Booth Falls Trail

MODERATE
#1 of 182 trails in White River National Forest
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Booth Falls Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vail, CO that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles 1437 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash kid friendly birding hiking nature trips walking forest views waterfall wild flowers rocky
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There are only a few parking spots at the trailhead, otherwise you can park at the Vail Mountain School parking lot just below and walk up.

Jesse Csincsak
2 months ago

42 Completed11 Reviews

Hiked this with my 4 year old son and year old daughter on my chest... Great workout awesome waterfall definitely would go again !!

Kyle Pramann
2 months ago

6 Completed0 Reviews

Clayton Horney
5 months ago

12 Completed6 Reviews

Penny G.
5 months ago

Snow, ice and mud! A good workout with beautiful views!

Jenny Miller
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This hike is gorgeous but pretty busy. Had to stop and catch our breath a few times as it is a steady incline to the falls. Its hard to be leisurely when there are people ahead of you and behind you, but the scenery makes it worth it - you go through aspens, evergreens, and open up to a valley before the falls. Forget parking here unless you are an early early bird! We found NO Parking signs everywhere and the closest parking lot (school) said no hiker parking allowed. At the beginning of the hike is a side spur that is perfect for sitting by the creek and relaxing, so a great place to finish.

Kirk Hamilton
7 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Excellent moderate hike. We had trekking poles which are very helpful in places. Next time we will take a lunch and hike to the lake. You will need about 4 to 5 hours to really enjoy this hike to its fullest.

Emily Sears
7 months ago

8 Completed8 Reviews

Hike past the falls all the way to the lake- very worth it. Crowds thin out significantly after the falls. Very beautiful day hike.

Seth Souza
7 months ago

126 Completed17 Reviews

Way cool, worth it, quick elevation gain..I only had 2 hours to get up to the falls and back..no problem..lots of cool outcrops to take good shots...water def low but still there, so beautiful out there

Brian Moore
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Carol Avery
7 months ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

Crowded but the falls were beautiful. Watch a Slack Liner cross the waterfall. Amazing mountain and valley views! What's with all the dog poop bags left at the side of the trail?!

Mike Thompson
7 months ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

very fun

Sean O'Connor
7 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike - good workout. Falls and views are great

Dave Seibert
7 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Hiked this trail in July and it was beautiful! It is a great hike and the falls are incredible. It is well traveled and you will meet a lot of people going up and down. Get there early to park near the trailhead.

Laurel Dubreuil
8 months ago

13 Completed4 Reviews

Beautiful hike with plenty to see and good places to stop. It took about 1.5 hours up and 1 down and was a little crowded.

Andrea Askins-Ball
8 months ago

27 Completed4 Reviews

Finished this trail yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it! Took about an hour and a half to get up to the falls and about an hour back (I'm a bit slow right now at eight months pregnant). We spent about 45 minutes up at the falls, between taking photos and eating lunch. Besides the falls, my favorite part of the hike was the wildflower meadow you walk through shortly before reaching the falls.

Mendy Coffey
8 months ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

Patrick Sleeper
8 months ago

11 Completed3 Reviews

Can be crowded the first half of the hike. Once you get past the Waterfall it becomes a much less crowded trail and going to the top to see the lake is definitely worth it!

Angela Reinhardt
8 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful hike. If I were a trail runner, this would be the trail to run. Not a lot of big rocks along the path like the other trails I've hiked. The scenery was awesome. Great way to end a very active vacation.

Emily Quick
8 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful hike. May be difficult for first timers also if you're not used to altitude. But definitely a great hike.

debi rodenmayer
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Grindiculous!!!