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Discover Northern California Waterfalls

There are dozens of beautiful waterfalls dotting the Northern California landscape and many can be accessed on one single loop drive from Redding to Burney, north to Mt. Shasta, and back to Redding. Whiskeytown National Recreation area west of Redding is also home to many of the waterfalls listed here. Whether you spend a day or an entire weekend exploring the waterfalls surrounding Redding, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, take along a light jacket, don't forget your camera, and always remember to tread lightly!

Make sure to explore these 9 Famously Redding icons on your trip to Redding
We know how traveling to another city can be overwhelming. What is there to see? What should you see? Where to go? All questions that race through your mind when traveling. To help you out, the Visit Redding team put…
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Take the Redding Adventure Challenge
Let's break away from the norm and try a new adventure. Or how about 14? With the Adventure Challenge -- Redding edition, we'll do all of the work for you on coming up with an adventure. All you have to…
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10 Things to do for $10 or less when visiting Redding
Let’s face it, when we travel, we want to enjoy attractions and things to do wherever it is that we go. But sometimes we want to stretch our dollars as far as we can. Luckily for you, Redding has plenty…
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Hiking to Kings Creek Falls in Lassen Volcanic National Park
King’s Creek Falls is a 40-foot waterfall located in the middle of Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail is moderate, which makes it a perfect adventure for the casual hiker, or a nice add on to the nearby Lassen Peak…
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Redding -- your perfect getaway for hiking adventures and an outdoor vacation
In Redding, located in the heart of UpState CA, you'll find an endless outdoor adventure playground perfect for all ages and interests. Hiking is one of the activities we do best around here with more than 225 miles of trails…
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10 Amazing Waterfalls to See in Northern California
An international outdoor destination ringed by the Southern Cascades to the east and the much smaller range of the Trinity Alps to the west, Redding is a hotspot for waterfall chasers. It’s an area with both short and long winding…
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10 Awesome National & State Park Day Trips Worth Taking from Redding
Wild, uncrowded, and memorable—these are the defining features of the far Northern California outdoors. The expanse of public lands around the town of Redding features an endless lineup of outdoor adventures, from fly fishing to summit bagging to scenic driving.…
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How to Plan a Perfect Couples Getaway in Redding
Whether your perfect date includes stargazing in a national park, watching the sunset over a vineyard, or enjoying a night on the town, you can find it in Redding, California, a fantastic place to spend time with your special someone.…
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The 11 Best Hikes in Northern California
It’s no secret that California is home to some of the best hiking in the country, especially in the northern part of the state. With a lifetime’s worth of hiking opportunities, the tough part can be zeroing in on one…
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8 Fun Winter Activities for the Whole Family in Redding, CA
Redding, California, sits in the backyard of some of Northern California’s best outdoor recreation and wilderness, from majestic Mt. Shasta to lesser-known gems amid the Siskiyou and Cascade ranges. Redding makes for a great home base for outdoor adventure in…
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Top 7 Attractions You Want to Cross off Your Bucket List in Redding, CA
Burney Falls. Photo courtesy of @jermverde on InstagramSteeped in state history and beset by the Sacramento River, Redding has since 1844 existed as the deserving home of satisfied locals. Since first inhabited by Wintu Native Americans, Redding has plays host…
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Exploring the Undiscovered Gems of UpState CA With Redding as Your Home Base
Redding, California, makes the ideal jumping-off point to explore the region, providing easy access to the outdoors so you can enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. Likewise, getting to Redding couldn’t be any easier, as I-5 runs right through…
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6 Can't-Miss Outdoor Experiences That You Can Only Have in Redding, California
Located just three and a half hours from the Bay Area, Redding is an excellent place for visitors to get a good night’s rest before exploring all the region has to offer during the day. Right off I-5 with easy…
