Hike Horsetail Falls

Horsetail Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Brian Walker

Distance: 2.8 miles roundtrip. Elevation gain: 700 ft. Great views of beautiful surroundings. Short but difficult workout.

Great views are waiting for you at the top of Horsetail Falls. Pyramid Creek flows down the steep, glacier carved granite faces of Desolation Wilderness to create this awesome waterfall that is estimated to be about 800 feet tall.

You will follow Pyramid Creek up the granite rocks to the top of the falls – note that this is a short, but difficult hike.

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Beautiful Hike!

Very beautiful but there is no defined trail. I really enjoyed it as it allows you to explore different paths. Dog friendly and I'm definitely coming back with my camera.

Euls S.

over 3 years ago

There is no clear defined trail. At times the trail will split or disappear, then you'll find it again after navigating over some rocks or tree roots. Just keep on a trail near the creek and it'll get you there.

Climb down the rocks to swim at the base of the waterfall!

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