Burney Falls - Burney, California

by David Blackley
(Colorado Springs, CO)

Burney Falls

Burney Falls


Glad to know there are waterfall lovers like myself. I am enjoying the website.

I thought I would post to you a picture of a waterfall in California that is northwest of Tahoe. It is called Burney Falls. I did not see it on the web site and thought I would give you the heads up so that if you are traveling through there you could stop by.

I am not sure how I got wind of it, but we drove through the night from Colorado Springs to see it because did not want to mess with the rest of family vacation plans.

The water fall has two main falls that come over the top and the rest of the falls are come through old lava tubes.

I have included the one with my wife and I for scale for you.

Hope you'll get to see it sometime.


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Jul 07, 2017
by: Ivana

It is a beautiful place We saw the falls and I took a lot
picture .i hope I have a chance and come back again.

Aug 08, 2015
Must see if on Shasta /lasses volcano northern california
by: Anonymous

Visited lassen volcano area which was great in itself. BURNEY FALLS was the a really great surprise for our vacation trip headed up to Oregon. It's not the tallest nor the widest waterfall but it's the most gorgeous waterfall I have ever seen.

Jul 21, 2015
by: Anonymous

THANK YOU for the facts i cant wait to go

Aug 10, 2014
Worth the lack of effort
by: Mark

I wouldn't even classify it as a hike

Feb 26, 2013
by: Anonymous

After seeing the picture and info about Burney Falls, I couldn't resist and on my trip to Washington last August, I planned to stop in this beautiful place. The pictures I took came up great! I loved this place!

Jul 28, 2012
by: angel Garcia

What would be a good month to go here????

Jun 19, 2012
Great surprise!!!
by: Cinnamon McDonald

We went to Burney Falls in 1996. We were traveling on a road trip from Southern California with our two small children.Our son was born with Down Syndrome and was a bit unstable on his feet but had no problems getting to the base of the falls. We were leaving Redding Ca. and cutting over the mountains to get to Lassen State Park Area and stumbled upon these beautiful falls. That was right after the massive fire that went through there. What a great surprise. Definitely a must see!!!!

Oct 04, 2011
Burney Falls
by: Dale

There is a large campground at the falls. A short trail that loops around and comes out over the falls. The flow over the falls never changes. It's constant year round. The river flows from the falls to a lake below the campground. There are also Bald Eagles and chalk mines.

Sep 10, 2011
Worth the trip!
by: Tina

I was there in August 2009, it was absolutely amazing! I am disabled, unable to walk distances so I was going to stay at the top of the concrete path & let my friends & son head down to the bottom.

My son came back up & told me I just HAD to walk down. I did it for him, but was so glad I did. I can't wait to go again!

If you are anywhere in the area, it is well worth stopping. I could have stayed there all day! It's an easy drive from the Mount Shasta area which is where we were camping.

Apr 04, 2011
by: Anonymous

How long was the hike in?

Mar 12, 2011
by: Mountain Mama

What beauty in our own backyards! No plane ticket needed!
What time of year is this photo taken?
Thanks for sharing!!!

Feb 21, 2011
by: Anonymous

So beautiful!

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