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The Ultimate Guide to Lake & Water Life in Redding
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Explore Waterfalls in Every Direction from Redding
Editor's note: Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend 2019.Head in any direction from Redding and you are bound to run into one of the many breathtaking waterfalls we have here in Northern California. Some are…
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5 Waterfalls in a Day: Redding's Waterfall Loop
Redding boasts some of the most premier outdoor opportunities of any city that I have ever been to. There is so much to do and see in every direction. One of my favorite day trips in the area is a…
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6 Amazing waterfalls just outside of Redding
Redding, California, was made for exploring. With hiking trails, fishing holes, and mountain peaks for days, this isn’t a place where you stay cooped up inside. That’s why Expedia.com turned to Visit Redding to encourage you to get outside and…
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Why Redding, California Is the Family Getaway You Didn't Know You Needed
If you think you know California, but haven’t visited the northern Shasta Cascade region, also known as UpStateCA, you’re missing out on some of the best outdoor recreation and natural beauty the Golden State has to offer. Situated in the…
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Ash Creek Falls
Ash Creek Falls is known for being one of the tallest in the Mt. Shasta area at a single drop of 290 feet. The falls must be viewed from afar due to the canyon terraine and is best for viewing during summer months when glacier runoff is greatest. This waterfall… More Information
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McCloud , CA
Battle Creek Falls
At 16 feet tall and varying in width throughout the year, Battle Creek Falls has a unique look due to the array of bedrock that shapes the waterfall ledge. Adjacent to its base is an interesting old powerhouse. This waterfall is easily accessible by trail and road. More Information
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Mineral, CA
Beatson Falls
In the unique terrain of Table Mountain, you will find Beaston Falls in a narrow canyon in Beaston Hollow. The best time to enjoy this waterfall is from December through April. More Information
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Oroville , CA
Bluff Falls
This waterfall is noticeable only to those who are looking closely and is most visible during the peak of the snow melt season. A stream down a dark cliff comes from an old quarry site that is overgrown with local vegitation which obscures the waterfall. Find it by looking to… More Information
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Lassen Volcanic National Park , CA
Burstarse Falls
This waterfall makes it's appearance every year in late winter and early spring. It's source is a small granite basin where Burstarse Creek drains. This waterfall is moderately accessible. More Information
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Dunsmuir, CA
Camp Creek Falls
Camp Creek Falls can be reached by driving and is a sight to see, with many tiers equaling 200 feet of waterfall. Be sure to have a high clearance vehicle and get ready for a rough ride to see this worthwile waterfall. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Chambers Creek Falls
Chambers Creek Falls offers a great photo opportunity with two levels of beautiful uniformity. The waterfall is surrounded by greenery and magnificent rocks on either side. At the base lies a large pool for swimming. Further downstream, past the pool are dainty waterfalls/rapids and if you're not afraid to get… More Information
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Oroville, CA
Coon Falls
Coon Falls on North Table Mountain is a sight to see when you can see it. Because of a small drainage basin, it is most visible after a good rain storm which is a great time to see little waterfalls all over the mesa. This waterfall is easily accessible. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Crevice (Crack) Falls
The sight of Crevice Falls at Table Mountain is absolutely breathtaking with the best views at the edge of the cliffs. The waterfall is almost hidden as it drops through a huge crack and down 129 feet to the canyon floor. There is another waterfall near Crevice Falls that doesn't… More Information
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Oroville, CA
Curtain Falls
Due to its isolated canyon location, this waterfall has yet to be measured and is said to be anywhere from 20 to 40 feet tall. The waterfall creates a veil along the Middle Fork of the Feather River. This waterfall is strenuously accessible. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Deadhorse Falls
Deadhorse Falls is a hidden jewel in Lassen National Forest. This very beautiful waterfall drops 60 ft. on small Deadhorse Creek, into a deep and pretty little gorge. More Information
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Mineral, CA
Deer Creek Falls
