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Just a short hike down the track to one of the most scenic waterfalls anywhere an absolute must do... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Dunsmuir, California
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The mile and a half walk along the train tracks is more than worth this amazing spot! We were... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Marina G
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Siskiyou County, Dunsmuir, CA 96025
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, these falls are beautifiul... BUT, they are on private property! The many signs posted everywhere in the tiny neighborhood of Shasta Retreat say, "NO ACCESS to Mossbrae Falls," yet the public continues to ignore them, parking illegally in Shasta Retreat, leaving trash behind and...More

1  Thank 1976MargaretW
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Just a short hike down the track to one of the most scenic waterfalls anywhere an absolute must do anyone visiting The Historic Railroad town of Dunsmuir California.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The mile and a half walk along the train tracks is more than worth this amazing spot! We were definitely excited to jump in the freezing cold water after that walk in the sun. It is hands down one of the coolest waterfalls I've been...More

Thank Marina G
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Had to hike in about a mile and a half along the railroad track. Well worth the effort. Spectacular view. Very cold water but refreshing on a hot July afternoon. Go early to avoid the crowds and the heat. But please take your trash with...More

1  Thank Dennis K
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We followed to directions in one of the reviews and parked our RV before walking to Scarlet Way where it says “Shasta Retreat.” It felt adventurous walking on the railroad tracks with the river to the right and green all around. A 30 minutes walk...More

3  Thank d_obaldo
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Yes, it’s about a mile down the train tracks but once you get to the steel bridge you’ve arrived. And once you see it you’ll love it! Beautiful little hideaway. Make time to visit.

3  Thank wanabkrn
Reviewed March 22, 2018

The community is pushing to get a trail other than the train tracks. The Railroad has cracked down on people walking the tracks to get here after an accident. We will look forward to the walking path once it is up.

11  Thank JeriLG
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Beautiful location. Worth the hike. Cool spot on a hot day to relax. Water is cold but a nice "pool" to swim around in if you nobody is there fishing.

1  Thank cmm576
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We've visited many beautiful waterfalls during our travels, but the reward in seeing Mossbrae Falls after a perilous (and somewhat illegal) hike makes it that much more special. It is an idyllic spot - so peaceful and relaxing (except when trains pass just 40 meters...More

Thank Michael g
Reviewed September 24, 2017

It was quite difficult to locate these falls. Our phone navigator took us round and round, bringing us back to the place we started. We decided to ask a local who told us he could tell us 'how not to get there!' He told us...More

7  Thank Balroop
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Tracy H
August 17, 2018|
Response from Dennis K | Reviewed this property |
sorry. don't live in the area. try contacting Louie Dewey at the Cave Springs Motel in Dunsmuir. I'm sure he can answer your question
June 12, 2018|
Response from wanabkrn | Reviewed this property |
It’s not an official park but rather a hidden gem off the beaten path. You’ll need to walk a mile or so along the tracks so not sure if you wanna bring your dog along or not.
December 10, 2017|
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Response from KieuK2014 | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the roadside. Many people park there, so no problem at all.