Burney Falls Loop Trail

EASY 74 reviews

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

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
20 days 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.

20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

The falls themselves are impressive, but you don't have to do the trail to get to them. It's a short trail, but if you're going to have a look at the falls from the base, might as well do the trail too.

25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Drove up from Marysville today. Great little hike and so gorgeous! Tried to go to Lake Britton, but that part of the trail was blocked due to erosion from the storms this winter.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful especially when it is completely empty.

3 months ago

Beautiful waterfall❤

walking
3 months ago

I love going here. They have many activities during the summer. Be sure to check out pioneer days. My family and I visit multiple times a year.

hiking
6 months 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.

7 months ago

Easy peazy hike-ish trail around a natural wonder

hiking
8 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.

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Beautiful but can get crowded.