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Trillium Falls Trail

MODERATE 263 reviews

Trillium Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Orick, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 433 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

forest

partially paved

views

waterfall

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
13 days ago

This is a very beautiful trail I enjoyed very much during my Redwood national park trip 2 weeks ago. Very shady in a sunny hot day. The old grown redwood and ferns are the major plants in the trail. Like other viewers said, the fall wasn’t a big one, hopefully it gets fuller during winter. I got lost at the end of the trail and came out from a gate with a warning sign “beware of black bear”. I hiked along so it was a bit scary. do hike with a friend!

hiking
22 days ago

great trail for redwoods, shady and amazing spot. saw elk on way back.

hiking
1 month ago

decent trail. high grade at certain locations. well shaded tall trees. good walk

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate trail with stunning redwoods. Lightly trafficked.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful redwood trees! Not difficult - switchbacks with moderate incline and decline.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trees but just a trickle of a waterfall. The walk had decent elevation changes with switchbacks around the giants. Lovely way to spend a couple hours.

2 months ago

The area itself is impressive with the scenery but I did this small trail after doing the 12 mile loop of James Irvine trail and Miner's Ridge trail expecting a waterfall! What I got was the same scenery as the previous trail and a pathetic little stream of water running down a few rocks, real embarrassment to be called a waterfall!!!. Other than that the area is beautiful and I still did the loop and passed by the Elk viewing bridge to watch the Elk feeding in the open grass. I counted at least 20 Elk!

hiking
3 months ago

a beautiful hike, definitely on the higher end of moderate if you're new to trails and not in the perfect shape but doable. the falls are definitely small but pretty. while there is uphill no matter which way you start going the back way making the falls last is a longer gradual incline versus the direct route to the falls which is a shorter somewhat steep incline.

hiking
3 months ago

It's a stretch to call these falls. The rest of the trail is ok but not very rewarding.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail with plenty of redwoods. Not the largest trees we saw but still a nice hike and convenient location.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

This was a pretty easy little adventure through the forest! The falls are quite small in comparison to what we are used to but, still beautiful nonetheless. Make sure you do the full loop around. You can truly appreciate how massive these trees really are, when you do the entire loop! Watch out for the banana slugs! I had one stuck to my hand.. good luck washing that slime off! Haha

hiking
3 months ago

Our favorite hike in the park! If you have time for one hike, would recommend doing this hike over the tall trees hike as you get to see epic trees without having to travel out of your way on gravel roads.

hiking
3 months ago

we really enjoyed the plants. We missed the Elk on the day we went, but the rest was fantastic. The falls were very small, but we still enjoyed the plants and trees.

hiking
3 months ago

A truly great hike that really demonstrates what Redwood has to offer. The falls themselves are beautiful but on the small side, but the trail takes you through very dense underbrush and what felt like a true temperate rainforest. I did the Cathedral Loop as well and felt that Trillium Falls much better shows the beauty and power of the Redwoods.

hiking
3 months ago

fairly easy hike with lots of large trees. waterfall is more of a stream that is trickling down a few feet. but overall it was a wonderful hike

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

It was a little buggy but overall this trail is amazing! Lots of animals around and shade!! Will do again if I’m ever back in norther California!

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of nice redwoods. The waterfall was small

hiking
4 months ago

This is a five star trail, and the waterfall is nice, but should not be emphasized as the highlight of the trail. This trail had nice hills climbing up and down through the forest, so we had many views of the Redwoods and the ferns and the valleys; really beautiful and very pleasant overall.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This was a very leisurely hike with lots of fun exploration to get lost in. If you want to take photos of BIG trees, this is the best place with the easiest access. There's also a small waterfall mid-way where you get to cross the bigger of many wooden bridges on this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Overall amazing trail! Lots of sites such as the waterfall and foliage, also heard many elk and woodpeckers. Actually such a wonderful area because you drive right through elk Prairie and there’s all kinds of trails that either start, and or meet right here. There’s plenty of directional signs and large well kept bathrooms, benches, and a large area to picnic.

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely stunning views of large redwood and sequoia. Easy hike. Only took so long because we stopped to look at every beautiful tree.

hiking
5 months ago

We only walked to the Trillium Fall and then came back, but it was still amazing and beautiful. Spent awhile there taking pictures. Very pretty and a nice walk just to the falls and back.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy and beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

Really pretty, easy trail with great views of the redwoods. We were the only ones on the trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Well marked, easy to find. No one on the trail. Elk nearby. A few benches to rest along the way, very peaceful.

8 months ago

waterfall is mothing grand but the trailer is pretty. Saw some elk. I cycled it.

9 months ago

beautiful trail, the falls are gorgeous. Mile markers would be nice for first timers. Watch your time in the winter PM. Quite a few signs of sasquatch.

hiking
11 months ago

We only had a little bit of daylight left and were in the vicinity so we chose this short, beautiful trail. Only problem was you could hear the street noise (hence the 4 stars). The park service is trying to re-establish the waterfall and creek which were covered over years ago due to logging…hence the pipe that someone complained about. But we found it quite beautiful.

hiking
11 months ago

Was really disappointed to find that Trillium Falls was water coming out of a pipe. Wouldn’t waste your time on this if you are just traveling.

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