Boulder Creek Falls Trail

Redding, California 96099

Boulder Creek Falls Trail

Boulder Creek Falls Trail Professional Review and Guide

"By late winter and early spring, the falls are at their most frothy white, and be prepared to get a little wet on the three stream crossings on the way to the falls. But in summer, when the temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees, cool, inviting Boulder Creek is a hiker’s delight, with many pools that teem with tiny rainbow trout and native sculpin, a small bottom-dwelling fish. If you’ve never had a backcountry experience with your pet, here’s the place to change that, all while being little more than 10 miles from the heart of Redding. Along the way to the falls are two seldom-used backcountry campsites, shaded in oak and pine forest, within the harmonious sounds of the creek rushing over granite boulders."

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"This hike leads, arguably, to the prettiest waterfall in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area: a spectacular 120-foot drop that changes its attitude with the changing seasons. Better still, the best vantage point of the falls is on a mossy granite slab across the ridge from where Boulder Creek begins its tumble to Whiskeytown Lake."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours or overnight
Year-round; streams might not be passable in early spring
1,350 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,250 feet
Top Elevation
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown Unit
Local Contacts
USGS French Gulch
Local Maps

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Oct 2018