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    McCloud, California

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    Newville, CA
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    12/31/2007
    We really enjoyed this trip but were fortunate to know the area as an outsider may have difficulty navigating. The trail was broken until the bottom of the middle falls but then it was challenging to see the trail that switchbacked to the top of the overlook at Middle Falls. From there the trail was hard to find. Also, folks should be aware that there are some steep areas and can be dangerous. I would rate this as a "moderate" in difficulty. There is limited cell phone service in the area (AT&T). If you are not an experienced 4X4 operator, best to park near Hwy 89 and hike in. This will add quite a bit to the adventure.
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    McCloud, CA
    Trailblazer | 600 pts
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    6/22/2005
    This trail actually extends about 7 miles along the McCloud River with breathtaking views. There are several spots to stop along the river for fishing or a picnic, but most of the trail is above the river allowing spactacular vies. The trail is in very good condition with little elevation gain/loss. You can do a shuttle by leaving one car at the lower falls and starting at Cattle Camp near the swimming hole.
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    Trail Information

    McCloud
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    4.2
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Easy to Moderate
    Skill Level
    4-5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Swimming
    Additional Use
    Waterfalls
    Features
    US Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, McCloud Ranger Station, PO Box 1620, McCloud, CA 96057; (530) 9642184; www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf
    Local Contacts
    USGS Lake McCloud CA
    Local Maps

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