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Let's see Bassi Falls in it's fullest!

Now that the snow has melted, Bassi Falls will be the fullest it's going to get! We went there about this time last year and it was amazing! Check out the picture!

Come join us for a hike to see the amazing 109' Bassi Falls! After the hike feel free to hang out with us and have lunch while looking at extremely full falls. Since the water is flowing so fast, it's not safe to swim in.

Location: Pollock Pines, Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County

Height: 109 ft.

Access: parking lot

Distance: 1.2 miles (Round Trip)

Elevation: 5400 ft. (-50 ft.)

Difficulty: super easy

Lat/Long:[masked], [masked]

Directions: From Hwy #50 about 20 miles east of Placerville, turn left (north) onto Ice House Rd (Forest Road 3). Drive 15.9 miles on Ice House Rd. to Union Valley Reservoir. Turn right onto an unmarked dirt road (Road 12N32A), just after crossing the bridge over Big Silver Creek (opposite Big Silver group camp). Drive 0.2 miles to a junction and turn left. Then drive 0.8 miles to another junction and turn right. Drive another 0.7 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road (total 1.7 miles along the dirt road).

This is a kid friendly and dog friendly hike and excellent for absolute beginners and people wary of heading off into the back country. Bring water, sun protection and tell someone where you will be. It is an easy 10 minute walk from the parking area to the falls. There is now an official, maintained trail leading to Bassi Falls. It is very easy to follow, though once the trail reaches an open area it becomes indistinct crossing over the granite rock. A line of rocks has been made so it is fairly easy to continue following the trail to the waterfall. It is not hard to find the falls anyway, because you can clearly hear it, and eventually you will see it from a distance away. When you reach the base of Bassi Falls, you will be treated to an awesome view of the entire 109 ft. cascade.

This is only a 1.2 mile hike and the scenery vs the effort is spectacular! Don't miss out...