Webber Falls

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Cascade of Webber Falls over steep rock outcrop

Webber Falls plunges 76 feet into a deep gorge carved out of basaltic bedrock.  It is located in Sierra County, between the towns of Truckee and Sierraville off of Hwy 89.  The water for Webber Falls comes out of Webber Lake which is privately operated and not open to public access.  The falls themselves drop in several cascades with the largest cascade at the bottom level falling about 50 feet. From approximately March to June, the falls can be quite spectacular, plunging into the canyon with exceptional force.  By mid to late summer, the water can trickle down to just a fine spray.

To get there, take Hwy 89 north of Truckee to Little Truckee Summit.  Turn left toward Jackson Meadows on Road 07.  At about 6.5 miles watch for signage to Lake of the Woods.  A few hundred feet after is a pullout on your left lined with boulders.  Park here and walk directly down the embankment from the road due south.  Listen for the sound of the water.  The falls lie about 500 feet from the parking area.  Use extreme caution as there is an extemely steep gorge below the falls.  The cliffs do not have the best footing and can be slippery or crumble. Not recommended for children.

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