Hedge Creek Falls, Shasta County


What? : A very short 5 minute walk will take you to a 30 foot high waterfall and access to the Sacramento River.

This location is part of my "North California Waterfall Loop" road-trip suggestion.


Where? : The trail is located at the town of Dunsmuir, north of Redding on highway I5, exit 732. This is 6.6 miles south from Shasta, 7.7 miles north of Castle Crags State Park.

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When? : Year round.


Due note 1: The proximity to I-5 and the fact this is 20 minutes hike to the waterfall makes Hedge Creek Falls a very popular stopping point. Indeed, this is a good place to stop and stretch your leg from the long drive.


Due note 2: there is a small picnic area at the trailhead.


My thoughts: This is not a must visit location but if you have 30-60 minute to spare or you are looking for a short stop from your drive this can be the perfect location. Easy hike down the trail will take you to the waterfall, keep hiking down and you will reach the Sacramento River banks.


The visit:

Hedge Creek Falls is a waterfall on Hedge Creek, in the town of Dunsmuir, north of Redding on highway I5, exit 732.

From the parking lot located on the road, cross the street and head down the trail.

5-minute walk and few switchbacks and you will reach to the 30-foot-tall waterfall.

There is a small cove behind the waterfall, and the tail will take behind the falling water.

Shortly after the waterfall, the trail flows into the Sacramento River. Just before the last descend into the river gorge there is a viewing platform over the river. From here there is a fantastic view of Mount Shasta.

Overall, trail length from the parking lot to the river below and up is 0.7 mile.





  1. You have gave a good inpu the identity of hedge Creek falls is just as you say. 1 correction it is in siskiyou county not Shasta county. Just for the record

    1. thanks for the correction, unfortunately with blogger you can't change the name of the blog because this is also the URL


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