Potem Falls Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Potem Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Montgomery Creek, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Potem Falls is a stunning waterfall. It is narrow at the top and fans out at the bottom as it plunges 69 ft. off a cliff into the Pit River arm of Lake Shasta

8 days ago

Great waterfall, I went on a Sunday and it got pretty crowded. Hiked with my kids (6 and 4) and my mom (70). We had a blast. The path is narrow and steep but fine if you go slow.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful Falls! It has a very private feel to it. Water is chilly but felt great on a hot summer day. Dog and kid friendly.

1 month ago

This is one of the most beautiful falls. The hike was super easy and I packed in my little one. The long part was the drive off the 299. It turns into a single lane dirt road. Watch your Google maps or you may miss it.

2 months ago

Super easy hike. Huge waterfall.

I like hitting Potem, Hatchet and Burney Falls all in the same day.

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

my favorite!!

3 months ago

Short hike to a beautiful waterfall.

5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

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

9 months ago

Awesome spot to hang out and swim! not much of a hike because its just a zig-zag trail to the falls going down the side of the hill. you have to drive here unless you live nearby. too much traffic in the summer. used to be a local hang out that has been posted too many times so there is a lot of outsiders visiting; meaning dont be upset that the locals are upset with you!

hiking
10 months ago

Very short but sweet hike. The water fall is so beautiful. It is very hard to see the trail head from the road so be careful not to pass it!!

Saturday, July 09, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It is great! Always a good spot! Water is so cold lol

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Awesome spot!

hiking
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Potem Falls is SO great... it warranted a return trip! We enjoyed the rope swing, jumping off the rocks into the water, and this time around ... extended swims. Kids thought it was TERRIFIC! And, well, so did the adults! It's a place we will definitely return to again. ;-)

Monday, July 06, 2015

hiking
Friday, May 30, 2014

Not much of a hike, but It was an awesome place. Definitely a place to go cool off during the summer. We were here during the winter and it was significantly cooler down in the canyon. My dog loved this swimming hole and I will be sure to go back and try the rope swing as soon as possible.