Big Falls Trailhead

Area Status: Open
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Big Falls Trail takes you into one of San Luis Obispo's most striking natural areas. Two dramatic waterfall settings are hidden within this amazing wooded canyon.

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Three water falls are within this 1.5 mile hike, near Arroyo Grande. The hike is relatively easy with a couple spots being a little more challenging; with short, steep climbs. The setting is within Big Canyon and Santa Lucia Wilderness. You will follow Big Creek and will easily find Lower, Middle Big Falls. It will be a little more challenging to reach Upper Big Fall, an 80 foot water fall; due to the steep climb.

Status: Open
Usage: To reach the Big Falls Trail Head, you will have to travel thru ten large creek crossings. Be advised that a high clearance vehicle is recommended to safely cross the creeks.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.2802

  Longitude : 
-120.4991

 

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