Waterfalls, Old-growth Forests, Historic Landscapes While the primary focus for Whiskeytown visitors is water recreation the park also contains cool rugged canyons, forests, streams and waterfalls. What a perfect way to see abundant wildflowers in the spring, experience the glory of fall colors or catch a glimpse of the past as well as view wildlife in their natural habitat. Mountain trails along shaded corridors and eight year-round creeks offer a refreshing break from the summer's heat.
Whether hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding - the land surrounding Whiskeytown provides many opportunities for these activities.
For a listing of all of our trails click here. Individual trail guides are also available (see below) or at the Visitor Center. Check with the Visitor Center for current trail conditions.
Summers can be hot and dry. Consider hiking in the early morning to avoid the heat of the day.
Winters can be cold, with possible snow and/or ice. Always be prepared for changing weather conditions and stay on established trails.
Boulder Creek Falls (via South Shore Drive)
Moderate to Difficult Hikes
Proper equipment, good conditioning, and a
Did You Know?
The tailed frog (Ascahphus truel) tadpoles have 10 - 16 rows of teeth? These teeth help tadpoles stick to rocks in the fast moving streams that they live in.