Little Nellie Falls Trail Map

Distance:  5.6 miles (9 km) round trip
Trailhead Elevation:  4,320 feet (1,315 meters)
Little Nellie Falls Elevation:  4,640 feet (1,415 meters)
Total Elevation Gain:  320 feet (100 meters)

The hike starts at a fork in the road at the southeast end of Big Meadow (see a Google Street View of the fork - park here and begin hiking along the right fork), proceeds to the western end of the meadow, and then turns north. If you're on a computer screen, you should be able to see the first two forks in the trail, where it intersects with 1st Street (if you can't see 1st Street on the map, you may need to zoom in). Turn right at both of these forks and at the next one, where the trail intersects with Flying Spur Road. Though it looks on the map as if you'll be hiking through a subdivision here, there are no buildings in sight on either road. 1st Street and Flying Spur Road are presumably remnants of a development project abandoned in the early 20th century. (A satellite view of the area does reveal a lone house at the very end of Flying Spur Road and houses on 1st Street off to the south in Foresta proper.)

You'll likely need to zoom in to see the last fork, just before the trail turns west. Stay left here; the right fork heads north and uphill to the Crane Flat Campground.