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A fairly easy 1 mile hike will take you to this sparkling waterfall.
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All reviews kings creek restoration area viewing platform great hike moderate hike trekking poles bring plenty of water picnic lunch half mile the loop elevation gain take your time downhill fork stream switchbacks rocks
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Lots of steps up the path but a great loop. Be sure to take the path all the way down for the full view of the falls as signage could be better.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karlinac2015
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Moderate hike and a great view of the waterfalls once you reach the bottom. Tends to get pretty crowded as this happens to be one of the most hiked places at Lassen, so start early if you can. The hike to the falls is not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChillChalla
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Plan on taking a couple hours to hike down to this beautiful fall. The trail is about 2.4 miles roundtrip. It starts out flat, but about a half mile in, it starts to climb. Take the loop trail out up the stone steps to view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ginny Z
Reviewed August 13, 2018

despite the really hot temperatures and smoky air. we really enjoyed this hike. One of the best views in the park on the return portion of the falls going up the steps. Loved it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SherryG487
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Trailhead is 17 miles from north entrance and area is congested. Meandering initial section surrounded by wildflowers with much steeper decline over rocky terrain in the middle and easier descent at the end. A lot of the hike is desire the rushing water of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hindustani76
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The falls are a great reward for making the hike. The trail is moderate, downhill going in, and uphill coming out. It has an elevation gain of about 700 feet. Take your time to enjoy the views along the way. The roar of the falls...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed June 11, 2018

You can hike a delightful 5 mile loop. Start on the King's Creek falls trail but at the first fork, go right to Sifford Lake. I'll explain later why you must do it in this direction. HIke until you see the sign to Sifford Lake,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank jjo
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The Park Service rates the trail as a 2---my wife vehemently disagrees and is lobbying for a 3. The payoff is great because you end at a relaxing falls setting. There is a little switchback element to get out of the falls area that will...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steven N
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the hike to the falls from the parking area. Downhill all the way. Uphill coming back obviously but quite steady. Watched deer, and other wildlife in the stream, which in the sunshine made it quite a magical and yet simple hike.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank RWB75
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Kings Creek Falls is supposedly the shorter of the two waterfall trails but I don't think it accounts for the restoration area which requires you to go around and therefore makes the trail longer. It treks downhill predominately to the falls so the return is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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