Mist Falls Trail

MODERATE 123 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

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8 days ago

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14 days ago

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20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

I have to give it a 4 due to all the (non-biting) flies on the trail. Otherwise, this is a definite 5-Star trail that is not too difficult, and has constant beautiful scenery.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

backpacking
29 days ago

Great hike with great views. Enjoy the climb!

hiking
1 month ago

Parking lot at road's end was pretty crowed for a weekday morning however once I got on the trail it was pretty empty. Lots of bugs on the trail. Pretty flat for the first two miles as it follows along the river in the canyon then makes a turn to head north still following the river and begins to climb. Along with the falls also make sure you stop at the rock outlook and look back towards an amazing view down the canyon.

1 month ago

This was such a beautiful hike!!!!!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The hike to the falls was scenic and well worth the trip. A must do if you are in the Cedar Grove area. As others have mentioned there are a lot of flies in the area. They do not bite, but an occasional mosquito will sneak in with the swarm. I HIGHLY recommend that you pick up a head net if planning to do this hike. The swarm of flies were heavy in the morning and relatively lite in the afternoon. Repellents do not work on these flies.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful drive, Amazing Hike, Breathtaking views, and lots of mosquitoes during the AM. Bring lots of mosquitoes repellent and if possible brining a mosquitoes bet to cover your face.. we didn't bring mosquitoes face nets so we were constantly swaddling them with tree branches.. aside from that, it was totally worth it!! Would definitely do it again..

backpacking
1 month ago

Great views! A little buggy this time of year. Feel the mist coming off the falls!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

2 stars for the way to go, 4 stars for the way back.
We started (Aug 17) at 10.15 in the morning, but we were immediately overwhelmed by the mosquito's and flies. We used a lot of Deet, anti-mosquito spray, but it didn't help. There were so many mosquito's flying in your ears, nose, mouth and eyes that we couldn't ignore them and couldnt enjoy the hike. We have travelled/hiked a lot, but we were never at a place with so many mosquitos. Also all people we met didn't like it because of the mosquitos.
After 2 hours we reaches the end of the Mist Trail and stayed for a while at the waterfall, which is very nice! Even at the end of sunner the waterfall was still very powerfull!
On the way back we barely saw/heard mosquitos, maybe because of the higher temperature? Now finally we noticed why people love this trail: the nature around you is so beautiful! The part back we really liked, so 4 stars for that.
I'd recommend to do the hike not too early because of the mosquitos. It will be warmer if you start later, but we'd prefer that.
Tips: take anti-mosquito spray, sunblock and enough water (and some food) with you! And an anti-mosquito net if you decide to leave early :)