Mossbrae Falls*

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Mossbrae Falls


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Introduction:

Mossbrae Falls is a waterfall flowing into the Sacramento River, in the Shasta Cascade area in Dunsmuir, California. The falls are located just south of the lower portion of Shasta Springs.
Mossbrae Falls

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Access to the falls via a mile-long hiking trail on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks is currently closed, as Union Pacific and the City of Dunsmuir figure out a safer route to the falls.

Mossbrae Falls

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The train tracks in Dunsmuir are lined with sharp stones, but you can see where hikers have flattened a narrow footpath on the way to Mossbrae Falls. As the trail winds through the hillside, the path disappears in places. If a train comes, your options are to run, press against the canyon wall, or jump into the Sacramento River below. If walking along a dangerously active rail line isn’t enough to deter hikers,

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