Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has been a popular destination for many years, and Whiskeytown Lake’s 36 miles of shoreline... more » boasts great opportunities for fishing, sailing, kayaking and waterskiing.
Hikers are now finding the park in increasing numbers, and many are finding their way to Whiskeytown Falls. For several decades this series of waterfalls over 220ft in height was a closely guarded secret, and possibly so secret according to reports that at one time the National Park Service might have actually misplaced its location.
Today it’s hard to miss the signs leading to Whiskeytown Falls, which lie just a few miles west of the lake on Crystal Creek Road.
Both long and tall, Whiskeytown Falls is a location that's hard to capture in photography, which gives you all the more incentive to explore it for yourself.
• 700ft (from 2,200 - 2,900ft)
• Spring and early summer may be the best times to experience these falls.
• Shade is common throughout most of the hike, but for some it may still be best to avoid hiking here at the hottest times of the day. less «