Big Falls Trail

Forest Falls, CA
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Big Falls Trail is a 3.3 mile trail located near Forest Falls, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until September.

Directions from Bear Valley/Woodlands, CA: Travel west on Highway 38 to Valley-of-the-Falls Boulevard. Proceed about 3 miles and park in the parking area adjacent to the Falls Picnic Area.

Restrooms/Campgrounds/Forrest Patrols.

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

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30 Completed 10 Reviews

The falls are beautiful and climbing around on the rocks is fun. The actual trail is very short though. I would not go out of my way to visit, but if you are in the area, definitely check it out. The drive up can be a fun adventure in itself, as well. Check out El Mexicano nearby in Forest Falls for some good Mexican food.

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7 Completed 2 Reviews

The actual trail to the falls from the waterfall is very short, and very easy, but the actual falls are beautiful. Heading upward into the mountain is also fun but when we went it wasn't exactly a trail but a tried creek we walked up. Still such a fun adventure, and absolutely beautiful. Go on a weekday if you want to enjoy the falls. I've gone on a Wednesday and a Saturday and there were about three times more people on Saturday. Also be aware of wildlife, we saw a ram come down from the mountain and get very, very close to people.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I loved it!! Great time spent with family and friends!! Totally recommend!

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Was short... But very beautiful. Word of advice do go on a weekday. Too many people there. And a dang family of 20 with a bunch of 5 year olds was chilling at top. Brought the dogs they did well including the tiny chihuahua.

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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail to go for a hike. The big water falls are awesome. Make sure to not take any kinds of good with you because there are alot of bears and wild animals in the area.

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4 Completed 4 Reviews

It was a great place, its true that it is more of a walk than a hike, but if you climb thru the rocks instead of the upward trail, it can be fun. Its totally worth it, the place is pretty awesome and worth going, the water feels amazing, especially on a hot day. Definitely recommend it, the only reason why it got Four Stars was because there were some beer bottles, more than I thought there would be, but if you can see past by it, its a pretty great place.

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16 Completed 18 Reviews

Agree with everyone else. This is a fairly easy hike. About .3 miles in and you see the falls. If you want to go to relax under some beautiful trees with the sound of falling water around you and small creeks, this is definitely the place for you. We took our kids, 6, 8, 17. The two younger ones would've had a tough time getting to the to water fall. Other than that it was amazing. Only reason I don't give a full 5 stars is because it was more of a short walk than a hike. It is very short, but definitely a must do.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

so as most others have said. this is more of walk than a hike. If that is to say you stop at the base of the falls. there are several tiers and you can continue to keep going and I was pleasantly surprised it was a decent hike. the better falls are the higher ones anyways. I'm sure I will go back. your adventurer pass can be obtained just before you reach the parking lot at a little convince store on the right by a Mexican Restaurant..can't miss it $5 for the day.

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20 Completed 12 Reviews

Its a very short hike but still quite enjoyable. There are a lot of rocks and you will sometimes have to climb up them to get back onto the trail, but there are many different routes to get to the same place. Our group likes to climb so we may have not taken the easiest way. However, you can't miss it, just follow the stream up and then sit back once you get to the waterfall. Be careful, some of the rocks are really slippery.

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