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Rancheria Falls

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Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer out and back
92% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 240' 73 m
Descent: -241' -73 m
High: 7,773' 2,369 m
Low: 7,581' 2,311 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Matt Kissinger

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

Matt Kissinger

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.

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Jan 13, 2019
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Snowy delight 2mi

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

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