Indian Falls is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent Mills, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

Take the short, steep nature trail down to Indian Creek to view the falls. Trail is a bit rocky and leaves on the ground can make it very slippery, so watch footing. Signs along the trail identify native trees. There is also a small 'beach' and swimming hole, great for a summer dip!

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7 months ago

we parked then walked the trail down to the waterfall and that was a very short walk so we decided to hike up the rocks. the rocks are very sharp and it can be dangerous if your not wearing the proper rock climbing shoes.

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11 months ago

great location. awesome info on the tribe

Mon Aug 20 2018

Beautiful area to go swimming in and falls are a great touch.

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Wed Jun 13 2018

Not much of a hike but an awesome swimming hole!

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Sat Apr 28 2018

Short easy hike to a cool swim spot

Sun Apr 01 2018

Powerful. The directions did not take us to the exact location. One more road away. SO many wild flowers.

Thu Dec 28 2017

there's a big rock for someone's house a bit to the right of the parking area. there is also a wood barrier with a "private property" sign attached to it blocking the help road. look to the left and you'll see a trail. there's a 3 foot burm (hump) at the start of the trail. Just follow it down to the river. frost covered rock and a little moss covered area are interesting.

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Sun Jun 18 2017

There's a nice railing on the last descent of the trail, making it easier to balance on the way down. The waterfall was running beautifully. The water was brisk, but not too cold. There's a few trail signs identifying trees and plants.

Mon Jun 05 2017

June 4th: i have never seen so much water at this location. The water temp is brisk, but you get used to it. The current is fast and poor swimmers should not try to swim across to the jumping rocks. Otherwise, it is wonderful to see so much water.

Fri May 19 2017

Recommend this trail for the beauty and creation of IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED.......

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Sat Apr 08 2017

Born and raised in Plumas County, I can tell you for sure this is a great trail and NOT on private property. 2017 is one of the best years to view the falls due to maximum flow in Indian Creek! Please respect this place and pack out your trash, etc. Thanks!

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Wed Nov 16 2016

Private Property. Not good.

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Thu Sep 15 2016

Beautiful little hike, somewhat steep but short. Lots of people bring dogs so a leash is necessary. Great swimming hole in the summer, but quite popular. No facilities, so plan ahead.... And plan to pack out any trash you bring in as well.

Tue May 31 2016

An easy hike, short and a little steep. The waterfalls are quite nice!

Mon Feb 08 2016

This is actually called Indian falls. It was beautiful.

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Thu Feb 05 2015

We did this a few years ago. It is a very nice area and easy trail. You can get very close to it in a vehicle and then it is just a short walk.

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