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greenBlue Rancheria Falls

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Trail

1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer out and back
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

Family Friendly This is short enough for families to add on to their day at Huntington Lake.

The road to the trailhead closes in winter. You may still hike the trail from the road, making the hike 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 hike 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 hike 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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  4.0 from 4 votes

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