Big Falls Trail 1E13

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

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

Fees Recreation Pass Required. (Adventure Passes or Interagency Passes accepted.) For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
Restrictions: Upper Big Falls is currently closed due to Forest Order 05-12-53-20-03 until May 27, 2021 to provide for public safety. The closure is from the observation deck up to the waterfalls itself. Do not hike/climb past the observation deck.
Closest Towns: Forest Falls, Mentone, Yucaipa
Information Center: Mill Creek Ranger Station

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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  Latitude : 
34.082328

  Longitude : 
-116.893432

 



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