MODERATE DAY HIKE
8.2 miles 1,500' elevation gain
This is the most popular of the Valley/Foothill hikes. The upper trail is wide, smooth, and easy. The lower trail is shorter, but steep on the way out. The viewing platform is safe, but scary.
The waterfall is an impressive 415' high* Fall River has good flow throughout the year, unlike many California waterfalls that are greatly reduced in summer and fall.
Not recommended if snow is below 3,000' elevation.
Fall color best in November. Flowers best in April
This hike is in Plumas National Forest; owned by the public, managed by Plumas National Forest. Backpacking welcomed; campfires welcomed except late Summer & early Fall.
* plus or minus 5'
composite photo of measurement.
Our measurement has now been confirmed (410') by Waterfalls West using a different technique.