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McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park

Highway 89, Burney, CA, Burney, CA
530-335-2777
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Burney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Hiking
Description: Popular hiking, camping and fishing park.
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Palo Alto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We've visited famous waterfalls in Niagara and Yosemite. McArthur-Burney Falls exceeded our expectations and is now our #1 favorite. Take the short hike down the hill to the base of the falls and you'll be rewarded by spectacular scenery, cool breezes, and the feeling of peace.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have seen many waterfalls in my life, the most recent one was Victoria Falls in SA. While Victoria falls is enormous and beautiful I still think Burney Falls is more beautiful. The walk from the parking lot to the base of the falls is very easy and short. I think just about anyone could make it to the base... More

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Garland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Burney Falls is absolutely beautiful, and the walk to the base is a fantastic experience. At the top, it was a typical, hot July day. At the base, it was delightfully cool; people were hiking, chatting, fishing and playing in the water. At a certain time of day, a rainbow plays through the bottom mist of the falls. This was... More

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Burney Falls State Park is a really nice park with falls. You can take a nice hike to the base of the falls from the parking lot. The falls themselves are 129 feet. We stopped here on our way from Shasta to Mount Lassen. It looked like a very good park for camping as well.

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Susanville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The falls are about an hour and a half from our home and we go every other year or so. We especially like to take visitors from out of the area. This is one of my favorite "local" attractions (seems everywhere is far away from our home). The viewing area and the trail are at the top, and you walk... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Burney Falls were an amazing experience for us. The fall itself is so attractive that you won't take you eyes away from it. The way to Burney's is also interesting. I can't forget the breeze that comes when we are close to the fall. There are some very good spots for pics as well but the best pic spot is... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was our second trip in the area and decided to vising Burney Falls. And I am very happy we did it. The park is very nice, quite trails. The main attraction is the fall, which is amazing, but do not forget to stop at the lake also. We like hiking and the park has easy and very pleasant trails... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If the parking lot is full there are trail head parking areas within 1/2 on the road that you can park and walk back to the park along the side of the road. Walk so you are facing traffic since they is semi truck traffic and a little scary if they come up behind you. There is enough room on... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

never seen anything like it!!! The most amazing waterfall ever. Great hike, easier enough to do for grandparents and little kids. Would def go back and recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We saw so many bald eagles this trip including one that took a fish from the water less than 10 yards from the boat. Our group enjoyed swimming and boating on the lake, kayaking on the Pit River, fishing, hiking the many awesome trails and freaking each other out on a night trip to the old Pioneer Cemetery. Oh... and... More

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