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Address: Upper Fall Rd, CA 96057
Phone Number:
(530) 964-2184
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The three falls may be visited within an hour.

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Remarkable and amazing

You can swim here in the summer and it's breathtaking, don't miss it. Pretty easy walk and you have this lovely pool to swim in at the end of it. Bring a picnic but don't leave... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, Hawaii
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

You can swim here in the summer and it's breathtaking, don't miss it. Pretty easy walk and you have this lovely pool to swim in at the end of it. Bring a picnic but don't leave any trash. You'll be energized by the incredible waterfalls, it's my favorite in the Shasta area.

Thank Marybart
Redding, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

McCloud is a very cool little town located at the base of Mt Shasta.....McCloud is known as the "Quiet" side of the Mountain....the McCloud River Falls are a great place to take a picnic lunch and walk up to see all three....it's an easy trek that will take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on your conditioning!

2 Thank Richard G
Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The locals in Redding told me to head to McCloud Falls for an awesome visit to three great waterfalls. Unfortunately, they didn't tell me not to go in the winter! My son and I drove 45 minutes north of Redding to McCloud in hopes of seeing some great North State sites. We didn't realize it would be a trek through... More 

3 Thank Jeff E
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

All three falls are glorious! I suggest parking at the lower falls and hiking all the way to the top. It is a pretty easy hike, and there are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. Bring your lunch with you and picnic at the upper falls, then swim in the pools below the middle or lower... More 

1 Thank Ingrid H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The falls is in 3 parts. Upper,middle and lower falls. We did cliff jumping at the lower falls. The water is icecold so be prepared to experience the feeling of thousand needles pricking you at the same time once you jump into the water. We parked at the upper falls and came down to the lower falls from the trail... More 

2 Thank Akash P
Palo Alto, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Yes, there are waterfalls with more water and higher, but these are vey nice waterfalls that are not crowded and you can get really close to them. Start from the lower falls that you can get to from the day use parking lot easily. Then take the .75 mile easy trail to the middle falls.

1 Thank adar
South Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The lower falls can be a bit busy, but there is parking for all three (free) and it is easy to get from one to the other by car or on foot. For those unfamiliar with the area my suggestion would be to hike from the Upper Falls to the Lower - it's an easy, scenic hike, about a mile... More 

Thank Hiker0
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Just outside of McCloud, there are the three McCloud Falls - upper, middle and lower. You can drive or hike and see most of it. They are gorgeous waterfalls with whitewater between them. Very peaceful and scenic. You can spend as little as an hour here and it's worth the time, or spend longer if you want to hike.

1 Thank BeachBumsDallas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

As beautiful as the pictures posted!! Within 3.5 mile round trip hike you see 3 waterfalls and at the Lower Fall, you can jump off the rocks directly in front of the fall and into the chilled water. AMAZING experience!! Or just wade in the river. The Middle Fall is the most spectacular of the 3. But definitely worth heading... More 

2 Thank Rankin D
Morgan Hill, California
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Three falls to choose from like the Three Bears of Goldilocks. Each Fall has different size, width and features. Moderate Hike with nice trail except in the winter you should bring snow shoes or be prepared for a difficult hike.Easy parking except in Winter you need to Park right off the Highway and Hike - no groomed roads.

1 Thank DubHub

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