Crystal Creek Falls

Crystalcreekfalls2Crystal Creek Falls is a 50 foot waterfall off CA Highway 299, in the Whiskeytown Lake area.  Even though we are now in August when the snow melt is waning, the falls are spectacular.  I cannot wait to return either for the fun swim-holes or picnic opportunities.  There are two reasons why we picked this place:  it was on the list of "easy" hikes, and it was only a few minutes out of Redding.

The picture, from left to right, is my daughter Emilie, Eileen my mother-in-law, and Anthony my nephew.  What a refreshing morning we had together!  Yes, the water is cold.  After all, it is melted snow.  A return in late spring makes this place thunderous, from what I am told.  I can’t wait.  Of course, there are many falls yet to check out within an hour of Redding.

Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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