Montgomery Creek - Hatchet Creek FallsBig Bend Road
Montgomery Creek, California 96065
Hatchet Creek Falls has it all; a beautiful waterfall, cliff diving, a great swimming hole and places to relax. Located roughly forty-five mintues east of Redding, climb up the log that leans against the waterfall and jump into the water from the log or the rocks at the top, a unique feature of this particular waterfall.
Whether you come to Hatchet Creek Falls to swim and play or to relax and enjoy its beauty, a trip out to Montgomery Creek to visit the falls is worth it.
How to get there:
From Highway 299, just east of Montgomery Creek, take Big Bend Road north. Right before you cross Hatchet Creek, there will be a parking lot on your right. The trail is on the right side of the parking lot and will lead you up to the falls.
The trail is short can be difficult for some. Good shoes will go a long way in getting there safely.
Other things to do in the area:
The incredible Burney Falls are just east of Hatchet Creek. A visit to the Hat Creek Radio Observatory is a pretty unique experience and if you're continue east on Highway 299, stop by Fall River Lake or visit Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park.