Angel Falls via Willow Creek Trail

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Angel Falls via Willow Creek Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bass Lake, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 606 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

scramble

off trail

There are two trailheads, one on the west side of the creek and one on the east side of the creek. You must cross bridge to access east side trailhead which is the proper trail. If starting on west side of Willow Creek, there is potentially dangerous creek crossing to reach the upper portion of the trail head at Devil's Slide. The two main attractions to Willow Creek trail are Angel Falls and Devil's Slide. The rocks in this area are extremely slippery, so be careful.

hiking
6 days ago

Very nice trail! Good to hike in February, even warm enough for shorts and tank top in the afternoon today. River is low right now but still fast so you could walk out on the rocks to get a closer view, many nice spots for a snack! Trail is hard to find initially, we wandered on an unofficial trail for the first third and eventually found out way up to the actual trail, but the whole thing is well maintained and easy to see once you’re on it! Would recommend!!

hiking
6 days ago

What a great adventure. We had a hard time finding the trail at first. We had an adventure crossing the river but so fun. Be smart on this trail.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
8 days ago

Fun and easy hike! Finished in under 3 hours with lots of stopping to take pictures.

8 days ago

A lovely and easy hike up to some pretty spectacular rocks and falls. We parked near the lake which made finding the walk a bit tricky once we crossed the road.... the private road threw us a bit but thanks to the app we knew to cross the little bridge and keep going.

hiking
bugs
muddy
scramble
14 days ago

hiking
scramble
25 days ago

Nice easy trail for a weekday trip. A little difficult to cross the river at some points but continuing past the pipeline was worth it. Very slippery. Also saw salamanders and fungi along the way!

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Start at the trailhead east of the highway unless you’re comfortable running across it. Traveling on the west side of the creek means no trail markers on the unmaintained trail. But it also means being right next to the water and surrounded by lush moss. Sticking to the east side provides a view point and a much more maintained trail. It was difficult to find a spot to cross the creek, even in December.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little trail! We were limited on daylight due to working in the morning so we didn’t make it all the way to the end. But we really enjoyed the falls and the nice forested trail. Lots of moss covered trees and rocks making for beautiful scenery in addition to the views of the water. Would love to go back with more time to enjoy!

hiking
flooded
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice water pools. Took the east side along the water was a little challenging. Crossed over and came down on the west side which was much easier. Didnt make it to Devils Slide but will definitely go back.

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

Great views!

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

Didn’t actually make it to the trailhead. Seemed like we would have to walk on the side of the road, with no shoulder, for 5 minutes. There was a nice river though :)

hiking
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

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