We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kings Creek Falls

Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Improve this listing
81%
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A fairly easy 1 mile hike will take you to this sparkling waterfall.
Attraction details
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A fairly easy 1 mile hike will take you to this sparkling waterfall.
Write a Review

11 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    4
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
75 attraction reviews
649 helpful votes 649 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On the park map that you’ll get when you enter the park, they list Kings Creek picnic area and just above it “Upper Meadow”. From the SW entrance station this meadow is about 11.7 miles and 4.8 miles from the Lassen Peak Trail head parking lot (before you get to Summit Lake). First you’ll come to a pull off for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This year's drought has probably affected Kings Creek Falls this year. You're better off visiting Burney Falls in McArthur-Burney State Park if you like waterfalls. The hike is NOT an easy 1-mile hike as stated by another reviewer. It's about 3 miles round trip and is suitable for moderate-level hikers.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dana Point, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our family did this hike and love it. Beautiful, scenic, and just lovely. We also took the short trail to see the cascades as well. Totally worth it and recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Seattle, Washington
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Plan to hike an extra mile due to the closure of the main trail. Instead of meandering along the creek, plan on a full-sun half mile stretch of switchbacks. The rocks on the trail are large and unstable - my eight year old son almost accidentally rode a flat loose rock down the hill like it was a sled. This... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

the main path was blocked which left you with a scramble down a very steep hill or a very long zig zag down a hill. Would not recommend going unless reasonably fit about an Thirty minute walk . Once down there you will get to a fork take the right one and head back uphill and you need to go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

It gets busy here and parking along the street can be a challenge, but once you squeeze in and walk down the hill you are surrounded by shady trees, a bubbling brook to one side, and sun-drenched meadows in the distance. It's a shame the trail to the falls was closed ("dangerous" not otherwise specified) but there are a few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shingletown, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Whether you hike all the way to the bottoms falls or not, this is a really nice hike with lots to offer all along the way. The trail starts somewhat flat with the clear stream cutting classic serpentine curves through a grassy meadow. The stream dives though several rocky gaps creating several really nice falls on their own right. It's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

What I expected for Lassen volcanic national park was small Yellowstone with some hydrothermal areas. However, we could not see hydrothermal area in this park, as Bumpass hell trail was closed due to residual snow. We chose this trail as an alternative according to a ranger's recommendation, and we really appreciated her advice. In this trail, you can see beautiful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I guess during this time of year the mosquito are active. Everyone in our group got bite, so make sure you bring bug repellent and spray inside your shirt... yes, inside your shirt... because we got bite through the t-shirt i was wearing.... But it was a great hike never the less.

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Chico, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Such a beautiful hike with two trail options. Hike along the creek for more adventure.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Kings Creek Falls also viewed

Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
 
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
 

Been to Kings Creek Falls? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kings Creek Falls staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?