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Mossbrae Falls

Address: Siskiyou County, Dunsmuir, CA 96025
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Dunsmuir
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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259 reviews 259 reviews
87 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Be careful walking along side the tracks. Not difficult but you need to pay attention. The waterfall is really pretty and the greenery surrounding it makes for great photos. Burney Falls is close, it is easier to get to, taller and safer. Both are worth your time to visit.

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were a big group that went on this hike over the Labor day weekend. It was an absolute delight walking all the way to the falls. The water is crystal clear! We were there in the evening and the sun setting over the river was great to watch! Definitely would go again!

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Gold River, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Difficult access ...but can be walked from Shata Reatreat which is about three miles by the railroad tracks. A nice quiet place to think about the past.

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Sacramento, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
72 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My friend who is also a novice photographer took me here over July fourth weekend. It was so gorgeous here we spent two hours relaxing along the river and got some great shots. Please allow an hour in and an hour back to and from. You will be walking down or along the rail road tracks. We didn't experience any... More 

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Weed, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The walk in is almost exactly one mile. It is on a railroad bed, not easy for older people and there are some areas where if you don't hear a train coming you could get caught in a dangerous situation. I work on the railroad and have been in the area for 17 years. If you are smart and cautious,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The place is about 3 miles walk in railway tracks. We saw just one train in our entire walk. Also, the train comes very slow and not unnoticeable except if you walk with noice cancellation headphone ;) But, the view is worth for long walk. Since, you wont get any foodthere, better pack some snacks and energy drink to use... More 

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Merida, Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

When I was 12 in 1958 my parents and I spent the day and night in Dunsmuir. We walked down the railroad track until we came to the most spectacular sight, Mossbrae Falls. I again saw them from a train in 1982 and was thrilled to have the experience again. I understand that you can no longer walk on the... More 

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Red Bluff, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We went to see the falls when you could still walk along the railroad tracks to get to them. It is very unfortunate that you cannot do that now without the fear of getting a trespassing ticket. They need to make a safe trail to be able to hike to these falls.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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53 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This waterfall is very unusual it seems to be mostly a spring seeping out of a cliff wall just above a clear river. Very wide but not that high, the waterflow is modest but invariant across the year. There are lots of green plants along the cliff wall being constantly watered by the falls. Photos seem not to do it... More 

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Dunsmuir, California
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19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Mossbrae Falls is a spectacular spot to cool off on a hot summer day. The pure water from lava tubes coming out from under Mount Shasta pours out of a moss covered Basalt cliff into the pristine waters of the upper Sacramento River creating a beautiful sight. Unfortunately the Union Pacific railroad is not a very good neighbor and from... More 

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