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Rancheria Falls

Intermediate
 4.3 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Follow the dirt trail through the pine trees to a beautiful waterfall!


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

92%

Runnable

7,773' 2,369 m

High

7,581' 2,311 m

Low

240' 73 m

Up

241' 73 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall

The road to the trailhead closes in winter. You may still run the trail from the road, making the run 4 miles round trip. The trail itself is not easily followed in winter, so map and compass navigational skills are a must. Proper equipment such as traction devices, snowshoes, or cross-county skis may be required depending on snow conditions.

Overview

A great out-and-back run to Rancheria Falls.

Need to Know

The small parking lot is free and doesn't require any special pass. There is a pit toilet at the trailhead. No water is available. Trash must be packed out.

Description

This is an out-and back run along a dirt trail to a great waterfall. While it's less than two miles, the smiles-per-mile ratio is quite high along this trail. If you'd like to learn more about this trail and others like it, attend a Weekend Explorers Class at your REI Co-op in Fresno!

Flora & Fauna

Pine trees, some spring and summer wildflowers, butterflies, cicadas, and coyote poop can be spotted on trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Kissinger

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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Rancheria Falls - July 2017
Sep 22, 2018 near Auberry, CA

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