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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.

It was a beautiful day for a hike! Trail is clear and the lake is full!

trail running
7 days ago

On BLM land in Swasey Rec Area, another amazingly groomed trail - best for Mtn Biking... I went fairly late on Mothers Day w Murphy and (still rehabbing hamstring) and went against the grain for the jumps and so on... we were hiking/running so obviously didn't want to disturb the bikes, but we only saw one dude, Murphy stood to the side and waited and all was well...
Excellent short trail run, we started by going down the work way - so murphy could get into the Creek before we ran.... then doubled back up the Wintu Trail Loop... varied as we went up... some hot spots but plenty of shaded and cool areas in the mid lower levels up and down... You must take the spur to the picnic table (everything is extremely well marked)... because if it's a clear day, the view is terrific, as you can see. I'm still about fifty percent but pretty much pain free... so looking forward to PT to get back better...
also quite a few horses in this area so Murphy as always stays clear of them!

Beautiful and easy to get to! Water is freezing year round!

Beautiful hike! Falls are spectacular and well worth the mostly uphill climb. Early morning was nice and cool and seems would remain cool throughout the day.

Beautiful falls at this time (late April). The trail is basically a service road so it's a very easy hike from the trail head. The road up to the trail head is very steep. I would recommend a 4x4.

The falls were beautiful. The trail was pleasant with intermittent steep grades. I hiked this in late April and the falls were really flowing. Definitely worth doing.

Amazing! These falls are beautiful and really flowing at this time (late April). The hike is steep for most of the trail and is a good cardiac workout. Your efforts are well rewarded when you see the falls.

The road up to the trail head was a little narrow but I made it in a van. The walk was easy and we'll worth the view our son was able to even walk up. hope u enjoy it

This is a great trail. It mostly goes up though not like in the description in the top (up and half way there down) and it is a pretty steep. I'd say it's still pretty good for families with kids and dogs but I don't recommend it for older folks. The waterfalls are gorgeous especially in the spring after the rainfall and when the snow starts to melt but make sure to bring a sweater it gets pretty cold by the falls.

1 month ago