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The Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area in northern California. It has a total of 203,587 acres (82,389 ha) of land, which is divided into three units, Whiskeytown, Shasta and Trinity. The recreation area was established in 1965 by the United States Congress. The National Park Service manages the Whiskeytown unit. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest surrounds the Shasta and Trinity units, so they are managed by the United States Forest Service. Recreational activities available include camping, fishing, swimming, boating and hiking.

5 days ago

Fun trail, about a mile or two is the width of a gravel road then turns into more of a single track trail towards the top. Moderately uphill most of the way. I went in feb so two stream crossings and some pretty waterfalls.

A short climb (about a mile and a half to be exact) but pretty the entire way. Surrounded by water and the sounds of it. And then you get to the falls and it becomes a miniature version of the mist trail with the slippery stairs and the water spray! Very pretty!

Beautiful, great mid level hike by not too long. Dozens of photo opportunities!

One of my all time favorite hikes!!

hiked this trail today January 27. Moderate trail with snow on portions of the trail. trail is mostly uphill. will get your heart pumping. waterfalls were beautiful. Could have stayed there all day!

beauty is everywhere and abounding in this place, that is for sure

Trailhead begins at boat launch. Easy walking trail with some great views of the lake.

Murphy (my dog) and I recently moved to the area and immediately found the Whiskeytown park very friendly to dogs. This trail was short but sweet. A terrific workout, well marked, challenges in the intermittent hills. We try to trail run mostly and this was very safe and very fun. Too late in the year (New Year's Eve) to get to access the final stretch to the left up the falls (closed for ice) but well worth it. Always check w Rangers at Welcome Center to see what's open and accessible since there are many spots w black ice and more in winter.

great hike with lots of small seasonal creeks and terrific view from the top of Whiskey town Lake