The falls are roaring today, but I'd bet they were even rowdier a few weeks ago.
Today I played it safe and only walked through water less than 1" deep.
Bassi Falls are a longish drive and a shortish hike away from the Sacramento, CA area: US 50 past Pollock Pines, then Icehouse Road, then the forest access road about 16 miles further, across from Silver something group camp. The 1.7 mile forest access road is - interesting - in a Toyota Prius, but perfectly doable.
I had the place to myself today, seeing only one other car as I was leaving the access road.
The hike from the trailhead is really easy, fairly flat, then gently down hill.
After the shady pine section, wander across some granite slabs with interesting water-erosion patterns on them.
There are random trail ducts but I'd rely more on distinctive trees and a good sense of direction when finding your way back from the falls.
Apparently, there are some other ways to get to the falls, as this sign indicates.
Youtube video here (short and sweet)