Northern California January 22, 2018
There’s Something Amazing Happening To The Waterfalls In Northern California Right Now
If you were thinking about chasing some waterfalls soon, now is the time. Last week, a lot of Northern California experienced (and continues to experience) some pretty wet weather. Rainstorms began in various regions of NorCal at the beginning of last week and continued into the weekend. As a result, waterfalls are coming to life all over the state. Even waterfalls that are usually just at a trickle during winter are gushing with water right now. You better get started on planning a waterfall trip sometime very soon. This is a sight you absolutely have to see.
Before last week, much of Northern California was experiencing an unseasonably dry winter.
It didn't look like rain or snow would make much of an appearance this year. However, last week certainly proved that notion wrong when many communities experienced heavy rainfall and even snow in mountainous areas. The rain has caused numerous waterfalls in Northern California to erupt with cascades of water. McCloud Falls is currently looking very majestic.
This would be a great time to check out one of our state's most beloved waterfalls—Burney Falls.
There's really nothing as thrilling as the sight of water gliding down the dozens of different tiers at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The park is usually barren during winter, but currently Burney is looking pretty spectacular with the help of all that rainfall.
With its remote mountain location, Silver Falls is also looking particularly splendid.
Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Silver Falls is absolutely gushing right now. Along with bringing waterfalls to life, the storms have brought some long-desired snowfall to mountain ski resorts like Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in Placer County or Northstar in Truckee.
Berry Creek Falls is located in the same canyon as Silver Falls and is also worth a visit right now.
This 70-foot tall waterfall looks pretty amazing surrounded by redwood trees. Berry Creek Falls is considered the most accessible waterfall of the several in the area, and is observable via a viewing deck.
The rain is a result of a Pacific storm that has been hitting most of the Northwest including Washington and Oregon. Even if you aren't a fan of the wet weather, you have to admit the erupting waterfalls are a silver lining to all the rain!
This is good news for waterfall enthusiasts who usually have to wait until spring for their favorite spots to look as wonderful as possible. Be sure to check it out as soon as possible.
Do you think you’ll go waterfall watching soon? If you need some help getting started, check out our
Weekend Itinerary For Exploring Northern California’s Waterfalls.