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Hiking & Walking: California > Los Padres National Forest > Santa Lucia Ranger District

Quick Facts

Big Falls Trail

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: Varies
Length: 2.6 Miles (4.33 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Spring




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General Description

A 2.6-mile, easy-to-moderate hike. It passes through a forested canyon, and past two eye-catching waterfalls. Both are best seen during the spring months, when stream flow is at its peak. A small pool at the lower falls is a cool spot to relax on hot afternoons.

Directions from Santa Margarita: Travel Southeast on Pozo Road for about 16 miles, turn right (south) onto Forest Road 30S05 and drive 9 miles to the Big Falls Trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Big Falls Trail
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Big Falls Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Big Falls Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Santa Lucia Ranger District
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Santa Lucia Ranger District
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Santa Lucia Ranger District, 1616 North Carlotti Dr. , Santa Maria, CA, 93454, Phone: 805-925-9538, Fax: 805-681-2781, TTY: 805-925-7388

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