Mist Falls Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews

Mist Falls Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dunlap, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1082 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

Th first .5 miles was somewhat ordinary but then the trail began to narrow and change to a prettier and intresting scenery. I carried 3 litters of water and a filter but it wasn't needed since the trail was in easy access to the river. My 9 year old son almost stepped on a king snake barefoot after soaking his feet in the cool water. We took 3 hours to get there but 1 hour to return since we ran back for fun. Mist Falls was truly its name sake, very misty! Please take caution on the slippery rocks- no joke.

This trail was awesome! Amazing views all over esp at the top. I'm so glad I read the reviews and I'd like to thank the person who said to bring bug spray! You definitely need it! I was bitten through my pants. The bugs are very aggressive. The first few miles were pretty hot so bring a ton of water and I suggest going in the morning. Make sure to hydrate before and also bring sunscreen!

10 days ago

This trail is incredible! The views of the mountains and the river are glorious.

11 days ago

12 days ago

Really get the full effect of Kings Canyon with this hike.

hiking
14 days ago

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14 days ago

mild to moderate difficulty almost 10 miles round trip hike with outstanding views of the mountains and the white water rivers. a lot of shade from the pine trees on the trail. would do it again.

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked to just above the falls and had some amazing views on the way down. the first 3ish miles are fairly flat before it gets a bit steeper.

18 days ago

Great views after you begin the ascent and then back down. I suggest continuing up past the Mist Falls sign (on the log at the bottom of the Falls area) for another half mile or so to get even better views of the falls, the valley, and surrounding peaks.

As of early June there are several areas of the trail with ankle high water, and lots of mosquitos along the way.

19 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Water was raging, some fun bogs to get through and incredible mountain views

hiking
20 days ago

23 days ago

My favorite so far. So much water .

23 days ago

My favorite so far. So much water .

hiking
24 days ago

Great trail with the river running high the mist falls earned their name. Trail had a few muddy spots to navigate around but other than that a well maintained trail.

hiking
24 days ago

It's a great trail, and has beautiful views all the time.

hiking
25 days ago

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26 days ago

By far one of my favorite trails in Cali!! You get a sense of how magnificent the Sierra Range is once you get to the top of the falls. I could stay here for hours just taking everything in!