McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park is one of the lesser known of California’s beautiful parks system, but that doesn’t mean it’s anything less than extraordinary!
Burney Falls is considered the most impressive waterfall in the entire state. Burney is 129 feet tall, with multi cascades, that delights visitors with breathtaking views.
Teddy Roosevelt once called the McArthur-Burney Falls the “eighth wonder of the world.”
There is a 1.3 mile hike around the falls that lets you take in all the unforgettable scenery you can handle. The hike is short and easy, and there’s even a small loop trail that takes you to the top of this incredible waterfall.
If hiking isn’t your thing, it is also possible to view this majestic waterfall from the parking area.
Burney Falls is spring fed, and pumps more than 100 million gallons a day, and can be enjoyed year round. Burney Creek flows to Lake Britton and is an excellent destination in its own right, with boat rentals, kayaking and paddle boarding.
RV and tent camping are also available at the state park campground, as well as a few rustic cabins.
If that wasn’t enough the park has several hiking trails along the creek and through the park’s evergreen forest. You can even check hiking a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail off your bucket list.
McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park is located at 24898 CA-89 Scenic, Burney, CA 96013, more information can be found by clicking here.