McCloud Waterfalls Trail

McCloud, California

McCloud Waterfalls Trail Professional Review and Guide

"To tune in to a wild river boasting three fantastic waterfalls on a hike that’s a piece of cake seems too good to be true, but that’s what you get with this trek. This trio of exhilarating falls are all granite-ringed, and that’s where the similarities end. The Lower Falls are by far the tamest. The Middle Falls radiate a spiritual feel; a soul can easily bring back the days when the Wintu Indians must have found deep peace on one of the big rocks at the scene. The Upper Falls aren’t as photogenic as the Middle Falls, but are perhaps the most unique looking, and certainly carry the most water force."

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Trail Information

McCloud
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.2
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round; snowshoe in winter, falls more powerful in spring
Season
3,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,600 feet
Top Elevation
Swimming
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
Shasta-Trinity National Forest, McCloud Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Lake McCloud
Local Maps
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Jun 2018