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Chasing Waterfalls in UpState CA!

There are dozens of beautiful waterfalls dotting the Northern California landscape. Whether you spend a day or an entire weekend exploring the waterfalls of UpState CA, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, take along a light jacket, don't forget your camera, and always remember to tread lightly!

Chasing Waterfalls in UpState CA
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Montgomery Creek, CA 96065
Potem Falls is accessible from highway 299-East heading toward Burney, take a left on Fenders Ferry Road to the trailhead. The fall is also accessible by boat by taking the Pit River arm on Shasta Lake. There is a 9 mile dirt road that leads to the pull out for Potem Falls.  It is a fairly steep and difficult trail to get to the fall.  There is a small rope swing, and a beach.  
Shasta County
Burney, CA 96013
Rock Creek Falls is a very picturesque fall near Burney Falls State Park and Lake Britton.  Rock Creek lives up to its name as the creek meanders through huge rock walls.  The Pacific Crest Trail crosses over Rock Creek and has a beautiful, but small, bridge for the hikers and photographers alike. 
Shasta County
Castle Crags State Park, CA 0
(530) 235- 2684
Root Creek Falls is a highlight of Castle Crags State park, spilling 500+ feet over the granite Castle Dome. Access the falls off of Root Creek Trail.
Shasta County
Near Fort Jones, CA 96032
Shackleford Falls is a very easy going waterfall that travels down a sloping hill with pools throughout. The trail crosses three parts of the creek, so plan to get wet or go before the rainy season. This waterfall is easily accessible by a short, but somewhat steep trail.
Siskiyou County
Sweetbriar , CA 96017
This waterfall displays a beautiful array of white water cascading over boulders and is visible from the bridge by the railroad tracks on the Sweetbrier exit off Interstate 5. Very easy access, and a great place for a quick stop off of the freeway.
Shasta County
Klamath National Forest, CA 0
This waterfall is one of two on this creek and is four times the size of the Kings Creek Falls. The Cascades begin at a meadow and fall down several small ledges to a drop of 53 feet. The water then picks up speed to slide down a steep hillside of 109 feet. Finally The Cascade drops 36 feet to its base. This waterfall is easily accessible.
Siskiyou County
Junction City , CA 0
This small waterfall begins the series of three on Canyon Creek and leads you downstream to Lower Canyon Creek Falls. This waterfall is moderately accessible.
Trinity County
Mccloud, CA 0
While not as scenic as the middle waterfall, this upper waterfall exceeds in height. The swift river escapes a narrow gorge to crash down small steps to a beautiful pool at its base, where an aquamarine pool will catch your attention. This waterfall is easily accessible by trail.
Siskiyou County
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
This magnificent waterfall is the tallest in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area at a towering 220 feet. It was re-discovered in 2004 after being kept secret since 1967. This usually misty trail offers a change in climate which invites unique plants and animals. This trail connects to the Mill Creek Trail.  A map of the trail to Whiskeytown Falls is available at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center.Driving Time: 35 mins / 21.22 miles from ReddingDistance: 1.7 miles…
Shasta County
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has four major waterfall hikes with trails accessible year around - Brandy Creek Falls, Boulder Creek Falls, Crystal Creek Falls, and Whiskeytown Falls. The waterfalls are bursting with runoff from snow melt in the springtime. A summer hike to the falls provides a cool misty break from the warm summer days in the valley. Fall is a spectacular time to walk as the leaves change and become vibrant in color. If…
Shasta County
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