School and Youth Group Hikes Offered
Contact: Clinton Kane, 530-242-3451
The National Park Service is offering free guided hikes to Whiskeytown Falls for school or youth groups during the month of April and May in preparation for Waterfall Week which will start Sunday, April 20.
“Waterfall Week” encourages families, friends and children to get outside, enjoy nature’s beauty and get some good exercise in the process. “The warming spring season is a great time of year for everyone, especially our youth, to appreciate the wonders of nature especially now when the melting snow causes the waterfalls to generate their maximum flow of cascading water,” said Superintendent Jim Milestone. “School and other youth groups have a unique opportunity to join a ranger on a guided hike to a very special place where the combined power of gravity and water creates a spectacular waterfall of rushing white water thundering down the steep cliffs,” continued Milestone.
The hike to the falls will last about 3 hours and can be scheduled for the morning or afternoon. The 1.7 mile hike to Whiskeytown Falls is considered moderately strenuous with several steep climbs, drop-offs and narrow footing. Sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. Students should dress appropriately and be prepared for changes in temperature as they climb to an elevation of 3200 feet. Bring drinking water, snacks and consider bringing a hat, gloves, camera, and binoculars.
For more information and to schedule a school or youth group tour please call Clinton Kane at 242-3451.
Did You Know?
Shasta Bally is the highest point in Whiskeytown at 6199 feet. Snow can usually still be seen through June.