Easy hike along a crystal clear spring fed-river.

The Fall River Trail follows meanders through an old growth ponderosa pine forest along the banks of the Fall River. There are several pull-out parking spots along Forest Service Road 42 but probably the easiest is to start at the Fall River Campground day-use area. The day-use area has pit toilets and picnick tables.

Your dog might enjoy swimming in summer but most humans will find the spring-fed water a bit chilly. Wildflowers in spring grow beside the river making for great photos and beautiful place to spread out a blanket and soak it all in.  

Pack List

  • Picnic lunch and blanket to enjoy on the banks of river.
  • Fly fishing gear only if you want to fish.
  • Water
  • Camera
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RT Distance 5.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 101 Feet
Activities Fishing, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole


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