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Address: Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA

A fairly easy 1 mile hike will take you to this sparkling waterfall.

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Great hike to the closest falls

There are 2 main falls hikes in Lassen and this is the shorter of the two. The original hike trail has been shut down for several years since it was cut out of the precipice and... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Graton, California
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Graton, California
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

There are 2 main falls hikes in Lassen and this is the shorter of the two. The original hike trail has been shut down for several years since it was cut out of the precipice and can't be stabilized and as a result there is another .8 miles added to the hike which makes it a bit strenuous on the... More 

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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Started off around 3:00 pm on Labor Day. Myself, cousin in law, and my two kids aged 10 and 3. First part of the hike was easy nice and flat and under tree cover. Then you come across the detour sign. This takes you on to a horse trail. Very difficult switchbacks are just ahead. Especially with a 3 year... More 

Thank Richard E
Fremont, California
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

We came across this sign which said a 1.1 mile hike to get to the waterfalls. After walking about 0.9 miles, there was a detour (Restoration area) we had to take which add another one mile to get to a place where we could see falls from a view point. It didn't feel like a waterfall though, more like a... More 

Thank Sandesh K
Cupertino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

All down hill to the falls. There were many stream crossings that were very scenic. The hike was partially shaded along the way. There was a great view of the falls. The uphill back to the start was moderately strenuous especially with the altitude. On hot days, it is best to go earlier in the day (i.e. before noon). There... More 

Thank kmtcupertino
San Carlos, California
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

This hike is normally a moderate hike. However, with the current detour it's definitely been upgraded to a moderately strenuous hike. We brought our family of three teenagers who are experienced backpackers and it was enjoyable for us. We always wear sturdy hiking boots and use hiking poles to navigate the varying terrain. The first half is a lovely walk... More 

5 Thank fun2travel68
Oak Ridge
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a great waterfall. During the time we went, the original trail was closed, so there was a detour which was longer and much more strenuous. However, the view of the falls is worth the hike! Don't be fooled as you go down...there are many smaller waterfalls along the way--you'll know it's the Kings Creek Falls when you see... More 

Thank SumBug82
San Jose, CA
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

We did this hike from about 5:30-7:15pm in the evening on July 4th, on a windless day. The valley, river, and falls were all very pretty. But the mosquitoes started off annoying, and grew much worse as the evening wore on. By the end of the hike I was running to escape the cloud of mosquitoes biting me. In spite... More 

5 Thank rwherrick
Denton, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

The falls were awesome. We enjoyed hiking near the falls and took some great photographs; What an incredible place to visit.

Thank diannek
Monterey Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Fair warning......the usual trail is closed. A seemingly easy hike turned into a strenuous hike. Due to trail maintenance, we were diverted to an alternate route. There were patches of snow/ice and a lot of mud. We crossed several unavoidable brooks, getting our hiking boots wet. If you are not in fairly good shape, this hike will be very taxing.... More 

4 Thank LoveSummerRoadTrips
Shingletown, California
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Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Great hike! Beautiful views! I've been many times with young and old alike, never disappointed! Don't miss Lassen Volcanic National Park😃

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