Potem Falls Trail

Area Status: Open

Trails at Shasta Lake are open all year, but it is best to hike them in the spring and fall. Tips/ Suggestions: If you choose to hike these trails in the summer, be sure and take plenty of water. Summer heat is quite severe in this area and there is no drinking water available. Pets: Pets are allowed in the recreation areas unless posted. They must be on a leash when in a developed site.  Check for ticks.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Click link for current conditions
Fees: No fee
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: USDA - Forest Service: Shasta Lake Ranger Station, 14225 Holiday Road, Redding, Ca 96003, 530-275-

General Information

Directions: From I-5, take Highway 299 east 31 miles to Fenders Ferry Road (Road 27). Turn left and drive 9 miles to a pullout parking area on the left. There is a short, easy hike of 0.3 miles to the falls. *NOTE: Fenders Ferry road is a dirt road and a four-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle is recommended. Allow yourself about 1/2 hour to reach the turn out.


Day Hiking

Length of trail is 0.3 mile.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.3 mile