Big Falls Trail 1E13


Area Status: Open
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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.

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Hiking trail is closed beyond the black hand rail gate.
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.
Restrictions: Upper Big Falls is currently closed due to  until May 27, 2022 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. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/home/?cid=fseprd916205 
Closest Towns: Forest Falls, Mentone, Yucaipa
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: 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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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.082328

  Longitude : 
-116.893432