Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Burney Falls

Located in between Shasta and Lassen National Forests, Burney Falls is one of the most visited water falls in California. It's located about 40 miles away from McCloud, inside the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park off highway 89. Burney Falls is also known for its year-round water flow uncommon for many mountain water falls.

This 129 feet fall gives off a fresh breeze during the hot summer days. The mist creates a rainbow that can usually be seen between late mornings to early afternoons when the sun angle is just right.

After the heavy snow and rain fall last winter, the water level this summer is probably the highest in the past 3, 4 years. It's worth the visit to feel the vibration of water dropping from over 100 feet high.

There's a hiking trail that circles around the water fall. It's a nice and easy hike inside the State Park. It's been pretty cool up until a few weeks ago, so you might be able to catch a glimpse of some wildflowers that just started to show up.

Burney Falls is a popular destination for fishing and camping as well as a short day trip inside the negative ions* flowing out from this clear water stream.

*Negative ions are highly concentrated in high moutains, forests or near water falls. While positive ions are produced by electronic devices or toxic chemicals, negative ions are produced by fresh water. Negative ions are considered benficial to our mental and physical health.

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