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Whiskey Falls Trail is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near North Fork, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until July. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 187 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

waterfall

hiking
1 day ago

More a walk down a forest road which you could drive on, than it is a hike. But some nice waterfalls at the end. Like others have said, Google Maps gives some bad directions. At N37.256986 W119.449.674 Google has you turn left onto Whisky Snowmobile Trails Rd. It’s a prettier drive going that way, but you will need an off-road vehicle to go that way. I made it in a 4WD pickup truck, but it would be very risky or maybe impossible in a crossover. Instead of making that turn, just keep going straight on Whisky Falls Rd. For some reason Google Maps thinks the road ends there, but it just goes on through straight to where you need to go. You can see it on the satellite view.

hiking
19 days ago

This is a beautiful waterfall and highly recommend to try it out. As previous reviews have stated, when you arrive at the gate proceed straight. The road will be windy, but it eventually arrives at a fork in the road where you can park your car. You'll see a sign thst says 1 mile and them you can walk to the falls. Beware the 6 miles prior to arriving are loose gravel, so take a good 4x4. Overall, this is well worth the visif!

hiking
25 days ago

Follow GPS until you arrive at the gate. Then take the road in the center out of the three in front of you. This will take you to a sign for camp grounds which will be to your right. Whisky falls is at the bridge.

hiking
25 days ago

it's a forest road. more a walk than a hike. werent pestered by bugs, not many people out. the OHV over & behind the falls gives a better work out and it's easy to get back to the road.

1 month ago

We attempted to go yesterday, later in the day, in our Mazda3, but were taken down the wrong "road" by Google maps. DO NOT TRUST GOOGLE MAPS! About 5 miles before the falls we were instructed to turn left down a dirt road labeled "atv/dirt bike road." Google called it "Whiskey Snowmobile Trails road." THIS IS A WRONG TURN! It will lead you through rough terrain that is hard to turn around in, and could potentially damage your vehicle. We should have realized when we turned, but we were blindly trusting technology. Do not be like us. Stay on the road going straight. Because it was later in the day, by the time we got ourselves oriented, we decided to turn around due to sunlight instead of push on to the falls. We will attempt again soon, in a better suited vehicle.

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

We come here at least once a year with our kids and love it. You can drive the trail or walk it. The signs are not super clear on which way to go at the gate.

hiking
1 month ago

Driving there the roads were windy and quite bumpy at times. Before getting to the trail head there is a gate. There is a sign that says its open Dec. 1 - May 1. A quick and easy hike to do.

hiking
10 months ago

The falls were amazing, somewhat confusing to get to. No marked areas from the gate to get to the falls, but well worth the bumpy road!!!

hiking
Mon Jul 01 2019

Very bumpy road thru burned forest, leading to the trailhead (sedan is ok); then you walk thru nice evergreen forest, on the dirt road to the beautiful waterfall.

Sun Jun 02 2019

The falls is awesome!

ohv/off road driving
Sun May 19 2019

Lots of great off road trails and a nice place to bring the family!

camping
Thu Oct 18 2018

Fun place to ride, there are marked trails throughout the area.

Fri Jan 08 2016

Really short, watch out for rattlesnakes.

hiking
Wed Jun 17 2015

The falls were pretty. Nice place to have a short picnic, but not really a hike or long trip.

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