This short and powerful waterfall ascends 18 feet to a punchbowl water hole at it's base. Visible throughout the year, this waterfall is bypassed by a fish ladder which diverts from the waterfall and is noticeably reduced in late summer. Deer Creek Falls provides a great opportunity for swimming… More Information
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Chester, CA
Faery Falls
Faery Falls cascades 41 feet down a rock face with a small pool and rocky creek at it's base. This waterfall is most interesting to visit at it's peak volume in spring with a great mist and swift stream. This waterfall is easily accessible. More Information
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Mt. Shasta, CA
Feather Falls
As one of the tallest waterfalls in the United States this is the most well known of California's waterfalls at a drop of 410 feet into a branch of bald Rock Canyon along the Middle Ford of the Feather River where it bursts over a small lip of rock at… More Information
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Oroville, CA
Flag Falls
Flag Falls is often mistaken for Phantom Falls, due to their similar look. Enjoy the view from the cliff with a crumbling slope to the canyon floor where trees thrive from the water source. This waterfall is moderately accessible. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Hall Creek Falls
Hall Creek Falls travels down a unique landscape of smooth rocks, almost like a giant waterslide. The waterfall begins with a 40 foot drop to the mountainside, where it curves back and forth down the mountain with small pools along its decent. This waterfall is strenuously accessible. More Information
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Montgomery Creek, CA
Hedge Creek Falls
Hedge Creek Falls is a waterfall on Hedge Creek, in Dunsmuir, due north of Redding. There is a small cave located behind the waterfall, allowing visitors to walk behind the cascading water. Shortly after the waterfall, hedge creek flows into the Sacramento River south of Mossbrae Falls. There is a… More Information
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Dunsmuir, CA
Hidden Falls
Hidden Falls can be found on Table Mountain, just outside of Oroville and southeast of Redding. This tiered waterfall is hard to capture, due to cliffs and sharp angles, but the main drop is about 70 ft of falling water, and is worth the find. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Hollow Falls
Hollow Falls is one of the shorter falls on Table Mountain with a powerful heavy stream down a gradual slope where the waterfall has cut into the rock face. The base of the waterfall is easily accessible by GPS coordinates and you will find an interesting view. More Information
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Oroville, CA
Johnson Creek Falls
Johnson Creek Falls in Etna is a mile hike through rough terrain to this mossey waterfall. It is all of 118 feet with very different views from top and bottom. Johnson Creek Falls is on privately owned land so the sharing landowner is very much appreciated. This waterfall is strenuously… More Information
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Etna, CA
Kickapoo Falls
Kickapoo Falls is a very unique waterfall that cascades down a jagged cliff face, making for water flowing in different directions all the way to the base. It begins as a small stream and splays out over the rocks, getting wider on the way down. This waterfall is easily accessible… More Information
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Trinity Center, CA
Kings Creek Falls
Kings Creek Falls is a great place for a photo opportunity as it is visually diverse with a fountain type look. All of its 46 feet cascade in different directions due to the protruding rocks behind. This waterfall is most visually stimulating during summer months when volume is less, allowing… More Information
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Lassen Volcanic National Park , CA
Kinner Falls
Kinner Falls is a narrow waterfall of 139 feet, twisting around rocks on it's way down the canyon wall. It flows directly into Pit River with sprinkles of greener vegitation along either side. This waterfall is easily accessible. More Information
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Big Bend, CA
Lion Slide Falls
Lion Slide Falls is easily accessible by a cozy trail a short distance from Big Bend Road. A powerfully wide cascade has created a deep pool at the base before the river continues over a makeshift rock dam and through many smooth boulders that are great for lounging. Down the… More Information
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Montgomery Creek, CA
Lion Wash Falls
Lion Wash Falls is 14 feet of water falling in all directions, creating a very interesting look. The wide and shallow river drops off a cliff with a few different levels before coming to a large pool at the base. The waterfall is not visible from the easily accessible trail… More Information
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Montgomery Creek , CA

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