EASY DAY HIKE
6.6 miles 850' elevation gain
Phantom Falls is one of the prettiest in California, but it is hard to get to. Flows from first series of storms in fall and into spring.
This hike visits 5 other waterfalls, too.
Expect to see grazing cattle; they are generally safe, but give the occasional bull some space.
Wildflowers best late Feb-April.
The short stretch of trail to the top of Hollow Falls is narrow on on a cliff. It is not especially dangerous, but if you have a fear of heights you won't like it.
GPS recommended. Sunlight best on falls in early afternoon (many are facing west, and are in shade in the morning).
We measured the falls as 164' (during the dry season with a tape measure from the lip of the falls to the high waterline in the plunge pool)
This hike is in North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve; owned by the public, managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife. No backpacking.
Maps (Dec 2017 version)