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Mill Creek Falls with a drop of over 70 feet, is the tallest waterfall in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Here, East Sulphur Creek cascades down a steep sided valley, to join with Bumpass Creek that is cascading down another steep valley. Together they plunge over a cliff, forming Mill Creek Falls, and then continue cascading in the valley below as East Sulphur Creek, on their way to join Mill Creek.

Mill Creek Falls is in a rugged scenic area and can be seen from a viewing platform at the end of Mill Creek Falls Trail. Additionally, there is a bridge past the viewing platform, over East Sulphur Creek at the top of the falls where one can watch the creeks plunge over the cliff edge.

Half-Day Hike: From the Kohm-Ya-Mah-Nee Visitor Center at the southwest entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park, hike 1.8 miles into the park on Mill Creek Falls Trail to reach Mill Creek Falls.

From Kings Creek Picnic Area along the park road, take Cold Boiling Lake Trail to Crumbaugh Lake Trail, and then hike Crumbaugh Lake Trail, for a total of 3.3 miles to get to Mill Creek Falls.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Joan Pendleton

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Jul 18, 2023
Tom Herr
Isolated falls coming from opposite direction in area of recent forest fire. Remnants of 2 bridges above the fall remain. Enjoyable!
Jun 6, 2022
Breanna Rawding
Overlook closed due to Dixie fire, falls inaccessible
Jun 30, 2020
Joan Pendleton

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