Ney Springs & Faery Falls

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Ney Springs & Faery Falls is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Azalea, 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

13 days ago

Great hike. I followed the directions below this post which were very helpful. when driving look for castle lake and turn left. On the trail make sure you go about a quarter mile past the ruins and go left.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful falls that were not too difficult to find. The trail continued past the actual falls but didnt go that far today.

hiking
1 month ago

Road up to the falls is a little iffy (at least when I went) but definitely cute little falls!

hiking
2 months ago

Not easy to find but worth it when we finally did! Follow Ney Springs Rd. Park at the first turnout on the left and walk up the road to the right. If you’ve reached the bridge you’ve gone too far. There are no trail markers! Walk up to the right, the creek will be on your left. You will see some ruins from the old Ney Springs Resort on your right...almost there! When it starts getting steep veer to your left, climb down the rocks and behold Faery Falls!

6 months ago

I sincerely wanted to see this waterfall, I'm actually infuriated because all the directions I found were wrong. Nothing is marked, I was able to find Ney Springs Road which is also unmarked. I successfully got to the break off point where the road splits into two while on this AWD road, however the directions said that if you took the right Road it would lead you up to the falls and old ancient Resort. WRONG! Well, I ended up walking for 2 miles straight up the mountain only to turn back around. Finally I realized it was probably the road to the left that led to the falls. SO upset. I was already too exhausted to try again. All in all, I probably walked four miles trying to find this thing. Pretty pissed off. Why are there not good directions available anywhere online?

hiking
6 months ago

Nice, short trail with beautiful falls!

hiking
7 months ago

Very pretty area with lots of poison oak.

hiking
8 months ago

Trailhead not marked. Trail is steep and got my heart going. Had to take breaks. Passed the trail to, but corrected our mistake by using All Trails map. Fall was beautiful. Nice boulders to climb on. Peaceful!

8 months ago

Magical place

hiking
9 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail with my family ☺

hiking
9 months ago

Loved his short hike - easy to find trail head - walk along what feels like a fire road. Dont take the first turn off - go a little further and then go down to the waterfall. Tons of butterflys - not a huge waterfall but nice little area

11 months ago

Nice Creek, and waterfall is beautiful and fun to play in. Many "permanent" homeless camps.

hiking
11 months ago

Fun and easy! Great little waterfall

hiking
11 months ago

Easy, beautiful, short, shaded. Great hike, awesome ruins and waterfall.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Super mellow hike, with some history and a waterfall!
Hike above the waterfall for some super nice swimming pools. You can even soak in the cold water right above the fall!

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