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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

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Address: Highway 89, Burney, CA, Burney, CA
Phone Number: 530-335-2777
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking
Description: Popular hiking, camping and fishing park.

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One of the most beautiful falls in CA.

What a hidden gem! Yosemite has some great falls, but it's so packed. Also, these falls come out of the cliffs, and they're wide and surrounded by beautiful greenery. There was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Mountain View, California
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Mountain View, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a hidden gem! Yosemite has some great falls, but it's so packed. Also, these falls come out of the cliffs, and they're wide and surrounded by beautiful greenery. There was not a large crowd here and it was an easy hike to the base (my 2 year old made it down and back, no problem). Get there early t... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Our group of three families stayed in Cabin 120, Cabin 121, and regular Campsite 104 during a long weekend in late May 2014. Cabins 120 and 121 accommodate up to 6 people; 4 campers in 2 bunk beds in the back room and 2 campers in the front room on floor mats. There is an interior door between the back... More 

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Burney, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful falls! All the water that comes out around the falls. Right out of the rocks. Love the walk around the falls, takes about one hour. The hike to the lake is longer but very nice. Get to see the diatomaceous dirt in the area. Allow a few hours to walk up and back.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Beautiful drive along 299 in the mountains! $8 to get into the park and the parking lot is the first one to the left with a short walk to the falls, very worth it and amazing to see, sat along the retaining wall and just relaxed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was browsing online for places to see in California and this falls showed up. I was so shocked how beautiful it was! It was so majestic! It was so clean and beautiful! It was a long drive from the Bay Area but it was so worth it! Entrance fee was $8 per car. I am now in love with... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I liked everything, except that the stores were closed because we went to early in the season. The river has several wooden bridges, so one can walk one side of the river and going around crossing one bridge to walk the other side of the river, both sides offer different views and nature details, ie. one side has a forest... More 

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Orland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a must if you go to Burney the colors of the water is incredible. And you don't have to walk all the way down to see the water. And there are benches for people to sit at. And make sure to go in the gift shop. They have some nice suverniors. And even some snacks. And lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Why have I never been here before today? This place is beautiful and so easy to get to. The trail is easy 1.2 mi and takes you down close enough to get refreshing spray and then up and around the top.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I've been here several times over the past 5 years. Incredible view. Unlike the ranges at Lassen who close their park at the drop of a dime, the ranges at Burney Falls keep their attraction open all of the time. This is just a waterfall and 1 walking trail. Nothing more. But the Waterfall itself is awesome and worth it.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

amazing waterfalls. the falls are gushing all year round, so it's always a great place to visit. there's a great 1 mile loop around the falls, too.

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