McCloud Waterfall Trail

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McCloud Waterfall Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mccloud, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until August.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
577 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 days ago

Nice and relaxing hike! These falls are a beautiful and rare sight to see.

21 days ago

22 days ago

27 days ago

Well-maintained, easy to follow hike along the river to lower, middle, and upper McCloud Falls.

2 months ago

What an amazing view(s)!! Check out all the falls...camping right on trail! I will be back!

3 months ago

One of the prettiest waterfalls in Northern California ❤

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy hike...just one hill of switchbacks at middle falls. My favorite is the upper falls, wow. Beautiful pool with great rocks to sit on...and jump off of. Freezing water of course, but worth a quick dip!!

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome waterfalls.

9 months ago

great views, easy hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy hike from lower to middle falls. There's no entrance fee for the day use, but come early as the parking lot fills up. You can bring lunch to eat at the picnic tables & bring your swim suit for the swimming hole.

9 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
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hiking
10 months ago

Great, easy, well maintained trail with THREE gorgeous waterfalls. What a treat. Had two whiners in tow and they barely made a peep based on the beauty of following a river the whole time. Went in mid June and the river and falls were roaring. Another way to go is drive up to upper falls and hike down. Lower falls was the least climatic of the three and is the busiest, people wise, based on the campground right there.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

BEAUTIFUL

hiking
10 months ago

Walked through some campgrounds for part of it which wasn't appealing. the bottom falls is a good swim spot, middle falls is the biggest, was very disappointed in the top falls though. Mostly an easy walk with a lot of nature once you get out of the campground area.

hiking
11 months ago

A must see...BEAUTIFUL, higher, middle to lower falls! Saturday May 8, 16