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Brandy Creek Falls

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Trinity Alps + Marble Mountain Wilderness, California

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  • The upper falls- Brandy Creek Falls
  • A view of the upper fall which is 25 ft tall- Brandy Creek Falls
  • The second falls again from the upper perspective - Brandy Creek Falls
  • the third section is also a nice place to take a dip in the crisp mountain water- Brandy Creek Falls
  • The large 100 plus foot cascade is the 4th section of this awesome waterfall - Brandy Creek Falls
  • The second fall from the main upper one a nice cascade over granite- Brandy Creek Falls
  • at the bench before you drop into the falls section- Brandy Creek Falls
  • on the trail - Brandy Creek Falls
  • - Brandy Creek Falls
  • - Brandy Creek Falls
  • Great spot to just relax- Brandy Creek Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great escape from the heat! Awesome set of falls. Very unique.
Cons: 
Busy. Uphill trail. Road is a bit rutted out.
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Region:
Trinity Alps + Marble Mountain Wilderness, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
2,500.00 ft (762.00 m)
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
3.00 mi (4.83 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
2,000.00 ft (609.60 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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One of the four wonderful waterfalls the Whiskeytown Recreation Area has to offer, this one may be the best one of them all! With a cool, crisp mountain hike through shade and forest, it offers a great get away for the day in summer here in Northern California. With multiple waterfall sections and five separate pools, Brandy Creek Falls offers an extremely unique waterfall experience.

It is a 25-foot straight drop to the pool from the top section of the falls, and from there a smaller cascade forms another nice drop in the the pool below that. From there the creek shoots down an almost 100-foot sloping cascade. While other falls in the area such as Boulder Creek Falls are wonderful, Brandy Creek Falls offers great views and a variety of falls all in one package. The trail offers viewpoints of every aspect of this set of falls, and it is well worth the 1.5-mile hike in. The trail itself is mostly uphill and will be a bit of a trek, but the hike in isn't overly difficult. Make sure to bring water and a nice lunch to enjoy at the falls themselves. There are several areas to enjoy the falls, whether from above, below or right on them.

 

 

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