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bugs
over grown
3 days ago

Entrance fee. Dull, monotone hike. Every turn is the same as the last and you spent a lot of time pushing away overgrown brushes and tall grasses. The view of the lake is covered by burned or dried up trees which sums up everything you’ll see. I’ve never been so disappointed by a hike like this one. Btw even if you go early in the morning you’ll get cooked alive with the sun.

Great hike! Near the streams and you can hear frogs croaking! There is a small waterfall area, very pretty. A ton of wild flowers. Hike is 3.1 miles around the loop though.

hiking
bugs
over grown
8 days ago

Trail has amazing views surrounding the lake on a beautiful day! Overgrown right now however trail is still visible.. You see a lot of the fire damage :-( but still a good hike. Great for begginners

hiking
13 days ago

We ended up parking about 5mins away from the trail because eventually the road is blocked off but it doesn’t take long to get to. The trail itself is very doable. There’s a random log in the way at one point but easy to climb under. We ended up taking the road back to make it loop otherwise it ends at another starting point and you can turn around and go back. Pretty view as you’re walking. And there’s a spot that goes to the lake which would be perfect for a lunch/snack break if you wanted.

Great hike. Good trail for dogs. Wild flowers are plentiful right now. Trail a bit rough in some areas- wear good shoes. Well marked.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

If you’re thinking about going soon, go!! The flowers are absolutely breathtaking

Great hike! Beautiful views and wild flowers sprinkled everywhere!

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

So many wildflowers right now! Lots of shade and greenery! Should’ve brought bug spray though!

walking
1 month ago

April 27, 2020 On the National Park Service website this is Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trail and it is open. Lovely flat dirt trail that snakes along the water's edge. 4 stars because you can hear, and sometimes see, the highway the whole time. The poison oak was avoidable today, but may encroach the trail soon.

April 8, 2020. Several small creeks crossed path, but easily avoided. Due to burned trees there were clear views of Shasta Bally, Little Bally, Kanaka Peak, Mule Mountain, and Whiskeytown Lake.

hiking
blowdown
3 months ago

About five logs to step over on trail, but completely doable. Due to fire, the views of the lake and dam are great. Forgot to pause my recording at the end of the hike. We did NOT go 19 miles!

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail to hike, did have lots of branches down though.

running
3 months ago

some brush and trees in the way, but overall still a great trail run!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Great trail! There were some downed trees but nothing you cant hop or go around. I loved the creaks that ran through beautiful rock formations. absolutely beautiful even in the burn scar.

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of downed tree limbs across trail.

hiking
5 months ago

A few trees are down from snow, so watch your step, but the scenery is enjoyable. The mine is pleasant, just don’t get too close.

on Davis Gulch Trail

hiking
blowdown
icy
5 months ago

Nice views from the trail, but some trees are down from the recent snow. Overall, a pretty hike!

Trees are down and trail is rocky for feet , but beautiful zigzag waterfall and mine shafts to pass as you hike.

hiking
over grown
rocky
5 months ago

We did it counterclockwise (starting to the right of the parking lot). As it was mentioned before, the first 1/3 of the trail is not very exciting (desolation after the fire) and there are two dozen fallen trees blocking it. It is only when one reaches the Mount Shasta mine that the surroundings become more lush and the little creeks bring more life to the trail (even though we didn’t see a single sign of wildlife). In the second half of the trail, the terrain becomes steeper.. Ah, by the way, we're used to paying $10 for parking (daily) in most state parks in California, but Whiskeytown charges $25 per week (there's no daily pass), which was a bummer. It’s still an interesting hike

hiking
no shade
rocky
6 months ago

Overall good trail for me and my dog. Not a great trail for running, very rocky. There were a few downed trees blocking the trail, but easy to get around.

hiking
no shade
rocky
7 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful views even after the CARR Fire. Found lots of old cans and pieces of old homes now that the foliage has all been cleared out. There's a cool old miners camp site and dump site. the mines were full of water too. The trail goes behind the Whiskeytown Cemetery as well.

Be careful if you have a dog. no shade. had to carry my guy on my shoulders the ground was so hot, he threw up due to the heat. pretty views.

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