Rancheria Falls Trail

EASY 120 reviews
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Rancheria Falls Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Shaver Lake, California that features a waterfall 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The first right about 1 mile after the China Peak Ski Resort (previously known as Sierra Summit). If you pass the Kokanee Work Camp, you have gone too far. Once you turn around, the trail sign is visible and hides the 8S31 road sign. It's about 1.3mi on a dirt road that ends with parking and a restroom.

6 days ago

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8 days ago

The end of this hike is absolutely beautiful! It is 4 miles if you start right at the turn off from the 168 hwy but if you drive up to where the actual trail head starts it’s about 2 miles round trip. Super easy hike and a must do for all levels!!

hiking
12 days ago

Excellent trail for family, the walk is short but full of scenic views and once you reach the water falls it’s breathtaking. It is busy on the weekends. Worth a trip though!

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1 month ago

had a great time on our hike today. The weather was great and the water was amazing. The falls were beautiful and the hike was very nice. there was people of all ages and fitness levels. definitely will go back.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

it is only about .83 miles from the trailhead. Very easy hike. is Labor Day weekend here and The Falls are still running. might be better in May or June

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great trail! Make it more challenging by parking right at 168 and hiking to the trailhead.

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1 month ago

2 months ago

Fabulous Walk...beautiful views!

hiking
2 months ago

it was an amazing hike the waterfall is beautiful the atmosphere was just beautiful I can't wait to go do it again

hiking
2 months ago

Great place for taking little kids or older folk, way easy hike in, 3 miles or a little over round trip. my 2 yr old nephew walked the whole thing. Great waterfall at the end. Great place to pick nick, very busy spot.

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. Falls looked great this year.