Webber Falls is a hidden gem located within the Tahoe National forest. Take a dip in the pools at the top or relax listening to the cascading water plunge into the river.
Where is Webber Falls Located?
It is located in Sierra County, off Highway 89, between the towns of Truckee and Sierraville. To get there, drive north of Truckee on Highway 89 and turn left at Little Truckee Summit. Then, immediately turn left onto Road 07, also known as Jackson Meadows Road. After about 6.5 miles, look for a small dirt road on the left that has boulders placed on it to deter vehicle traffic. Park in the nearest pullout and walk down the dirt path. Keep going for a few hundred feet until you see a dirt parking lot, and listen for the plunging water in the distance. The falls are searchable on Google Maps and I suggest you download the offline map for the area so you can easily find it.
If you want to take the dirt roads to park in the area just above the falls, turn onto Forest Service Road 0720 a mile before the falls, then make your first right onto Dog Valley Road. High clearance 4x4 drive vehicles are preferred on these paths.
Directions to Webber Falls from Parking Lot
To find the falls head along the ridge line about 500 feet from the parking lot, and please use caution as the cliff sides have loose rock and can be slippery if not careful. It is not much of a hike and the grounds around the waterfall are sloping.
How Tall is Webber Falls?
When viewed in its entirety, the falls plunge nearly 76 feet, generating two big cascades that flow into a valley of basaltic bedrock. The larger cascade is roughly 50 feet long and drops from the bottom level. While the first and smaller cascade is possible to jump into with caution. In the summer, the top of the falls, makes a great swimming hole to soak in.
When is the Best Time to Visit?
Between March and June, the falls can be quite remarkable, plunging into the canyon with incredible force. By mid- to late-summer, the water can be reduced to a fine mist. Since Webber Falls gets its water from Webber Lake, which is privately owned and not open to the public, it is not guaranteed to receive water flow after June.
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