When visiting the beautiful region of Northern California, there is nothing more relaxing than lacing on a pair of hiking boots and setting out on one of our area’s many hiking trails. While there are literally dozens of incredible trails to choose from, one that we can’t recommend enough is the Hedge Creek Falls trail. Although this hidden gem remains relatively unknown to most visitors, it holds many incredible sights and surprises that aren’t worth missing. Read on to learn everything you need to know about hiking Hedge Creek Falls!
Hedge Creek Falls is just one of the many hiking trails to discover in our area. Request your free copy of our Vacation Guide right now for a full list of our favorite local trails and other activities such as canoeing, kayaking, festivals, dining, and more.
Where to Find the Hedge Creek Falls Trail
While passing through Dunsmuir, get on I-5 heading north and take the Siskiyou Ave exit. Turn left, pass under the freeway, and immediately turn right onto Mott Road. You’ll find the parking lot on the right. If you’re heading south from Mount Shasta, take the Siskiyou Ave exit. Turn right and right again. The parking area is immediately on the right. The Hedge Creek Falls Trail begins at the small picnic area just across the road from the parking lot.
More About the Hedge Creek Falls Trail
Once you start down the trail, you’ll descend at a very moderate grade. As the trail proceeds, you’ll cross over a small stream and through lush forests. Soon, the sound of the falls will become audible. When you reach the falls, you’ll enjoy picture-perfect photo opportunities from several angles. Another unique feature of Hedge Creek Falls is the opportunity to walk behind the falling water. Here, you’ll find a cave of sorts that is also a popular destination for local rock climbers.
If you wish to continue your hike from here, the trail further descends into the canyon on the far side of the falls. This section of the trail traverses alongside Hedge Creek, meaning you’ll encounter several smaller waterfalls along the way. Just a short distance from the falls, there is an observation deck that overlooks the beautiful Sacramento River. There is also a swimming hole here that is ideal for taking a refreshing dip on a hot summer day.
During your journey on the Hedge Creek Falls trail, stay alert for poison ivy and slippery rocks! Being aware and safe will ensure everyone enjoys a fun and safe adventure.
More Beautiful Local Waterfalls
Hedge Creek Falls is just the beginning! Here are even more cascades near the Railroad Park Resort in Dunsmuir, CA that you won’t want to miss.
McCloud Falls: Open all-year-round, the trail to McCloud Falls is a 3.8-mile journey that you’ll never forget. The three-tiered waterfall borders the cool McCloud River and offers several swimming holes and scenery to admire.
Faery Falls: The beautiful Faery Falls is just one of the attractions one this trail. Many visitors also come to see the extraordinary ruins of Ney Springs Resort.
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Since 1968, the Railroad Park Resort has brought the glory days of train travel back to life. During your stay with us, you’ll enjoy unique accommodations in vintage train cabooses or the peaceful campground and RV park. Our Dining Car Restaurant is also one of the most interesting eateries in Dunsmuir and provides diners with exquisite menu options in a setting that is reminiscent of railroading. It’s everything you need and more for an unforgettable escape to northern California.
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