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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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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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