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“The Falls are closed”
Review of Mossbrae Falls

Mossbrae Falls
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Dunsmuir
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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 make a donation to the city of Dunsmuir to help out with the cost of a trail to Mossbrae Falls then please do so. Until then you will have to wait.

7  Thank Karen R
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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 do this, I know of no other way to get there!). You can not believe what you see when you walk off the gravel and down to the river......totally unexpected, and magical. My favorite.

3  Thank flwergrl
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is not an easy walk along the railroad tracks unless you are a skilled hiker. Don't take children and beware of the trains. There is NO parking in the Shasta Retreat. You will be ticketed and even (possibly) towed for illegal parking and Union Pacific is patrolling and issuing tickets for being on the tracks.

5  Thank Dianna N
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

You will wonder what I must have been smoking while walking down the side of the train tracks to get here. But once you reach the train trestle and take the path off to the right down to the river....

It really is a magical place. Check it out!!!

2  Thank Mi S
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

This hike is not for small children! The hike to the falls consists of walking along the railroad tracks which at times have running trains.
Start off by parking your car on Dunsmuir Ave. or any public parking lot. Do not park your car in Shasta Retreat. Once you have parked go thru Shasta Retreat,cross the metal bridge, make a right at the train tracks and walk along the tracks for about 45 min. When you see a red metal bridge ahead of you, the falls should be on your right. They are hard to see from the tracks so you should hike down for a minute or two. Welcome to Paradise! :)

6  Thank Danielle S
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