McCloud Falls (lower, middle, upper)

McCloud Falls (lower, middle, upper)

The McCloud River Falls Trail is a favorite in the area because it leads you to three waterfalls. These waterfalls have formed because the river has run into tough, erosion-resistant bands of basalt. All of the waterfalls add their own charm to an already beautiful river. There are no other trails like the McCloud River Falls Trail, the volume of falling water from all the waterfalls is like no other. Also, the close proximity to the waterfalls is unheard of. Hiking the McCloud River Falls Trail is a must.  

Category: Easy

Distance: 1.5 miles (3 miles roundtrip)

Elevation Gain: 390 feet

Route Type: Out and Back

Directions: From 1-5 N, follow to CA-89 S/Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway in Siskiyou County. Take exit 736. Follow CA-89 S/Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway for 16.5 miles to Fowler Public Camp Rd. Trailhead should be on the left.

Highlights: Gorgeous views of McCloud Falls, easily accessibly for all levels of hiking

Photo Credit: Hike Mt. Shasta – McCloud River Falls Trail (Bubba Suess)


Fowler Public Camp Rd,
McCloud, CA 96057
(530) 926-4511 (Mount Shasta Ranger Station)

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