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“Outstanding hike”
Review of Hedge Creek Falls

Hedge Creek Falls
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Dunsmuir
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very short hike down a gentle slope with only 1 switchback. Water is steady over the waterfall and you can continue hiking behind the falls and proceed to a overlook with a great view of lower Hedge Creek and Mount Shasta.

There used to be some confusion where the trailhead was but the city has done a great job in making it clearer for this most popular attraction. Both direction of I-5 now say "Hedge Creek falls" on the I 5 exit so you know which Dunsmuir Avenue exit to take. If by chance you are on a different Dunsmuir exit or are south of where you should be, simply proceed nothing on Dunsmuir as far north as you can, past Yaks, past the Cedar Lodge, past all homes until you reach the on ramp to I - 5. There should be a Castle Rock Spring Water works company on your left. Parking for the trail is across the street by a chain link fence and there are now signs posted so you know where to park. Cross the street to the signs and proceed to the falls.

It's worth it.


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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We totally passed this area and drove further down the road looking for it. We did not realize the little parking lot was right next to the freeway off-ramp. Pay close attention and you will see the sign for Hedge Creek Falls - keep to the right. After a short walk down the trail, you can hear the waterfall before you see it. It is a fun, little gem. there are wild boysenberries growing along the trail near the falls. Well worth turning around for.

Thank nanaof4321
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

There seems to be many "hidden falls" in this Mount Shasta area, and this one seems to be one of them but with easier access. Take the Dunmuir Ave exit off of I-5, and the parking lot is right there! If you are traveling southbound, take the exit, turn right immediately twice, and the parking lot is right there on your right. Park your car, and walk down for less than 10 minutes, and you will see the fall! If you see many cars parked, you might need to wait a while to take pictures from behind the fall.
A smaller but a beautiful fall!

Thank Chia2005
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

A Great Water Fall that has a short hike to see it !!!
Just a 6 min. hike and your there enjoying the cool water and a great view of the Falls you can even go behind the falls it's said Black Bart camped here before one of his holed ups.
Stay on the main Trail when you get to the Bench there is a short cut here don't use it it takes longer to get down to the trail below then just walking a little longer on the main Trail.

Enjoy !!!!

Thank Smithsgold
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Really nice waterfall that you can walk behind. There is a short trail starting from a small park right at the north-side freeway ramp for Dunsmuir (just up from Cedar Lodge). This hike is short on a well groomed trail, but has some altitude change. You can continue the hike down to the river for some more nice views. For the geologists, look at the rocks at the waterfall (and near the river) and you notice some nice columnar basalt.

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