Dunsmuir Waterfalls

Dunsmuir, California 96025

Dunsmuir Waterfalls

Dunsmuir Waterfalls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"In 1886 a rich Canadian named Alexander Dunsmuir offered the town of Pusher a deal: he would build a water fountain if the town changed its name to “Dunsmuir.” The townsfolk agreed, the name stuck, and you can still see the fountain in the town park. Speaking of water, Dunsmuir prides itself on having the cleanest water in the world. The water starts as snow on Mount Shasta and trickles through the layers of lava rocks for over 500 years before it reaches its Dunsmuir outlets, which include both Hedge Creek and Mossbrae Falls. The water is so clean no treatment whatsoever is required. You can give it a taste test of your own on your way down to Hedge Creek Falls; you pass right by the famous fountain. This trail guide contains descriptions of the following trails: Mossbrae Falls and Hedge Creek Falls."

Dunsmuir Waterfalls Reviews

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might want to cross this one off your list. got to Scarlett way, and talked to some locals, Scarlett way/ Shasta Retreaton, is now private property, with posted signs no trespassing, no access to trail head. the story goes a woman got killed walking on the railroad tracks a while back and the tracks run on government they have done their best to shut this down, where told, people would get $150.00 fines for being on or near the tracks.
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Very easy hike, more of a walk really. You just follow the train tracks and then walk down to Mossbrae falls. The falls are outstanding and the scenery is surreal. A nice dip in the clear water is refreshing on a hot summer day. Beware though that regardless the outside tempature the water will be cold, to say the least. It is basically like swimming in a tub of ice water.

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Trail Information

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March to August
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Dec 2018