Waterfall Loop Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Waterfall Loop Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mendocino, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
24 days ago

Loop is better taken in clockwise direction. Wear sturdy shoes and hiking pole(s) for added stability. Trail is single track, narrow, high on the canyon wall. Not treacherous but not for very young kids imo. Gorgeous scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Not sure but recording on this trail was not running accurate. Entrance to trail appears to be where asphalt ends. Because it rained night before trail was spongey and slippery in spots. Hiking pole(s) would have helped today. Trail is wide and a downhill most of the was to the falls. After falls we returned the way we came. The falls after the rain was roaring and well worth the trip. The stairs down to the falls can be tricky so watch the kids, dogs and yourself

3 months ago

For seventy years, this was a nice trail on a beautiful day in February. Easy.

3 months ago

really pretty waterfall at the half way point in the fern canyon trail. such a nice pit stop

5 months ago

This is such a pleasant hike. Super green fern heaven and ends in a beautiful waterfall. You can also just go to the waterfall and turn back. The trails are super well maintained. Decent hike all around from a workout. Not too strenuous. Kids loved it as well.

6 months ago

Good short hike through the redwoods and to the waterfall. Hiking in the rain was a unique experience and the waterfall do looks great after a good walk through the woods

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous hike. Trail is narrow at times and there are some old fallen trees to get around. There weren't very many people for a weekend in Oct.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Beautiful, peaceful walk. Some serious up-hill climbing at times-good cardio!

hiking
Thursday, March 09, 2017

lovely even in cloudy sunlight...roaring and restful

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Beautiful anytime of year! Waterfall is amazing after all the recent rain. There is a fair amount of incline and decline. Take the 2.2 loop logging road trail for the easiest hike or add a 4 mile loop to make it adventurous. Great for family hike. Great for romantic beauty.

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