Big Falls Trail 1E13

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The trailhead is reached by turning east off Highway 38 to Valley of the Falls Road in Forest Falls. Continue through the community to the top end of the road. Big Falls trailhead will be the first main parking lot on the left, immediately before the picnic area. Walk down the creek area about 5 minutes, then cross the wash (it is not recommended to cross when the water flow is high or when thunderstorms are predicted) and go up the trail about one tenth of a mile to the waterfall overlook. This area provides an excellent view of one of the tallest waterfalls in southern California.

Do not hike/climb past the overlook!  It is very dangerous because of the loose, slippery, and steep terrain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Exercise extreme caution in the Mill creek/wash area when thunderstorms are predicted as flash flooding can occur. Also beware of slippery rocks and unstable slopes in the area of the falls.
Fees Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Closest Towns: Forest Falls, Mentone, Yucaipa

General Information

Directions: The trailhead is reached by turning east off Highway 38 to Valley of the Falls Road in Forest Falls. Continue through the community to the top end of the road. Big Falls trailhead will be the first main parking lot on the left, immediately before the picnic area.

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