Eagle Falls Trail has a small paid parking lot, but parking on the street is free. Once you receive your wilderness permit, the trailhead is located straight from the parking lot, and begins nice and easy for the first quarter mile. Continue southwest along the trail until you reach carved stone steps, which is where the ascent takes a steep incline. Once past the rocky steps, you'll soon see the Eagle Falls in the background. You can view the beautiful falls from the bridge, or, you can carefully climb down to access the natural pool, where kids and furkids are known to have a blast wading in the water! Hiking another mile or more will take you to Eagle Falls Lake, where you can enjoy a little bit more solitude and the chilly waters of the big, pristine lake.
In addition to your trusty four-legged canine, make sure to bring a camera and a picnic lunch. Photography enthusiasts will definitely want to plan in some breaks to take photos of some of California's most lush, green landscape. Stop along the Eagle Falls Trail on a rocky boulder to enjoy a quick snack and rehydrate. Visitors are kindly asked to pick up after their pooch, and to bring out whatever they brought in. Come and enjoy this short, easy hike with your furbaby and friends!