Mossbrae Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the Mt. Shasta/Dunsmuir area due to its incredibly unique features. Let’s just say, it’s not your typical waterfall. The difference between Mossbrae Falls and other NorCal waterfalls is that it seems the rock and moss are continually bleeding fresh, mountain water. It’s a sight to behold.
Mossbrae Falls is actually a series of springs that burst from the cliffs above the Sacramento River and then rain down into the water. Mossbrae Falls is composed of two primary clusters of spring-fed waterfalls, which reach about 50 feet high and 150 feet wide. The presence of the river beneath the falls enhances the scene and makes for one of the prettiest sights in the Mount Shasta area. There are numerous springs feeding the falls so they are great year-round.
See for yourself:
Mossbrae Falls is located in Dunsmuir and is a little tricky to find. Below is the location. There are a few ways to get to the falls legally but they are constantly in flux so do your research before you embark on your journey.
Feeling very small these days. While this hike along the train tracks is not completely legal, and we were being led by some old online trail guides, the result was nothing short of “holy sh*t.” One of five falls we saw today and we’re about to enjoy a tired REAL dinner at a diner in Mt. Shasta. Every day I think well… we can’t top that, but tomorrow we’re on our way to Crater Lake National Park and I have a feeling I’ll be proved wrong once again. 🇺🇸 If America is renowned for anything, it should be this.
Enjoy your unique adventure to Mossbrae Falls!
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