Mill Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Mill Creek Falls Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mill Creek, 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 March until October.

3.7 miles
944 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


Directions from Southwest Entrance: Drive northward on Highway 89 to the parking area of Southwest Campground. Follow the paved trail to the trailhead close to the restrooms.

7 months ago

Great hike when the roads close down for the winter. Pack a picnic lunch to eat near the waterfall!

8 months ago

Good hike. Lots of elevation change, but still moderate. Falls were definitely pretty and worth the hike.

good alternative if weather or energy for the bigger hikes in area is lacking. good family hike with some nice vistas & reward of falls for a nice lunch spot. rolling terrain with some uneveness so light hiking shoes helpful

would love to do the full hike that ends at bumpass hell, but requires 2 cars.

9 months ago

This is where East Sulfur Creek and Bumpass Creek meet. Mill Creek falls has a 75' drop and is well worth the hike. If you need more work out, continue on the trail to Conrad Meadows and you will experience a mile long steep ascent guaranteed to get your heart pumping !!

9 months ago

Very nice moderate hike with a beautiful waterfall.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Good family hike to a wonderful waterfall.

11 months ago

absolutely beautiful hike in the beginning of July. The wildflowers were in full bloom, views of the snow covered peaks in the distance and the creek and waterfall had a lot of water which is so nice after our last few years of drought. Several changes in elevation so requires a bit of work but very manageable. Great hike to kick off our Lassen trip.

11 months ago

fields of wild flowers, nice views,great destination. Lots of up and downs so there's some labor involved. rest under the foot bridge at the falls and let the spray cool you off.

11 months ago

Beautiful trail and waterfall! Breathtaking views!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Some nice wildflowers in mid-June and waterfall was pretty.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Our second hike of the day so we were pretty tired. Wild flowers dead in September. Rolling hills. Probably prettier in July or August.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Stayed at the visitor center camp ground the night before so when we where there back in July we started our morning off with this hike. It comes out to a hair under 4 miles. It is mildly strenuous with the climb up into the region. The falls however were well worth it if you're a Waterfall hunter like myself. Great spot for brunch. A good family hike.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

this is a great family hike or snowshoe, I think it's shorter than the 4.6 miles they list here. There's some elevation gain, but it's only moderately strenuous, crosses a creek, goes through one meadow (early season), forest, then goes above Beautiful Mill Creek Falls, where most people turn back.