Towell Falls Trail

 2 votes

3.4 Miles 5.4 Kilometers


Doubletrack

163' 50 m

Ascent

-248' -76 m

Descent

1,558' 475 m

High

1,369' 417 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Open trail with great views of surrounding basalt rock formations and outstanding wildflowers!

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Overview

Features: Birding — River/Creek — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The trail begins at the south side of the parking lot heading through a gate. There is a kiosk here that usually contains trail maps of the area. Once through the gate you'll follow the dirt road. Wildflowers are plentiful throughout this route in the spring time.

This trail continues to parallel Rock Creek. At just under 0.5 miles you'll go through another gate. From here the trail start to move away from the creek's edge. Instead, you'll wind through the many basalt rock formations throughout the landscape before rising to a view above Towell Falls.

From here you'll descend towards Rock Creek. Once nearing the creek, you'll find a trail marker with a faint trail heading west towards the upper falls. Follow this trail to the upper falls. This is a nice place to have a snack as you can stand at the top of the falls.

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Nov 12, 2016
Ivan Martin
Wonderful hike with a clear two track trail all the way to the waterfall. The trail gets extremely steep towards the middle but once you make it pa... 3.4mi
May 26, 2016
Christian Rhodes
This trail is labeled as a loop on WTA's website. IT IS NOT.

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Minor Issues 50 days ago
Some Mud - One area where water was covering the path, but easy to get walk around
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