Mt Shasta is well known for the tall mountain that looms overhead, but did you know there are many incredible waterfalls nearby? Visit this wonderful area and fall in love with the radiant energy, amazing natural landscapes, and adorable town. If you are looking for wonderful family friendly activities, then look no further. These 🌟 four Mount Shasta waterfalls 🌟 are all beautiful and great places to visit for people of all ages!
I have been to hundreds of waterfalls throughout the US and these are some of my absolute favorites yet! These cascades are located in lush, beautiful areas. Also, many of them are great swimming holes during the hot, summer months. Read below for all the details to see these magical waterfalls. Add these to your bucket list 📝 for your next vacation to the Mt. Shasta area!
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4 Mount Shasta Waterfalls
#1 Burney Falls
Visit one of the most ✨ beautiful waterfalls✨ in the US when you go to Burney Falls. Water cascades over the lush cliffs edge into various streams of water. Then they trickle down 129 feet into the blue pool below. Standing next to the waterfall is magical, as mist falls all around you. It is an incredible sight to behold and luckily, all you’ll need to do is travel a few hundred feet from the parking area to see this magnificent waterfall!
Burney Falls is located right between Mt. Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park, at an hour drive from either location. You can visit these stunning falls by going to Burney Falls Memorial State Park. There is a $10 fee per vehicle 🚗 and it can get very crowded. Try to arrive early to beat the crowds and see these stunning falls.
Things to do at Burney Falls State Park:
- Explore the springs
- Go fishing
- Take the 1.2 mile hike
- Visit Lake Britton
#2 McCloud Falls
Drive 30 minutes south of Mt. Shasta to see the wondrous McCloud Falls. This Mount Shasta waterfall is actually not just one waterfall but a series of three: Upper, Middle and Lower. You can choose to hike the length of the waterfalls 🥾 on the 3.8 mile easy, paved route or drive to each. The falls are each just a short distance from their parking areas.
On a nice day, the falls get crowded with visitors, because they’re free and family friendly! It’s a great area to spend an afternoon walking along the falls or even swimming 🩱 in the swimming hole there! These falls are a wonderful destination for a family or anyone that wants to see beautiful waterfalls. You need to add these beautiful cascades to your bucket list!
#3 Faery Falls
Visit this amazing Mount Shasta waterfall and feel like you’re starring in the film Tuck Everlasting. Lush greenery and moss 🌿 surrounds this magical waterfall. Because this waterfall is less well known, then there’s a good chance that you’ll have it all to yourself! Stay for a bit and enjoy the captivating trickling of the water into the pool below.
This is still one of the better kept secrets 🤫 in the Mt. Shasta area and it’s off the beaten track a little bit. In order to get to this location, you’ll want to put “Faery Falls parking” in your Google Maps, because navigating to “Faery Falls” will take you to the wrong destination. Once you get to the parking lot, you can leave your car and then walk up the .8 mile and 250 feet long hillside until you get to the beautiful location. Although this hike is relatively easy, you should bring water to stay hydrated!
#4 Hedge Creek Falls
Have you ever wanted to walk behind a waterfall? Visiting Hedge Creek Falls is a unique experience, where you can view falls from a different perspective 👀. It’s so much fun to reach out and touch the water as it falls in front of your face. Although, this waterfall is not as powerful as the others, it is still gorgeous and worth a visit!
In order to get to the falls, you will travel just under 7 miles south of Mt. Shasta. There you will find parking for Hedge Creek Falls and if you cross the street you will find the walkway to the falls. It descends 160 feet until you get to the waterfall below. Here, you’ll find a walkway behind the waterfall itself and a small pool where people swim on a nice day. It’s a great spot to visit with the whole family!
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