The current path to the falls — long a locally held secret now widely publicized on waterfall aficionado websites — requires hikers to trespass along a potentially dangerous, milelong hike on Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Hikers can be cited for trespassing by Union Pacific police. Railroad officials last fall also blockaded a section of land that for decades had been used as a nonsanctioned parking area, so please do not ask me how I got to the falls. It was a challenging hike testing my navigational skills, but it was totally worth it! It was part of my quest to discover California's and Oregon's waterfall wonders. For a FREE sample of my recent e-book on photographing waterfalls, please visit my website:

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