Highway 299 near Interstate 5 northwest of Redding
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown, California 96095
Local Phone: (530) 246-1225
Partial closure due to Carr Fire: Crystal Creek Road, the Tower House Historic District, and all points on the south side of the lake from Whiskeytown Dam to Carr Powerhouse remain closed.
For more than 40 years, this 220-foot-tall cascade hidden deep in the forest was known only to a handful of loggers. Only recently a trail was built by the National Park Service to open the falls to the public. The trail is named for James K. Carr, one of Redding's native sons.
Leashed dogs allowed on trails. Over the years, dogs that have run freely off the trails have encountered mountain lions as well as suffered severe bouts of poison oak, notably on their noses and underbelly. Of course, this can then spread to us human types.
• Length: 3.4 miles round trip
• Difficulty: Moderate
• Leashed dogs allowed
The most important part of visiting Whiskeytown is that we need to practice responsible dog ownership. By following the leash requirements, picking up after your dog, not taking your dogs onto any of the four beach areas and being courteous to your fellow trail mates (other dog owners, hikers, bikers and equestrians), we will be able to protect our access to this wonderful national treasure.
Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints
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