Explore the most popular river trails in Shasta-Trinity National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome trail! Be careful and make sure that the bridges are installed on the west side. There are no warnings.

beautiful falls that were not too difficult to find. The trail continued past the actual falls but didnt go that far today.

Road up to the falls is a little iffy (at least when I went) but definitely cute little falls!

Not easy to find but worth it when we finally did! Follow Ney Springs Rd. Park at the first turnout on the left and walk up the road to the right. If you’ve reached the bridge you’ve gone too far. There are no trail markers! Walk up to the right, the creek will be on your left. You will see some ruins from the old Ney Springs Resort on your right...almost there! When it starts getting steep veer to your left, climb down the rocks and behold Faery Falls!

3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Easy trail to run. Took my dog had a fun day

I sincerely wanted to see this waterfall, I'm actually infuriated because all the directions I found were wrong. Nothing is marked, I was able to find Ney Springs Road which is also unmarked. I successfully got to the break off point where the road splits into two while on this AWD road, however the directions said that if you took the right Road it would lead you up to the falls and old ancient Resort. WRONG! Well, I ended up walking for 2 miles straight up the mountain only to turn back around. Finally I realized it was probably the road to the left that led to the falls. SO upset. I was already too exhausted to try again. All in all, I probably walked four miles trying to find this thing. Pretty pissed off. Why are there not good directions available anywhere online?

Nice, short trail with beautiful falls!

7 months ago

Shady, easy trail. Pretty views of the lake. I don't like the area near the resort or the road. Saw another person every few minutes.

Very pretty area with lots of poison oak.

Trailhead not marked. Trail is steep and got my heart going. Had to take breaks. Passed the trail to, but corrected our mistake by using All Trails map. Fall was beautiful. Nice boulders to climb on. Peaceful!

7 months ago

Beautiful scenery . Went on a cool, sunny day in the fall. Well marked trail except for in the campground. Had to use All Trails map to get us back on track a few times there.

Magical place

Nice shady trail with some beautiful views of Mount Shasta.

Really enjoyed this trail with my family ☺

Trail best for fatter tire bikes. We had to walk in a few places. Lots of vistas. On Sept 11 we only saw a handful of people on the trail.

8 months ago

Loved his short hike - easy to find trail head - walk along what feels like a fire road. Dont take the first turn off - go a little further and then go down to the waterfall. Tons of butterflys - not a huge waterfall but nice little area

Our group of six people all in good physical health hiked this trail. The first three miles were very nice, although the trail is fairly narrow and the edge falls away in some places. The reason for the three stars is due to the next leg of the journey, it becomes quite overgrown and poison oak grows all along the sides often even taking over parts of the trail. It is still a beautiful area and it follows the river, which is cold but suitable for swimming. There are a number of swimming holes within the first few miles, but they become more scarce the further you go. The water is also very clear. Overall I would say this hike is fun and scenic if you like swimming, if not I wouldn't recommend it. In the summer it would be very hot without a dip in the river.

I would also like to warn that, if you choose to hike it, approximately a quarter of a mile in on the left side of the trail we spotted a rattlesnake. It was in the middle of the trail on both the trip in and our return. We believe it may have a nest in the log nearby.

on Lake Siskiyou Trail

mountain biking
10 months ago

Love this trail❤️

Nice Creek, and waterfall is beautiful and fun to play in. Many "permanent" homeless camps.

awesome awesome awesome!

Fun and easy! Great little waterfall

nature trips
10 months ago


Easy, beautiful, short, shaded. Great hike, awesome ruins and waterfall.

Several hot spots! Otherwise the hike is along the lake and beautiful.

Follow a bumpy gravel road 6 miles to the trail head but totally approachable in a car. Did it on 5/27 which would be just barley outside the recommended season after a snowy season. We made it about 9 or 10 miles in going counter clockwise close to the north side of seven up peak with mountains surrounding giant meadows. This early we encountered several (4-5) river /creek crossings ranging from a 1.5 to 3 feet. after 6 miles, snow drifts covered more and more of the landscape interrupted by big lush green meadows, making the trail difficult to impossible to trace but we followed the Bear creek occasionally finding stone made pathways and lightly visible trails. We are for sure going to try this again when more snow has melted. It is totally worth it even early in the season if you like an adventure but would totally recommend past June depending on the season.

11 months ago

11 months ago

Super mellow hike, with some history and a waterfall!
Hike above the waterfall for some super nice swimming pools. You can even soak in the cold water right above the fall!

Monday, May 22, 2017

If you hike far enough theres a small "waterslide" into a deep swimming hole. Probably 4 miles in.

Load More