NOTE: Due to the large number of recent downloads and the extremely sparse rainfall of the last two years (2011-12 & 2012-13), I ... more »feel I should point out that it is very unlikely that you will see any water going over the falls. It's still a nice hike, though.
The length of this hike is 3.6 miles, round trip. The trail begins with a slight downhill to a tree-lined creek bed, which sometimes has a little water. Shortly after emerging from the trees, you will arrive at a junction. Take the trail to the left, yes that's correct, up the steep hill.
Not too far after reaching the top, you will come to an old windmill on the left side of the trail. Continuing past the windmill, the trail passes through a pleasant, shaded area, making several switchbacks.
In short order, you will come to a trail running along the north rim of Sycamore Canyon. To the left is the Hidden Valley Overlook Trail. Go right, to join with Danielson Road a few hundred yards down the trail. Make a 180 and proceed on Danielson Road down into the canyon.
Depending on the amount of rainfall, you may have to negotiate a stream crossing (easy rock-hopping) at the bottom of the canyon. After this crossing, you begin a moderate climb. In less than a quarter mile, you arrive at the first switchback, where you will continue to go straight on the spur trail to the falls. You now have only a few hundred yards to the falls. Be cautious climbing over rocks to get to the base of the falls.
After retracing your steps on the spur trail, you may wish to continue up Danielson Road to the old cabin site. Beyond that, the trail makes a strenuous climb to the heights of Boney Mountain, near Tri-Peaks, but that is a subject for another guide. less «