Mossbrae Falls is a waterfall flowing into the Sacramento River, in the Shasta Cascade area in Dunsmuir, California. There is a hiking trail that is about a mile long along the Union Pacific Railroad to the falls.
Lat/Long: 41.24203, -122.26611 Directions:Take Hwy #5 to Dunsmuir, north of Redding. Take Dunsmuir/Siskiyou exit. Drive south on Dunsmuir Ave. for . Take a sharp right on Scarlett Way (Shasta Retreat). Cross the bridge and railroad tracks, and park. The trail heads upstream along the tracks. Mossbrae Falls is a unique waterfall. Only about . high, but about . wide. The water cascades from springs down the moss-covered canyon wall, and down into the Sacramento River, creating the effect of many waterfall streams falling into the river. It is actually quite a bit taller than ., but you cannot see the upper cascades through the brush and trees. The bottom . is pretty much a straight plunge into the river. The trail to the falls is also very interesting. It follows right beside the railroad tracks. In some places it is quite narrow, and you wonder what you'd do if a train happened by. The biggest problem though, would be the loud noise of a train right beside you, more than any real danger. Look for the waterfall on the right, just before you get to a railroad bridge. Mossbrae Falls is definitely one of the most scenic waterfalls in all of California. It is like a little paradise, or Garden of Eden. One could easily spend hours here, mesmerized by the incredible beauty of the falls. Continuing past the falls, you can cross the railroad bridge and hike another quarter mile to Shasta Springs. There is a great view of Mossbrae Falls from the bridge.