Kings Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews

Kings Creek Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Old Station, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
403 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

Completed on 8/19
Tons of people at around 4pm. I did the trail as a warmup to Lassen Peak. Pretty moderate trail if you're in decent shape but saw a lot of tourists hung up on the steep section for quite a while. The falls were pretty cool and a trail leads to the bottom for a much better and close view. It's a scramble to the bottom but not too dangerous.

hiking
2 days ago

3 days ago

Lovely trail with a little bit of everything. Our eight and six-year-old children enjoyed the hike, too. Great family hike.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful start, steep after that. Lots of people on the trail.

hiking
8 days ago

We took the loop that continues to Bench and Sifford Lakes. Recommend this loop

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

15 days ago

Beautiful view from the top of the horse loop! Beautiful falls and wild flowers.

hiking
19 days ago

23 days ago

Good trail, but it was longer than the trailhead said since the Foot trail is closed, the horse trail adds .3 miles each way, and then another .2 miles each way to actually get to a decent view of the falls, which still isn't a full-on view. A good hike, and we saw a brown bear at the creek close to the parking lot on the way back. Not strenuous except for the part of the horse trail that is all rocks, easy to slip on. Not a good trail if you are concerned with crossing over water on foot.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike with stunning views

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely trail. The trail descends into a canyon where you come upon a beautiful Kings Creek Falls, which carves into shiny black igneous rock.

While the hike is short, it does have some challenging elevation changes. We completed this trail while camping in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

hiking
6 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

The Falls are beautiful! The hike is pretty easy. Some what shaded as well

hiking
11 months ago

Make sure to bring enough water and try and go before the parking gets insane. The hike is in the full sun for a large portion of it, but the waterfall makes it worth it.

hiking
11 months ago

One of my favorite trail, its rewarding hike down to the falls, rocky but shady.

hiking
11 months ago

the short direct trail was closed so we had to take the horse trail. There was a few spots to navigate muddy ground. a moderately steep decent on some lose ground at one point. I would recommend taking a walking stick. the temperature was perfect and lots of shade and beautiful views. definitely worth the time.