Burney Falls Loop Trail

EASY 49 reviews

Burney Falls Loop Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burney, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

1.0 miles 202 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

no dogs

Short nature trail building to a crescendo at the foot of one of California's most spectacular waterfalls. Without question Burney Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the state. The 129ft waterfall thrills visitors to McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park all year round, even when the California summer has dried up every other waterfall around. Located in the Cascade mountains, forty miles north of Lassen Volcanic National Park the falls are given their longevity by the release of meltwater from porus volcanic rock from the surrounding mountains. Two large streams cascade from the top of the falls and are accompanied by curtains of water fed from underground streams, creating a unique and grand appearance to the waterfall. Our one mile journey loops around the falls in a clockwise direction, beginning with an overlook from above the waterfall and descending into the valley towards the foot of the attraction. With the falls hidden from view for much of the trail, we can focus on the interpretive signs on the nature trail and enjoy the shade that the park's greenery provides. The crescendo of the trail reaches its peak at the bottom of Burney Falls where you can experience the force nature from up close. The return journey is along a short set of switchbacks which afford even more views of the falls. Note: $8 Fee

hiking
14 days ago

went down to the base of the falls on mine and my dad's trip to the re Reno Air Races. it's a nice cool place to relax and see the sites and creek leading to the base of the falls.

1 month ago

Easy peazy hike-ish trail around a natural wonder

hiking
2 months ago

The Burney Falls are STUNNING! Plenty to see, the falls, various species of trees, plants and foliage. The Rainbow bridge is a great stop to enjoy the sights and sounds of the creek and trail.
Worth the hike.

2 months ago

Beautiful falls. Beautiful trail. Very well maintained. Easy hike. I recommend taking the scenic hike to Lake Britton, too.

2 months ago

Beautiful but can get crowded.

3 months ago

My husband proposed to me here! My most favorite trail ever!!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

The front side of the loop trail is very crowded with people going both directions. once you get down to the base of the falls and down stream a bit, the scenery is amazing and much quieter. It was a great little trail.

3 months ago

3 months ago

More of a walk than a hike but still very nice. A most stop if you are in the area.

3 months ago

Breathtaking, and a little chilly. Great way to start a day!

hiking
3 months ago

This was a short and very easy hike, which I was thankful for after hiking in Castle Crags the previous day. Lots of great views of Burney Creek and the falls themselves. We waded out into the waterfall pool to get some better pictures. The super cold water felt great on a hot August day. I would recommend this to anyone. The falls are stunning!

nature trips
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3 months ago

4 months ago

Dogs aren't allowed on trails... Smh

walking
5 months ago

Majestic! these are the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. we drove 2 1/2 hours and it was well worth it. we arrived at 11:30 and there were not many people there, however, when we left at 3:30 it was very full. we also did the extra 1.5 miles to the lake but we're very disappointed as it was very nasty looking. we walked back to the falls to cool down and then headed home. next time we will take the falls trail loop and see what it has to offer.

5 months ago

Absolutely stunning!! The mist that comes off the falls is sooooo refreshing!!

5 months ago

Beautiful and well worth the drive, 4 stars for hardly being dog friendly.

walking
6 months ago

The walk down n to the Falls is steap, but short and easy. On your way down you will have several vantage points. If you want to get crazy with it, scaling the steap trails to get the the base of the water is common. A few people were seen doing so. Otherwise the trail gives you at least 4 good vantage points, to see the waterfalls from. I've never seen anything quite like it. It's majestic.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome view!

6 months ago

Views for days and easy terrain!