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Mossbrae Falls

Siskiyou County, Dunsmuir, CA 96025
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Dunsmuir
Type: Waterfalls
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Sacramento, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
72 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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18 attraction reviews
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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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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Mosspray Falls is one of God's finest creations. Not a bad walk along the tracks but watch out for the trains. The walk is in natures finest settings. This is NOT a theme park setting. Walking along the tracks you need to take your time and enjoy the river watching the trout swim around. Common Sense is all you need... More

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Dunsmuir, California
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

There is no parking in the Shasta Retreat area and there are no trespassing signs everywhere on the tracks. The railroad along with the sheriff's department will ticket you. It is beautiful but until the city of Dunsmuir puts a trail through (which they are working on) then there is no way to get there. If you would like to... More

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Northern CA
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is my all-time favorite waterfall. It is more like a wall of gushing green ledges into a pristine river. Large flat rocks abound which are perfect for the awe-inspiring view. A place you want to meditate in. You park at the trail head and walk along the railroad track for about one mile (hopefully they still allow you to... More

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