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Rancheria Falls National Recreation Trail

A two mile roundtrip hike to see the Falls. Season June through October (dependent upon snowfall).

photo: Rancheria Falls. Photo by USFS.

Length: 1.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Huntington Lake, travel approximately 1 mile past China Peak Ski Resort, turn right on road 8S31. Trailhead is 1.2 miles up the Rancheria Falls road (8S31).
State(s): California
Counties: Fresno
Longitude: -119.14982
Latitude: 37.24926

Driving Directions

Huntington Lake Area – From Shaver Lake continue 20 miles on Hwy 168 towards Huntington Lake, travel approximately 1 mile past China Peak Ski Resort, turn right on road 8S31. Trailhead is 1.2 miles up the Rancheria Falls road (8S31).

Description

The trail is of gentle grade. Steep at the base of the Falls. Climbing around the rocks or to the top of the falls is not recommended due to the steep slope and slippery rocks.

During the summer the falls are spectacular. Rancheria Falls is approximately 150' high and 50' wide. There are plenty of rocks on which to sit and have a snack or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: 7,200
Elevation High Point: 8,120
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
USDA Forest Service, Sierra National Forest
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611
5592970706
https://www.fs.usda.gov/sierra

 

Photos

Rancheria Falls. Photo by USFS.

Rancheria Falls. Photo by USFS.

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