Grover Hot Springs State Park Waterfall Trail

EASY 22 reviews

Grover Hot Springs State Park Waterfall Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, 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 March until October.

2.3 miles
124 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Directions from Markleeville: Head west along Hot Spring's Road towards Grover's Hot Springs State Park. In about 3 miles look to your right for a sign which reads Charity Valley. Parking is available here, or if you wish to shorten the hiking distance enter Grover's Hot Springs State Park (there is a day use fee) and follow the entrance road until it dead ends at an overflow parking area. This trailhead also leads to the longer and steeper Burnside Lake Trail and to Charity Valley.Driving time from Carson City is under an hour.

8 days ago

1 month ago

Perfect trail to hike with kids. Amazing waterfalls!

nature trips
2 months ago

I wouldn't classify this as a hike. It's really more of a short stroll but in the end, you come up on a pretty cool waterfall. The only real sketchy part was climbing over the granite rocks to get to it but I found this to be fairly easy. I even saw little kids doing it on my way back. Highly recommend.

7 months ago

Photo Posted. Even after all day rain yesterday--no mud today..! Great stuff...! And the fall wasn't dry as posted. I understand it's pretty much year round. One must climb OVER the granite rocks to get to the other side. Keep your ears open for the falls. The climb over the granite rocks is somewhat sketchy because going up, it seems as if the climb will never end.

9 months ago

This was an enjoyable hike but the fall is dry. Photo posted.

11 months ago

11 months ago

Great place for a swim if you can tolerate the frigid waters.

11 months ago

Loved the trail leading up to the Waterfall. The boulders can be challenging but my 11 yr old son and I worked through it together. My 15 and 6 years old went up and down them with no hesitation. Definitely worth seeing but go early, we were gone for an hour before heading back, as we headed back people from the campsite started towards the Waterfall, so go early if you want to beat the campers!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

great hike...the falls are the best in the spring time due to the runoff from thr snow melt.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Quick, easy hike with a little bit of scrambling possible at the falls. Great for bringing non-hikers. Trail disappeared close to the falls and required going up and over some rocks but very easy and well worth it.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Short easy hike. Great for familys. when you come to the rocks... there is a way through and a way to the left. Great views throughout.

Monday, March 21, 2016

There is no signs really. You come to a dead end and you have to go over these rocks then you will see the trail again.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Nice Trail and easy hike to the falls! Several nice sized waterfalls for a drought!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Besutiful trail on a short hike. Keep hiking up and you will see many waterfalls.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Awesome hike! We hiked to the falls and continued past the falls to find smaller falls further on. The water was very cold as we crossed in a calm place so that we could hike the other side back down. Saw some wildflowers coming up but no flowers yet. Had lunch at the falls and enjoyed the sunny warm weather!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Easy, with beautiful falls...gets busier later in the day and when the campground is full.