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McCloud Middle Falls Short Hike

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Mount Shasta Wilderness

McCloud Middle Falls Short Hike is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mccloud, 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 April until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 164 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Great waterfall with a beautiful place to jump from around 40ft high

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail, very easy and flat, good for kids. The falls are wonderful!

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike see all 3 hikes in one trek. It is a clear path with lots of foot traffic. Without question, make it to middle falls and plan to spend time. Upper falls is nice to see, but difficult to get down to and really not worth much.

hiking
rocky
9 days ago

Extremely beautiful like it’s neighboring cousins the Burney Falls wear a mask lot of dust and sunglasses

hiking
bugs
10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Totally run this to get a good workout! Good view of falls!

hiking
16 days ago

Perfect trail to have our young ones start out. There was a waterfall reward for every little stop. Kids loved it and I’m glad I could begin to kick start their journey into hiking/camping. It’s not too difficult of a trail. One of the easiest I have done

hiking
18 days ago

Easy trail to follow and you get to see 3 waterfalls if you start at the bottom and go to the top. Swimming easy at two lower ones. Serious scramble to get down to the third waterfall with the biggest swim hole. If I return I’ll bring a rope to get down it. Otherwise easy.

Absolutely Beautiful! Arrived around 8am. couple other people. No Biggie. Loved It.

hiking
23 days ago

A beautiful trail, easy enough for all ages. We started at the lower fall and hiked up to the middle fall and then to the upper fall a total of 4 miles down and up.

hiking
28 days ago

great hike a couple diff ways you can go down the short cut trails are steep wouldn't reccomend for kids but adults ok. the path is all dirt with some stairs to go down and was fairly easy walk down. once u get to the middle falls is by far the best of the 3. the water was super cold ppl were dipping and jumping in and getting out no one really stayed in to swim. there were a couple dogs down there but unless ur dog is good w steep rocks to do down and back up u will be carrying the dog down. as well as you can jump off the falls we watched some ppl do that as well great areas for a little picnic and a shady spot to rest. porta bathrooms at the top of the trail small parking lot fills up quick on weekends. gets crowded pretty quick get there eairly if u want a good spot

hiking
1 month ago

Worth it to just start at the lower falls and walk your way up to the upper falls, hitting middle falls on the way. The middle falls were stunning and will soak your in mist if you get to close :)

Gorgeous. Easy hike. Great for all ages. Loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy pathed trail. The trail takes you through three amazing waterfalls: lower, middle and upper. Took us less than five miles to go there and back with some pit-stops along the way. The middle fall is by far the best fall!

recorded Lake Trails Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice small walk and great to have a swim!

Overall, this was a beautiful hike with gorgeous views of the falls. It was pretty overcrowded, but not so much towards the upper falls. The middle falls has the most incredible view and definitely worth seeing. I would say it’s an easy trail and finished pretty quickly, even with stopping for lunch.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail good look outs and easy to get to

hiking
1 month ago

The middle waterfall is by far the best. Upstream past the upper fall is cool too. Safe cliff jumping spots from 30ish and 60ish feet at the middle falls. Crowded from noon, when we got there. But people dispersed around 5pm

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked from Lower McCloud lot to small dam about 1/2 mile past the upper falls. Absolutely gorgeous! Amazing, clear water and trail is in great shape.

nature trips
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

fun

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful, dog friendly and clean

hiking
2 months ago

So beautiful... I can’t wait to go back!

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

recorded McCloud Waterfall Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views. Partially paved, easy trail.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Early march is the perfect time of year for this hike. I was the only person there. It was serene and beautiful.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
6 months ago

Great, short hike! The hike back up kicks you in the rear a bit, but it's worth the hike. The falls look beautiful, even in the winter!

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