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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.

The hike up to the falls was hard. The hike down was moderate. It was a great work out. The view IS WORTH IT!

Waterfall is awesome.

on Brandy Creek Trail

17 days ago

The hike is awesome and the creek is nice and cool and beautiful. Highly recommend this trail.

Great hike for the Children, with a little History to the land. Old Mine on one end and a Graveyard on the other.

really nice easy trail. took us about about 1hr.and half stopping for pictures and geocaches. beautiful day

The road to the trail head is currently closed so that added about a mile and a half to the trail. The trail was well maintained and it had a few streams were we could fill up our water bottles. It winds gradually up all the way to the peak. At the top there is awesome view of the lake and the surrounding areas around Redding. I made a track with my GPS and it was 8.2 miles total. It took us four hours to do this hike.

new family favorite! we had 4 years to 42 years if age in our group and this hike was perfect for all. hidden waterfalls, and cool old gold mine finds...and a few breathtaking Vistas. we will be back!

1 month ago

The hike was awesome it was defiantly better than I thought it would be. It was not too difficult to reach the falls. The falls are out of control right now with all of the rain we have been having. Some of the railing for the waterfalls are underwater right now.

This loop is fun I have done it three different times now. It is better to do in the spring or winter time rather than in the summer. Some parts of the trail can be misleading on which path to take.

1 month 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!