James K. Carr Trail (Whiskeytown Falls) - Hiking
Featuring steep inclines, meandering creeks, lush greenery, and gushing cascades, the James K. Carr Trail is a 3.4-mile trail, in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, that shouldn't be missed.
Destination Distance From Downtown
This is a steep trail, and there are some areas that have a slippery sediment which can be dangerous if you have trouble with your footing.
Time To Complete
This trail can be completed in as little as two hours, but due to the steepness of the trail it's a good idea to give yourself time to take breaks as needed to enjoy the hike.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Because of the sandy consistency of the trail, this can be a dangerous hike in the winter time. Temperatures near the falls are quite cold in the winter so if you do decide to brave this trail, wear appropriate attire. Summer temperatures in the area can get up to 115 degrees, so morning or afternoon hikes are recommended. 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.