Falls Picnic Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
A picnic table sits underneath trees at Falls Picnic Area near Forest Falls.

Falls Picnic Area is located in a pine/cedar forest just above the community of Forest Falls.  Forest Falls is one of the key gateways to the Sand to Snow National Monument and home to the original trail into the San Gorgonio Wilderness.

Vivian Creek Trail to the San Gorgonio Wilderness starts here, and the Momyer Trailhead is nearby. Water, picnic tables and vault toilets are available.  Charcoal BBQ's may not be allowed during periods of high fire danger. Please call the Mill Creek Visitor Center for current conditions. Gas or propane BBQ's/stoves are allowed with a valid California Campfire Permit.

Pack It In/Pack It OutBlack Bears frequent this picnic area!! DO NOT leave food or garbage unattended! PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Wood and charcoal fires and stoves prohibited. Yellow Warning Triangle SymbolThe parking lot in Forest Falls, CA, for Falls Picnic Area, Big Falls Trailhead and Vivian Creek Trailhead, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Southern California Edison will be performing aerial operations for pole replacement in the area. There is no legal parking on local streets outside the parking lot.
Operational Hours: DAY USE ONLY- Sun up to sun down
Fees: U.S. Fee Area Logo 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, Yucaipa, Mentone
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center:
Mill Creek Visitor Center
34701 Mill Creek Road
Mentone, CA 92359
1-909-382-2882 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

General Information

Directions: Hwy 38 to Valley of the Falls Drive

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