Booth Falls Trail

#1 of 180 trails in White River National Forest
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.

James C
10 days ago

44 Completed24 Reviews

Don't write a review and give a rating when you don't bring the right gear!!!

Kathryn Campbell
11 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

First mile climbs 812 feet, but smooths out after that. Beautiful, scenic. Heavily used, so expect to see a LOT of people. Nearby school ok for parking in summer but once school starts its off limits - please respect this.

Johnny Thompson
12 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Still lots of snow after the first mile. Snowshoes or at least yak tracks are a must if you want to get to the falls. I'll definitely come back in a month but for now it's not that great.

Sarah Sayles
17 days ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

We hiked this trail early May and there's a lot of snow still so proper gear is necessary for snow conditions. I imagine this trail is awesome in the summer though!

Jesse Csincsak
2 months ago

42 Completed45 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 Completed6 Reviews

Clayton Horney
5 months ago

12 Completed6 Reviews

Penny G.
6 months ago

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

Jenny Miller
7 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
8 months ago

139 Completed18 Reviews

Way cool, worth it, quick elevation gain..I only had 2 hours to get up to the falls and problem..lots of cool outcrops to take good shots...water def low but still there, so beautiful out there

Brian Moore
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Carol Avery
8 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
8 months ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

very fun

Sean O'Connor
8 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike - good workout. Falls and views are great

Dave Seibert
8 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
9 months ago

29 Completed8 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
9 months ago

4 Completed1 Reviews