Hike To Zim Zim Falls

San Francisco Zim Zim Falls Trail

Added by Kelsey Nelson

Pleasant hike through a green valley that ends at a 50 foot waterfall.

This 8 mile (out and back) hike begins at the trail head off of Knoxville Road, just before mile marker 24. The first 3 miles are relatively flat, though you will cross the creek about 9 times. Right before you reach the waterfall, you will come to a fork in the trail marked by a pink boulder. Stay left to view the falls from below or go right for a short incline hike to see the falls from afar.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof boots/shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

8 Miles

Elev. Gain:

500 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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about 1 year ago

Great Hike!

Awesome, mild hike for a killer waterfall!

about 1 year ago

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