Activities planned at Whiskeytown Park this fall – Red Bluff Daily News


This fall, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will offer a series of ranger-led hikes on Saturday mornings. In addition to providing visitors with the opportunity for healthy exercise and outdoor socializing, these hikes allow the public to familiarize themselves with specific aspects of the park.

The hikes are approximately two miles long and the schedule is as follows.

BARK in the Park Hike: Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trail Saturday, 10-11 a.m., Oct. 29. Meet at the trailhead across from the Oak Bottom Campground store. Bring your dog and learn all about proper pet etiquette in the park. At the end of the program and at the end of a small workbook, you and your faithful companion will become the official Rangers of Whiskeytown BARK.

Boulder Creek Falls hike: 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 5. Meet at the top of Mill Creek Road, above Judge Francis Carr Powerhouse. Explore post-fire ecology on the way to the park’s most recently reopened waterfall.

Crystal Creek Water Ditch Hike: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 12. Meet at the trailhead on Crystal Creek Road near State Route 299W. Explore the industrial stories of California’s Gold Rush while walking along the park’s historic water moat.

BARK in the Park Hike: Crystal Creek Falls 10am-11am Saturday November 19th. Meet at the trailhead up Crystal Creek Road. Join a ranger on this wheelchair accessible trail. Bring your dog and learn all about proper dog etiquette in the park. Upon completion of the program and completion of a short workbook, you and your pets will become the official Whiskeytown BARK Rangers.

The public is reminded that entry passes are required to attend ranger-led hikes and recreate in the park; passes can be purchased at the Visitor Center. Dogs are welcome on the hikes and must be kept on a leash; pick up after your pet.

For more information about this series of ranger-led hikes, call Scott Einberger at (530) 242-3450 or email [email protected]

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Richard V. Johnson