Burney Falls Loop Trail

EASY 111 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

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27 days ago

This is one of the hikes, you would be wanting to do time and again. This hike caters more to the falls than the hike. Some where I wonder that the mention of this falls as the 8th wonder is appropriate. The flow of water in the falls is captivating.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

absolutely beautiful

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1 month ago

great views!

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Best waterfall I have ever seen in person!

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

One of the most beautiful falls I have seen. The loop trail is short. It is possible to hike through to lake Britton, keeping in mind that parts of the trail may be closed due to erosion. Swimming is not possible in sapphire pond; it is possible at the lake.

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2 months ago

the waterfall speaks for itself

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2 months ago

Yes #1 Falls Hike however not much of an actual hike - more of a destination. Easy to find but parking was a mess because it was really busy. Did the short loop.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Easy with the kiddos (we had 8 kids with us from ages 2 up to 18) they all loved the loop! There's just a couple places we needed to hold hands since the trail narrows along some of the steeper climbs.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Easy trail. Paved most of the time. Beautiful waterfall with easy access. Crossing the creek on the two foot bridges makes it easy and fun for small kids. Worth the short hike, don't pass up this one.

3 months ago

A great place to spend the day.

3 months 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.