Cutting through the thick forest that makes up the Plumas National Forest, and walking through territory that was carved out more than 200,00 years ago, the Frazier Falls Trail will take you on a magical and scenic journey with plenty to see. Pups are always allowed to come too as long as they remain on a leash, and on the 5-foot wide paved trail, it's easy to walk with the extra company.
The Frazier Falls Trailhead is well marked on the side of the Frazier Creek Road, with a tree covered lot and gravel terrain. Hikers can also take advantage of the restrooms, trash containers, and five picnic tables before their hike. Entering the trail is easy thanks to its asphalt and well-marked opening. The trail begins on a slow descent up at about a 14% grade where you and Fido can see some of the more prominent vegetation, like coast douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and white fir.
The trail passed over a small metal bridge along Frazier Creek about halfway through, and after that, the even trail will take you to the cliffs that look over the Frazier Falls. The falls are 178 feet high, and have carved their way through granite rock. The water mostly comes from the rain and melting snow from the north.
The view also showcases a large valley 178 feet high, offering views of mountains, grasslands, the creek, and thick forests. Heading back is easy, with a slow decline and plenty of room to get past people. You can even get a chance to view some of the natural wildflowers that occur in summer, and see some deer, bats, coyotes, and raccoons.
Gorgeous terrain, natural history, and a calming walk will give you and Fido lots of exercise. Fido will certainly be asking to go again, so be sure to listen to your pup and head out to this hike soon!