Jemez Falls Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Jemez Falls Trailhead is located adjacent to the Jemez Falls Group Area. To get to the trailhead use the Jemez Falls Campground turnoff and follow the road past the campground and day use area.

A short 1/4-mile hike will get you to the Jemez Falls Overlook, the highest falls in the Jemez Mountains.

The trailhead is located midway along the East Fork Trail. Hiking northeast one mile is moderately easy to the East Fork Trailhead and another 5 miles to the Las Conchas Trailhead.  Hiking west will lead downhill to the Battleship Trailhead, approximately 4 miles.


Uses: Hiking and fishing

Facilities: Paved parking and toilets. Trail 137 is accessed from the trailhead.

Special Instructions:  Pack out all trash and leave the trail clean for others to enjoy. Cutting live vegetation is prohibited. Backpackers camp at least 400 feet from McCauley Warm Springs and at least 200 feet from the river and springs.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open while weather conditions permit. Please check back for updates.
Operational Hours: Day-use only. No overnight camping within one quarter mile of trailhead.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Dogs must be leashed while in trailhead area and on trail.
Closest Towns: La Cueva and Jemez Springs
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

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