Indian Falls

EASY 10 reviews
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Indian Falls is a 0.7 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 and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles
104 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips




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!

1 month ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Private Property. Not good.

Thursday, September 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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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

Monday, February 08, 2016

This is actually called Indian falls. It was beautiful.

Thursday, February 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.