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Brandy Creek Falls Trail, CA

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Distance Round Trip 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,978 feet
Elevation Gain 600 feet
Accumulated Gain 800 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 7
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Author lojones5
author avatar Guides 23
Routes 164
Photos 548
Trips 105 map ( 532 miles )
Age 28 Male Gender
Location Broomfield, CO
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, May, Mar → Any
Seasons   Spring
Sun  6:00am - 6:04pm
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If you are looking for a shorter yet very rewarding hike, embark on the Brandy Creek Falls trail near Whiskeytown Lake. You'll be at the falls before you know it, and want to spend plenty of time exploring the many smaller falls as well as the larger Upper Brandy Creek Falls. There are several pools as well, one at the bottom of most of the falls. As well as small pool right near the edge above the largest waterfall, for those brave enough to bear both the height--and the cold water. There are plenty of rocks and boulders to explored the creek between the falls, you can get as close as you like to the rapids.

The road to the trailhead is a one-way dirt road that is occasionally steep or narrow, be careful about oncoming cars. Most cars will be fine driving on the dirt road slowly; I saw a car and minivan at the trailhead.

The base rock of Brandy Creek is Copley Greenstone, primarily basalt formed by shallow underwater volcanism about 400 million years ago.

The hike is uphill most of the way; the trail is usually wide and great for groups. There are a few bridges to cross and once the falls are reached, there are some railings for more slippery areas.

Water Sources
Brandy Creek

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2016-10-08 lojones5
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    Starting at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center, drive south on Kennedy Memorial Drive towards Whiskeytown Dam. At the fork in the road, go to the right and cross over the dam. The paved road winds around the lake to the Brandy Creek Beach area. Turn left onto Brandy Creek Road, which will quickly become a good dirt road. Drive approximately 2.5 miles towards Sheep Camp. Along the way, you will see several signs on the right that say “Brandy Creek Trail”; do not stop at these sections of the trail along the lower portions of the creek. Keep driving until you reach the trailhead marked on the Official Route on the hikearizona Description page. There will be a parking lot with a bathroom at the trailhead.
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