Discover McCloud River Falls

Follow the trail and find three amazing waterfalls!

The McCloud River Trail passes three beautiful waterfalls as it winds through a canyon of basalt lava rock. This smooth, well-maintained trail offers summer swimming, fall foliage, and an early spring thaw, making it fun and accessible almost year-round. Although all three waterfalls along this section of the McCloud River have their own parking lot and can be easily accessed directly, it is well worth it to start at Lower Falls, then hike the River Trail upstream to the other falls.

Perfect For

  • Three waterfalls and trails

  • Moderate hiking

  • Chill by waterfalls

  • Active date

  • Group hiking

  • Family hiking day

  • Solo hiking