7200' at the trailhead to 8,120' at the end of the trail near the base of the Falls.
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).
Huntington Lake Quad
June through October (dependent upon snowfall)
Length of Trail
2 miles round trip.
Difficulty/Description of Trail
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.
Accessible Restroom at trailhead. Please pack out what you pack in.
No permits required.
Pack in your water; do not drink from streams or lakes.