Falls Loop Trail

Lassen National Forest, California

Elevation Gain662ft
Trailhead Elevation2,911ft
Elevation Min/Max2763/2930ft
Elevation Start/End2911/2911ft

Falls Loop Trail

Falls Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park and Lassen National Forest. It is a mile long and begins at 2,911 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 662 feet. The Visitor Center information office is near the trailhead. There are also parkings and a picnic site. This trail connects with the following: Burney Creek Trail and Headwaters Trail.

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Mike White
"From the native Illmawi to the modern-day tourist, the watery splendor of Burney Falls has delighted passersby for thousands of years. The falls are created by the ice-cold waters of Burney Creek spilling over a lip of black basalt in twin cataracts and plunging 129 feet into an indigo-colored pool at the base. In addition, water from five underground aquifers above the falls passes through the porous basalt of the cliff face in countless white ribbons streaming down the dark rock. While the best view of the falls is from an overlook near the start of the trail, the short Falls Loop provides hikers an opportunity to experience Burney Falls and Burney Creek in a more intimate setting that incorporates two bridge crossings of Burney Creek. Interpretive signs along the way offer insights into the natural history of the area."

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Lassen National Forest
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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Burney Falls
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