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Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Northern California’s Waterfalls

Northern California is a spectacular place for a lot of things, but when it comes to road trips and waterfalls, there’s no other place that can top it. Here’s what happens when you put two and two together: A waterfall road trip! In just about 4 hours of driving time, you can explore 9 different falls. Add in a few hours here and there for walking to the falls, stopping for breakfast and lunch, and you’ll have a grand old time on this trip!

10. Lion Slide Falls

You’ll love stopping by Lion Slide Falls as you make your way back to I-5 and on home. It’s another popular spot both for swimming and cliff jumping. The falls are divided right in the middle by a massive dead tree trunk which serves as a fun staircase that you can climb up and jump in all over again.

11. Montgomery Creek Falls

Montgomery Creek Falls is another one with multiple tiers. The bigger, lower tier is located right under the bridge below Montgomery Creek Road, so you don’t even have to get out of the car to sneak a peak! The upper is immediately upstream of the bridge. This is the last waterfall on this itinerary. From here, you are welcome to find a place to camp for the night near Shasta Lake, get a hotel room in Redding, or drive home for the evening: What ever floats your boat and fits with your travel plans!

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Jill S.
Jill is a freelance writer from a small Northern California town and lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have an idea for an Only In Northern California story, email her at jsanford@onlyinyourstate.com.