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Whiskeytown Falls, Whiskeytown National Rec Area

It's just a short hike reach the impressive 220ft cascading waterfall that is Whiskeytown Falls.
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview:  Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has been a popular destination for many years, and Whiskeytown Lake’s 36 miles of shoreline... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead & Parking

West of the lake, the signs to Whiskeytown Falls couldn't be clearer. Take a left onto Crystal Creek Road and drive 3.6 miles to the trailhead, which will be on the left-hand side of the road.

Parking is limited at the trailhead, leaving some folk to resort to parking by the side of the road. Improvements are being taken however to increase the ... More

2. [JCT] Logging Road

Ignore the larger logging road and continue along the slightly narrower trail towards the falls.

3. Whiskeytown Falls

You've reached Whiskeytown Falls and the cascading 220ft torrent of water which cuts a curved route through the valley, meaning that you can't see the whole waterfall from this location.

Steps continue up the left side of the waterfall offering better views of the entire spectacle.

Reports have it that the prior owners of this land were unaware ... More