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.
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.
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.
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.
This was an enjoyable hike but the fall is dry. Photo posted.
Great place for a swim if you can tolerate the frigid waters.
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!
great hike...the falls are the best in the spring time due to the runoff from thr snow melt.
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.
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.
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.
Nice Trail and easy hike to the falls! Several nice sized waterfalls for a drought!
Besutiful trail on a short hike. Keep hiking up and you will see many waterfalls.
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!
Easy, with beautiful falls...gets busier later in the day and when the campground is full.