Falk, California was founded by several redwood loggers.
The redwood logging train, the Gypsy train, had been used by the loggers.
An elderly couple lived along the former town of Falk. In 1978, many of the wooden buildings from the former town were razed.
Presently, there is a Elk River Trailhead and Old Town Falk trial, within the Headwaters Forest Reserve, that leads to the former site of the town.
A former engine house was relocated along the trial site.