Waterfall Hiking Trails in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in northern California has more than 70 miles of trails open to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Whiskeytown is particularly famous for its waterfall hikes. Crystal Creek Falls is an easy two thirds of a mile ADA accessible hike. Brandy Creek Falls is an easy 3 mile round trip hike. And for those looking for a little bit of a tougher trail, Boulder Creek Falls is a moderate 5.5 mile hike. Click the trails below for a full trail guide.

Crystal Creek Falls Trail (WNRA)

0.66 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Crystal Creek Falls Trail is a family friendly hike in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The trail leads to a beautiful waterfall.

Brandy Creek Falls Trail (WNRA)

3 (miles)


Out & Back

~500 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Brandy Creek Falls in Whiskeytown NRA is an easy hike near Redding. The trail is kid and dog friendly and leads to a beautiful waterfall.

Boulder Creek Falls Trail (WNRA)

5.5 (miles)


Out & Back

~1025 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)


Boulder Creek Falls Trail in Whiskeytown NRA is a moderate hike near Redding leading to a 138-foot waterfall.