McCloud Waterfall Trail

EASY 22 reviews
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McCloud Waterfall Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near McCloud, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until August.

3.5 miles 444 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike...just one hill of switchbacks at middle falls. My favorite is the upper falls, wow. Beautiful pool with great rocks to sit on...and jump off of. Freezing water of course, but worth a quick dip!!

4 months ago

4 months ago

Awesome waterfalls.

4 months ago

great views, easy hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy hike from lower to middle falls. There's no entrance fee for the day use, but come early as the parking lot fills up. You can bring lunch to eat at the picnic tables & bring your swim suit for the swimming hole.

hiking
5 months ago

Great, easy, well maintained trail with THREE gorgeous waterfalls. What a treat. Had two whiners in tow and they barely made a peep based on the beauty of following a river the whole time. Went in mid June and the river and falls were roaring. Another way to go is drive up to upper falls and hike down. Lower falls was the least climatic of the three and is the busiest, people wise, based on the campground right there.

6 months ago

BEAUTIFUL

hiking
6 months ago

Walked through some campgrounds for part of it which wasn't appealing. the bottom falls is a good swim spot, middle falls is the biggest, was very disappointed in the top falls though. Mostly an easy walk with a lot of nature once you get out of the campground area.

hiking
7 months ago

A must see...BEAUTIFUL, higher, middle to lower falls! Saturday May 8, 16

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

had an amazing time at the waterfalls.
beutiful nature , peaceful and definitely cold !=)

8 months ago

fly fishing
1 year ago

A beautiful hike. We live in Dunsmuir and this is a favorite to bring our friends and family. Planning to go fly fishing next week and will bring a picnic lunch as we often do. We love the Siskiyou area and all the wonderful outdoor activities available.

1 year ago

This was a beautiful and easy hike. you can easily do all three waterfalls in one day. The water is really cold but definitely worth it. The middle falls were my favorite because of access and # of people. This is a popular area which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. A definite must see. The middle fall does take some maneuvering to get to and from the middle falls to the upper falls does require stairs. Nice place to spend a hot summer day!!

walking
1 year ago

Fun cliff jumping spots all around McCloud falls 20' to 80'

1 year ago

Camped at Fowlers camp ground and hike to all 3 upper, middle and lower falls. Did some fishing down the rivers on the way there as well.

Middle Falls- you can swim in and jump a 46ft cliff into the ice cold water.

Lower Falls- easier to jump in from a 14ft fall, but hard to climb back up the slippery rocks.

This is a must see!

hiking
1 year ago

The three waterfalls that are along this trail are all amazing in there own way. My favorite was the middle. I can't wait to go back and do some flips off it. This is a must. Also the dirt roads are fun to cruise on out here. Get out and enjoy

hiking
2 years ago

Agree that this is a must see. easy-moderate trails stunning sights.

hiking
3 years ago

A nice easy trail. Middle falls give a great adrenaline rush when you jump off the 40+ foot cliffs.

hiking
3 years ago

Very nice easy hike.