better to see around spring early summer when all the snow is melting.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

I've come back to this trail to take my family many times. Its easy for children or the elderly. The trail is quite beautiful with plenty of trees, glacier carved rock, and nice bridge over the creek.

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