Brandy Creek Falls from Shasta Bally Road [CLOSED]

MODERATE 32 reviews

Brandy Creek Falls from Shasta Bally Road [CLOSED] is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Shasta, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 705 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

closed

Note: Due to the Carr Fire in 2018, trails on the south and west side of the recreation area are closed until further notice. This route traverses a portion of the Brandy Creek Trail, eventually reaching the falls. The Brandy Creek Trail is much longer than shown here, but if you're looking for a quick hike to the falls, this is your route!

closed
1 month ago

was so beautiful when I went. lots of cool Bridges and stone stairs and railings through the trees along the Creek. unfortunately a week later the Carr fire burned everything up. will take a while before reopening.

hiking
6 months ago

Such beauty around every corner. Definitely worth repeating. Kid friendly!

hiking
8 months ago

great trail. scenery galore.

11 months ago

We hiked this trail a couple of months ago, it was beautiful, with a nice waterfall. But sadly, right now with the Carr fire completely surrounding whiskeytown lake, I'm pretty sure this trail isn't going to be there anymore...

hiking
Monday, June 04, 2018

Lovely trail that is mostly shaded. Easy until you get to the waterfalls and then some scrambling required to reach the upper waterfalls.

trail running
Friday, June 01, 2018

Good for hill training, slow down for the slippery rocks around the upper Falls but otherwise a fun cruise with a beautiful series of waterfalls. Nicely shaded the whole way. Big tree down yesterday (seems recent, very green) between lower falls and upper falls that you can squeeze through/under.

hiking
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Great short day hike with amazing views and scenic waterfalls. Great for a swim as well.

hiking
Sunday, February 18, 2018

This hike is in the national recreation area, so be sure to pay your entrance fee. Drove my 2WD crossover up Berry Creek Road, which quickly became a one lane dirt/gravel road. It was a relatively easy drive. I ‘dropped a pin’ on Google Maps and guided myself to trailhead. There are a couple turns along the road. Once you get to the trailhead, you can’t drive any further. The trailhead has a single vault toilet and space for maybe 10 cars. It’s a gradual climb throughout the hike. There’s a couple minor runoff crossings and a couple bridges. A wooden bench is located near a spot where you can see the lower falls. The waterfalls are in a small canyon and are beautiful. Metal railings and chiseled steps guide hikers around the otherwise sketchy sections. We made it to the last waterfall and turned back. We brought single hiking poles which helped descend some of the steeper sections towards the end of the waterfalls. Great hike & beautiful destination.

trail running
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

#tenlegstosunset Going to try to make notes every hike. Yep, I list them as runs because the Relive app doesn’t like hikes... (if you haven’t downloaded Relive - it’s free - you should!) The days are very short in NorCal this time of year, and as a late afternoon crew (me, my dogs Murphy and Billy) find ourselves finishing in the dark all too often. A beautiful moon today. Saw only one family (including young mom w baby on backpack!) and no critters. Dogs wrrr confident and stayed close, even Billy ran out front. We didn’t need leashes tonight, but always always always have them. This hike, if you don’t know, is gorgeous and super easy... or challenging if you run it. 500 vertical gain to the falls and plenty of climbing and searching once you get there. It’s getting into winter, so he advised there will be slippery everything, especially when you get to last quarter Mile before the The falls. If you run this one at night, note above and since it’s nice and wide and daily well travelled, note that night time even w a light could offer some loose rock dangers. I just follow Murphy. Lights for all... knees a little achy and still dealing with a pinched nerve and weakness in my back and shoulder... Feels good to be alive: Rocking new U2 today and classic rock on 103.1 going down hill. First time driving new subaru on a dusty dirty mountain road! Yes!

walking
Monday, October 23, 2017

Peaceful quiet, dogwoods and trees turning colors, easy walk from the upper parking lot.

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