McCloud Waterfall Trail

EASY 57 reviews
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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

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1 month ago

Amazing. Middle falls are awesome.

1 month ago

Great, easy trail.

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

A walk through beautiful forest with 3 waterfalls with distinct character. The middle falls one is especially impressive. A great hike!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Short hike with 3 waterfalls! Beautiful... but can be crowded.

2 months ago

Great trail. Easy for children. Only one short climb.

2 months ago

I recommend starting at Lower Falls and then hiking up to Upper Falls (and then back to return to your car).
The hike from Lower to Middle Falls is easy, mostly flat, and often paved. It runs along the river and through a nice campground. There's decent fishing at Lower Falls.
Middle Falls is the most scenic of the three and we'll worth the trek from either direction.
The hike from Middle Falls to Upper Falls is nearly straight uphill with switchbacks and stairs in one spot. It's very doable and scenic.
There are picnic tables and overlook points at Upper Falls. You could park at Upper Falls and hike down.

hiking
2 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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

5 months ago

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