Amid evergreen forests within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau is the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The second oldest state park in California, it is home to the amazing 129 ft. spring-fed Burney waterfall. If you make the trek here, you won’t be disappointed by what President Theodore Roosevelt called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Springs above and at the falls consistently pump over 100 million gallons a day into the basin below, so it’s a great place to cool off even during dry summer months. It’s a short, easy walk to the base or a 1.3 mile trail that circles the falls, but you can also get a great view straight from the parking area!
There’s more to this park then just the falls, however; 910 acres more, to be exact. With over 5 miles of trails to explore by foot, bike or horseback, it’s a nature lovers paradise. A portion of the Pacific Crest Trail passes through the park, and there are 24 cabins and over 100 campsites to choose from if you’re looking to spend a night or two. Visit the website to make reservations.