Brandy Creek Falls - Hiking
One of four waterfalls featured in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the well-maintained Brandy Creek Falls Trail rewards hikers with crystal clear cascades, charming bridges, and several swimming holes.
You can do the 3.6 mile out-and-back trail from the trailhead parking lot or you can start from the beginning of Brandy Creek Trail and complete the full 7.4 miles.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This trail is a steady climb to the falls and rocky the majority of the way. When you get to the Upper Falls, the path becomes muddy and extremely slick. There is a small amount of rock scrambling towards the end even with the support of the metal railings driven into the boulders.
Time To Complete
Spring, Summer, and Fall
The trail is wet and muddy during the winter. The temperatures can get into the high 90s and low 100s during the summer, so be sure to bring lots of water.
On Leash Only
A pass is required. You can purchase a $10 weekly pass or, if you live in the area or plan to visit often, you can purchase an annual pass for $40. The annual pass is also valid at Lassen Volcanic National Park just an hour away. Day-use passes are not available. U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over can purchase a lifetime pass for $10.