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Address: Siskiyou County, Dunsmuir, CA 96025
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Beautiful, worth any risk!

This is a beautiful place, and even though you're technically not allowed to get here (along Union Pacific tracks), no one will bother you. You just have to make sure to park far... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Ketevan M
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Chico, California, United States
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Chico, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is a beautiful place, and even though you're technically not allowed to get here (along Union Pacific tracks), no one will bother you. You just have to make sure to park far enough away to not get a parking ticket. Finding good directions to get here is tough. Head north on Dunsmuir Avenue from town, and then a little... More 

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133 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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
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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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73 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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54 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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