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Address: Siskiyou County, Dunsmuir, CA 96025

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This is pretty tricky to find. Make sure to park outside Shasta Retreat or you could get a fine. Walk down Scarlett Ave and turn right, cross the bridge and turn right again. Walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
wanderlust3142015
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is pretty tricky to find. Make sure to park outside Shasta Retreat or you could get a fine. Walk down Scarlett Ave and turn right, cross the bridge and turn right again. Walk about a mile until you get to an old looking bridge (see photo). Don't cross the bridge because the falls are right through the trees on... More 

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2 Thank wanderlust3142015
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you put "Shasta Retreat" on your GPS it will lead you into the neighborhood, where you do not want to park. As we were turning around, a very friendly local flagged us down and asked "Let me guess , you're looking for Mossbrae Falls?" All GPS systems lead to where we were, so he guessed correctly. He explained to... More 

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5 Thank CPSalem
Tehachapi, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We should have checked the web site -- finally did when we couldn't find any signs telling us where it was. The web site said it was closed because the trail was unsafe. Disappointed.

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7 Thank Diana W
Fremont, California, United States
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is an absolute hidden gem. Breathtakingly beautiful. First the disclaimer: since the path to the falls goes through an active railroad and accidents have happened, the railroad company and town discourages hiking to this place. But if you are careful and use common sense, you can go there and it's worth it. To get there: park outside the shasta... More 

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23 Thank Jubda
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Went back the second time in six months, it's that good! we weren't disappointed at all, the Falls are as glorious as the first time we went. it's four hours drive from San Francisco Bay Area, GPS it to Shasta Retreat, Dunsmuir, Ca. Park outside the Shasta Retreat residential area, walk in , bear right, turn right after the bridge,... More 

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12 Thank fentyk
Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Yes, the hike there is not at all fun. You have to either walk on the uneven rocks to the side of the railroad tracks, or try to time your steps so that you can step on the ties. Either way it’s not an enjoyable hike. HOWEVER, the falls themselves are absolutely breathtaking!!! You won’t regret a moment of the... More 

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3 Thank Ariel_Stephen
Dunsmuir, California
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

If you do this you are trespassing on Railroad Property. You take the chance of getting a ticket from the Railroad Police who will meet you when you come back to the bridge in Shasta Retreat. If you park in Shasta Retreat you might be towed.

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9 Thank Dunsmir
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48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

Pretty much most of what you read about these falls on the internet is true. You need to jump through some hoops to get to the falls - finding parking, trespassing, train dodging, etc. To me, the falls were totally worth it. But it's not for everyone and there is an element of danger. The city of Dunsmuir would like... More 

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16 Thank 0garibaldi0
Oakland, California, United States
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485 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I used to come here every year 'till they blocked off the tracks. It's one of the most unique and beautiful waterfalls in California. Loved to wade in the cool water on a hot day and take in the spectacular beauty of cascades pouring through a verdant wall!

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3 Thank Dianah R
California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

Totally amazing and worth the inconvenience of getting there! The most beautiful waterfall I've ever seen. Can swim in the river, but the water is super cold. There is a place to park 300 ft south of Shasta retreat gate on Dunsmuir Ave, then hike through the retreat to the railroad and 40 minutes along the tracks.

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