Bassi Falls - El Dorado Natl Forest

#6 of 134 trails in Eldorado National Forest

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easy, short hike to incredible waterfall

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Koua Her (78)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Good and short hike. Little water

Robyn D. (152)

Easy, pretty short-totally dog friendly, but not much water right now. 8/2/2015

Betsy Robertus (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Rae Cline (368)

13 Completed14 Reviews


Maryeth Ann Loriaux (122)

6 Completed5 Reviews

Jay Norton (288)

7 Completed7 Reviews

If you are in the area early spring or summer this is a good place to explore.The road to the trail head is rugged, recommend at least awd and/or vehicles with high clearance-Dont go down this road if your towing anything.Parking is limited.If you can get there this is a short hike, easy for adults and if you have kids they should be able to complete it without to much trouble, the return hike up is fairly steep.There is a waterfall at the end of the trail and the crystalline clear water that flows into a series of small pools are great to wade in.Leave the fishing pole at home or in the car, I did not see even a brookie here.Some moron- (s) ? left a substantial amount of trash here the day we visted,beer cans-bottles ect. a good way to get yourself a broken nose or worse if I see you leaving this kinda crap laying around- so pack it in pack it out you scumbags! In the spring snow melt trickles over the exposed granite and the small wildflowers are a pleasure to behold, the creek is fairly safe to swim in though a bit cold.This is a great hike if your passing through or live fairly close to the Eldorado National Forest region.

Carol Cotton (1114)

11 Completed11 Reviews

A beautiful short hike to a gorgeous waterfall. I went three times in one week! I'll definitely go back again and again! I'm including a link to the third of these hikes. The other two are also blogged here, as well.

Rob H (500)

18 Completed3 Reviews

Chris Slack (249)

2 Completed2 Reviews

We had two 4x4 trucks. Wouldn't try the drive in a car. Did the hike on May 26th. Lots of water. We had four kids aged 2-5. Great for kids!

Jack Peterson (87)

2 Completed2 Reviews

A really easy hike to the falls. Parking is tricky is a lot of people are there. Also finding the right FS road can get you going in circles!