July 30th 2013
Arrived to forest falls campground! Off of highway 38 in California we finally arrived at forest falls California.
Photos from “Big Falls Trail” (no waterfalls, see next post)
The Big Falls trail does feature some waterfalls during spring season, right after the major snow season ends. Everything is fresh and green and simply beautiful. It took us 6 hours to reach the top; because of bears and mountain lions, by the time we reached the top it was time to head back down. At the top of the mountain it is okay to camp as other hikers do so as well, however rest assure there is wild life out there and I would recommend carrying a firearm!
Vivian Creek Trail! “Waterfalls”
This trail is known specifically for its huge waterfalls. It is an 8.9 mile hike and is recommended to camp at specific locations along the way. The first mile is SUPER ROUGH, the very first mile was even tough for me as it is an almost straight vertical climb. Unfortunately we had to turn back as the rock slides were really scaring my friend. We did however make it to the first waterfall along the trail and had a tough time snapping photos just because of the tough vertical hillside. We will be going back and I’m going to do the hike by myself to get some photos.
- Trip to Forest Falls California | Hiking Camping (forrestfallshikingbigbear.wordpress.com)
- Seven Waterfalls of Mambukal: Rejuvination through Nature’s Bounties (adrenalineromance.com)
- Best US Hiking Cities (local.answers.com)
- Backpacking the Hoh River Trail in Olympic National Park (themorningfresh.com)