Northern California November 13, 2016
The Beautiful Waterfall In Northern California You Can Actually Swim In
The McCloud River skirts around the Mount Shasta area and is a beauty to behold. There are 3 waterfalls, the upper, middle and lower, that each make great swimming holes in the summer month. The lower that is probably the most accessible and popular place to cliff jump and swim.
The Lower McCloud falls is loved by visitors and locals alike. On a hot day, many people gather here to cool off and take a breather.
Adventure enthusiasts will love this place and the cold water feels great. The rush of the falls and the laughter of all the visitors will put your mind at ease. This idyllic spot will soon become one of your favorites after spending time here.
Daredevils love this spot just as much as the rest of us, and it's fun watching the young, athletic thrill seekers enjoying this beautiful spot. The 15-20 foot drop is intimidating, but fun!
This picture clearly shows the wooden platform that was built here to show you the safest place to jump from.
You can still swim in the pool below the falls without having to take the plunge from up high, however. These folks are climbing out of the water after jumping in, but you can easily scramble down to the water's edge, too.
On lookers on the hill side above can sit and watch the fun for hours. The surrounding nature is definitely a draw as well.
The view downstream shows that despite the falls, the river moves slowly here and is a great swimming hole.
Mount Shasta is also visible from the road. If you haven't spent much time in the area, plan a trip now! It's breathtaking and you won't regret it.
You can also walk down the McCloud River Trail if you feel like a stroll. It will connect you with the Middle and Upper Falls that are also located on the McCloud River.
Despite the popularity in the summer, it's less common to see folks there in the winter. You might see patches of snow, however. This shot was taken in December.
Regardless of when you visit, you'll be awed by this magical waterfall swimming hole.
It's one of a kind and such an iconic summer spot in Northern California!
The McCloud River and the delightful swimming holes and waterfalls in the Shasta area is a must see. Would you jump off the platform if you visited? Let us know on Facebook.