The deep, rugged canyons of this area remind us of the hard work and remote life of the early miners who lived and worked in many of the drainages of the area.
The Grouse Falls Overlook trail is 0.5 miles long. It begins at Forest Road 33-26 and ends at a wooden deck overlooking the Grouse Falls cascade, which drops several hundred feet into Grouse Creek. The deep, rugged canyons of this area remind us of the hard work and remote life of the early miners who lived and worked in many of the drainages of the area.
- Distance .5 mile each way
- Difficulty Easy to moderate
- Website Grouse Falls Trail
- Best Feature Beautiful view of the Grouse Falls cascade.
From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Rd and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue 1.2 miles and turn right onto Mosquito Ridge Rd, following it 19¼ miles to the Peavine Rd intersection (Road 33), then drive almost 5 miles on this graveled road to the Grouse Falls turnoff. At the end of this short spur (note: road is not recommended for low vehicles) is a parking area where the trail begins.
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