Burney Falls Loop Trail

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

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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 porous 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. The 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, visitors 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

7 days ago

A great place to spend the day.

17 days ago

A bit overcrowded but impressive. Bring your fishing pole and make sure to grab an ice cream cone. They are delicious and not ridiculously over priced.

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20 days ago

This was by far one of the best places I have ever visited. The waterfall is so amazing. It only cost $8.00 to enter the camp site, after that it is so beautiful. It's not a hike at all, just a walk down and walk back up. A must see place. Two thumbs up!

23 days ago

This trail is in a state park. You have to pay an entrance fee and then deal with swarms of people. The trail is heavily used and goes around the waterfall. The waterfall is beautiful. Just know that it is very busy.

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1 month ago

Great hike with the kids!

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1 month ago

Amazing waterfall, you don't even really have to hike to see the waterfall as it's right out of the parking lot. However, the trail afterwards is very nice and mostly level walking that handrails a beautiful lake.

1 month ago

Very easy hike to the waterfall. We parked on the side of the road that didn't require entrance fee. Waterfall itself was just breathtaking. Very rare to have waterfalls that look like Burney Falls in California.

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2 months ago

Amazing view of the falls! My friend and I were able to get close enough to be attacked by the mist coming from the falls. Very easy hike and would definitely recommend checking out the trail, which consisted of two bridges as well.