Northern California April 15, 2019
The Hike To This Little-Known Northern California Waterfall Is Short And Sweet
There are all sorts of treasures hiding within Lassen Volcanic National Park. You could visit this incredible destination dozens of times and still not see it all. However, there’s one hidden gem you’ll want to be sure you definitely uncover: Kings Creek Falls. Accessible via a short and sweet hike, this stunning 40-foot waterfall is a delightful gem. See this beauty for yourself and be sure to add this gorgeous waterfall hike to your list!
Kings Creek Falls is a breathtaking 40-foot waterfall that can be found within Lassen Volcanic National Park. To see it, all you have to do is follow along this 2.7-mile out-and-back trail, and prepare to be wowed!
Of course, Kings Creek Falls is the main reason to complete this hike. However, you'll notice that the trail packs in all sorts of awe-inspiring scenery along the way.
As you start off on the trail, you'll be swept into the landscape of a drop-dead-gorgeous meadow, complete with a flowing and glistening creek.
In fact, the trail follows the creek for a majority of the hike. After approximately an hour, the trail will start to lead you across several switchbacks while boasting stunning views of the surrounding mountain scenery.
The hike is easiest on the way to the waterfall since its entirely downhill. But be sure to reserve some energy, since that means the trek back will be entirely uphill. Still, the trail is rated as moderate and manageable for most hikers, both young and old.
You'll know you're close to the falls when you start spotting some smaller waterfalls along the trail. Additionally, the creek gets increasingly active the farther you go along the trail.
Eventually, you'll end up at the rim of the waterfall. Keep following the trail and it will begin to take you to a better vantage point, leading you around to the perfect view from below. From this spot, the towering waterfall looks absolutely amazing.
Keep going down to the base of the falls and you'll end up with a view like this one! At 40-feet high, the falls seem to pour perfectly over the rocks, creating an inspiring scene that you won't be forgetting anytime soon.
Kings Creek Falls is one of Lassen Volcanic National Park's greatest treasures. Be sure to check out the trail map to the falls
Have you completed this stunning waterfall hike yet? Now’s a perfect time! For more easy-to-see waterfalls, check out our list of
10 Easily Accessible Northern California Waterfalls.