EASY DAY HIKE
7.1 miles 800' elevation gain
entry pass required for hikers
Phantom Falls is one of the prettiest in California, but it is hard to get to. Flows from first series of storms in fall and into spring.
This hike visits 5 other waterfalls, too.
Expect to see grazing cattle; they are generally safe, but give the occasional bull some space.
Wildflowers best late Feb-April.
GPS recommended. Sunlight best on falls in early afternoon (many are facing west, and are in shade in the morning).
We measured the falls as 164' (during the dry season with a tape measure from the lip of the falls to the high waterline in the plunge pool)
brief video of Super Bloom 2019
This hike is in North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve; owned by the public, managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. No camping allowed.
Maps (Nov 2022 version)