Dutch Creek and Johntown Falls

EASY 2 reviews

Dutch Creek and Johntown Falls is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Placerville, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
285 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

There are “no parking” signs near the trailhead. There’s a small turnout a few hundred feet passed the trailhead on the right that can fit 2 or 3 cars. Allow room for others to park if you’re the first there. Great, short, hike with kids (3, 4, 7). Trail was a little overgrown towards the beginning in the grass area. The water falls were pretty, but small and there’s a nice little swimming hole in the middle section of the falls. Noticed when we were leaving the falls section the the trail keeps going passed the falls, but my kids were done, so we didn’t explore further.

UPDATE
Apparently we didn’t make it all the way to the main falls, which are larger.

2 months ago

Very beautiful waterfalls, it is worth the hike up the hill.