Dunsmuir Waterfalls [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Dunsmuir Waterfalls [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dunsmuir, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until August.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

private property

This trail is on private property and is closed to the public. There are PRIVATE PROPERTY signs everywhere along the trail.

11 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

walking
26 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

So if the web site says Private Property and is closed to the public - how can people go there? Confusing!

walking
1 month ago

Great waterfall but go to scarlet way and park on the road. Head down, cross the bridge and turn right. After about 20 minutes of walking on track there will be a big rock that says mossbrae falls!

1 month ago

Amazing waterfalls!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

This place is actually called Mossbrae Falls, not Dunsmuir Falls. Follow the directions others gave. Simply gorgeous!!

hiking
3 months ago

Best hike ever. So much to see on the trail. Cool hiking along the railroad tracks with the raging river to the side. The falls are amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous

3 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall! However, there isn't really a "trail" to get to it. You have to walk along the railroad tracks for a while, which is where you need to keep a lookout for trains. To access the starting point, take Dunsmuir Ave off of I-5 and park anywhere near Scarlet Way. Then walk down towards the river to where it turns into Simpson Ave. From there, cross the river and turn right onto the railroad tracks and walk along the tracks for a little less than a mile. The falls will be through the trees to the right just before you reach the railroad bridge that takes you across the river.

4 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked while it was snowing & a heavy mist around the falls. It left me with my mouth gaping open & then I could hear myself "WOW - OH MY GOD -WOW" Another hiker was there (I did see small shoe prints in the snow while hiking beside the RR track). Denise, from Lubbock, was just as awestruck.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice short little trail. Obviously illegal, but as long you don't disturb the locals, no one trips. Constantly be looking for the train though. Lol

hiking
8 months ago