Big Falls Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews

Big Falls Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Charleston, Nevada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1584 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
12 hours ago

hiking
3 days ago

Loved it will need to be mobile it involves a lot of walking over rocks and boulders and fallen trees make sure you were appropriate shoes since some areas are slippery even when dry weather is present. Also there is an alternate path on the left side of the rope ladder kinda steep incline keep left and you'll come around to the falls area also to let you know your going to enter this trail just you would to Mary Jane falls but keep left you'll notice the trail but it diffidently is off the well traveled path good luck all and have fun be safe

4 days ago

This hike is the perfect hike if you're seeking solitude, even on a weekend. You scramble right through the wash and it requires some careful navigating, but the wash is easy to follow. You eventually reach a boulder with a rope ladder to climb up, as it becomes impassible. You can opt to climb out of the wash on either side but it is loose gravel and very steep. Just after this point the falls will come into view. I would recommend doing this with a friend just because of the terrain involved toward the end. Would go back for sure!

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10 days ago

loved it once I found it

hiking
16 days ago

Somewhat off path trail, climbing over boulders and fallen trees, the falls at the end is refreshing and worth the hike. You definitely need hiking shoes with good traction for this trail, as it may be slippery.

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hiking
1 month ago

Fun and moderately challenging hike that is off the beaten path and AWAY from all the crowds going up to Mary Jane Falls. It's the middle of July and water is still flowing at Big Falls. It started raining pretty hard once we arrived which made the trip going down a bit more treacherous as the rocks became pretty slick. Worth the challenge and I'm glad I did it.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Awesome hike, fun & a little challenging with a beautiful waterfall at the end! Loved it

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was just right for a morning hike, with a great balance of everything. I love scrambling, and with the river bed and boulders, downed trees, a mixture of shade and sun, it pretty much all the right spots for everything I like condensed into one short hike with a nice little (tall) waterfall at the end as a reward. If taking dogs on this hike, I would only take little ones that you could carry/lift over certain spots, or moderately athletic dogs. Also good for active kids - but if you aren't wearing shoes with good grip, be careful because the boulders are more slippery (even when dry) than they look.

hiking
1 month ago

This is rather hard as it's all rocks. My partner didn't want to finish it as we did the other trail already and he was getting irritated by the climbing over river style rocks. I really liked it though as there was nobody around, there is somewhat of a trail so it's not like you get lost, it's adventurous. Sad I didn't see the waterfall:(

hiking
1 month ago