Big Falls Trail

#4 of 136 trails in San Bernardino National Forest

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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.

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Karina Castillo (244)

13 Completed4 Reviews

Amazing falls, short hike but worth the drive..
Took my oldest daughter with me ( not a hiker) and she ended up taken a bad fall, sprained her ankle, bruises and scrapes, but luckily no broken bones.
I've been hiking for some time now, and my daughter's fall sure was an eye opener on how it doesn't matter how easy the hike may seem. Please beware, analyze your step, specially around loose rocks and water, which is what this hike is pretty much all about.
Highly recommended but please pick up your trash and be careful with slippery rocks!
Happy trails

heather ciccone (128)

7 Completed8 Reviews

This trail is beautiful. if you reach the waterfall at the top, it is pretty breathtaking. However, the rocks at the top are extremely slippery! Be careful. To get to the falls you have to leave the designated path and climb over large rocks and tree branches. It's worth the view, but can be dangerous, so be careful!

V Mahoney (73)

8 Completed3 Reviews

Trail to the base of the falls is relatively easy, although the footing is uneven in spots. There are forest service warnings against climbing the unstable cliffs to the top. Saw one injured guy coming down and chose to stop midway up the creek below the falls. Still was a nice little escape. Pick up an adventure pass at the general store on your way through town. With the low rainfall and snowfall this year, the falls are not very full and will likely be much lower this summer.

Kenny Kenny (61)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice hike, pretty easy hike to the first pool of water, if you go further, if becomes more difficult, plenty of boulders and rocks to climb and is somewhat steep. Once you make it to the big water fall, you have to climb a couple of boulders or walk in the water to get to it. If you choose to climb the boulders, be careful, they are kind of slick and very much so if your shoes get wet. Beautiful place, too bad taggers have vandalized the boulders.

Ahtollie Adarne (227)

6 Completed6 Reviews

went on this trail twice and enjoyed it very much. It's a short hike to the water but a very pretty one. You can get a great hike in if you go all the way to the top falls. be very careful as its steep and slippery. clean and beautiful, love this place.

LaRoy Montgomery (96)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Nice trail and views once you get to the big falls. Still need to be careful though while on the rocks. Saw a gentleman take a tumble yesterday and need paramedics to come.

Kelly Phillips (244)

9 Completed6 Reviews

Nice little hike. Go on a weekday.

Ryan Kerns (277)

7 Completed4 Reviews

Muddyface D'solis (272)

5 Completed4 Reviews

short hike amazing end but its more of climb than hike

Adam Schultz (627)

33 Completed12 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.