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Excellent hike easy some of the path is paved. The park was beyond very busy and they had a line of cars out on 89 just to get in. We took Clark Creek road from 89 and found a dirt parking lot that was less than full and provided easy access to the trail. You can walk in about 1000 feet and the trail splits go either direction to access the park.

Mossbrae falls is well worth the hike! I’ve visited over a dozen times and the waterfall is consistently beautiful year round. I recommend waking the railroad tracks but make sure you do not park in the Shasta retreat neighborhood. Park up on the main road and walk in. You will be walking along active train tracks, be safe!

Poorly marked; lots of off-trail hiking in the snow (not this year) made this a rather difficult hike. I didn’t mind much tho, the views made up for it. Had Heart Lake all to myself.

Easy hike, pretty falls

this is really an incredible hike. It's not that difficult I would say easy to moderate but some may disagree as there are rocks you have to walk over at times and a slight incline parts of the time. The biggest Beast was actually trying to navigate my way there as I was hiking alone. As other people have said in their reviews it's not a well-marked trail but thankfully I ran into some people and we made it to Heart Lake. It is absolutely stunning with Mount Shasta in the background. Highly recommend this hike. Also be adventurous and hike up the rocks on both sides of the lake so that you can get better views.

also note the trailhead is not the one to the right of the parking lot that is right by the lake there it's all the way at the end of the parking lot if you keep going straight and walk through a line of boulders that almost look like it's blocking off the path that you actually walk in between big rocks and you'll eventually get to a stream that you walk over when you hit that you know you're starting to head in the right direction. But it's about three-quarters of a mile into the trip where the path is not well marked and I wish I could help you navigate it but it's nearly impossible to describe. Oh and by the way the last seven miles of driving to get to the trailhead or absolutely beautiful winding roads.

I am new on all trail app. Only I got in was for the GPS exact location but it doesn’t show GPS location, but asking for pay app for a download map. I will go for other app.

Very nice scenery one of the best Falls in California.

was BEAUTIFUL hiking

Great views and good workout. Saw deer early in the morning as we walked down the trail to the falls.

Best done early in the day when it is cooler and less people are hiking.

nature trips
16 days ago

I love it
planning to go back

Great Hike! Definitely go back up the river on the way out. As beautiful as the falls

Super short, moderate hike w a few switchbacks, but the falls are great! Geology buffs will love the cliffs of columnar basalt

Amazing waterfall.

This trail is lovely, very busy. We saw a lot of people on the trail with no water who looked very overheated. It's a short trail but has some steep and rocky points and it was very warm. Take lots of water.
The falls are stunning and definitely worth the hike.

We enjoyed this short hike and it is an easy loop for those looking for an outing and a bit of exercise. Beautiful falls to enjoy close to the parking lot.

hiking
19 days ago

Interesting cave. Rough ground to walk on. Be sure to have a good light source. We can check it off our bucket list.

hiking
21 days ago

Easy hike to what might be an interesting falls after a big rain or lots of snow melt. Not that impressive otherwise; still a good place to stretch your legs after a long day of driving along I-5. Needs some trail repair down by the falls. Watch out for the poison oak.

loved middle creek falls!

great short and easy hike with amazing views

love waterfalls , cool rugged area , very rocky, neat views before the decent dwn to the creek and then up to the falls ... stairs cut into the rock is cool , lotta hard work went into that .. (thanks ) do please observe the one way trail

hiking
28 days ago

Excellent. Previous reviews say it well. Note: your smart phone flashlight will NOT suffice (unless you like running the risk of stubbing your toes or tripping). Note regarding dogs: a previous reviewer cautioned dog owners regarding tender paws and lava rock. Here's my point of view: if your dog primarily hangs out in the house or on a backyard lawn then you may want to be careful about taking your dog through. The lava rock underfoot is dirt and mud covered, but it does poke out in multiple places and could hurt a tender paw. If your dog regularly walks or hikes with you on varied terrain including cement, gravel, rocks, etc. and you take reasonable precautions about which path your furry friend takes in the cave, you should be fine. My husky walks and hikes frequently; his paw pads had no problem with the cave floor.

walking
1 month ago

What an awesome experience. Bring your flashlights or you won’t make it through!! A short walk up well established steps leads you right to the opening of the cave. Within minutes you are inside the lava tubes. We went early in the morning after a rainstorm and could see water crystals on the roof of the lava tubes. Easy enough for kids but hold their hands because of the rough rocky ground. Definitely a must stop if in the area

walking
1 month ago

No actual trail, a short walk from the parking lot gets you up close with the mudpots. Educational experience for the kids and adults too. Due to Bumpass Hell being closed for repairs this short walk has a great alternative to seeing the mudpots in the area. Easy enough for kids and even witnessed a person in a wheelchair doing the walkway. The sulfur smell isn’t as bad as some say and didn’t bother me, but bothered my husband. Great short walk and would definitely return again in the future

Easy hike even with kids. Don’t let the steep downhill walk discourage you from going to the bottom of the Falls. Beautiful views and breathtaking photo opportunities. The Falls loop is easy enough for small children but keel them close as you climb the steep hill on the other side of the Falls. Several spots are straight down. Several resting spots along the way for those who wish to rest. Great hike for the experience hiker or just someone wishing to view nature.

‘Cute’ may not be the best description of a trail, but thats what I kept thinking every time we got to hike across a stream or through a meadow. Great variety of terrain. We forked left then took the one way climb back up. I’d recommend waterproof shoes & trekking poles did come in handy.

walking
1 month ago

Gorgeous waterfall and an easy hike around the loop. Walk the creek and look for trout, watch people fishing at the falls, see the falls from below and above. Pay $8 entrance fee/car. Worth it to see the falls. We went early in morning (10a) before parking lot filled up. By the time we left (11a) lots of people were just showing up.

It is no Iguazú or Niagara or Yosemite falls but it is worth the short 1.5 mile hike to get there.

Nice walk there; birds, chipmunks some lizards..

Great hike. I followed the directions below this post which were very helpful. when driving look for castle lake and turn left. On the trail make sure you go about a quarter mile past the ruins and go left.

Half of it is incline. Great short hike with great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Really beautiful hike.

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