Lower Peppermint Campgrounds

EASY 10 reviews
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Lower Peppermint Campgrounds is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles
52 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips





wild flowers

4 days ago

very beautiful place...they say kid friendly but its kind of scary because rocks are very slick...but do recommend going

30 days ago

This place was absolutely beautiful. My hometown is not far from here and there is a swimming hole there that the locals have been trashing lately. This place had minimal trash. Honestly about 3-4 pieces my trail mates and I picked up. The trail is nonexistent but once you get the the location that the cars are parked, the way to the creek is simple. Then follow it down to see the falls. It’s a scramble down the mountain/make your own path type of thing. Great on a hot summer day!

1 month ago

Trail? What trail? I asked in the camp and was told to follow the creek, That we did, through several beat down bandit camps with large fire rings and some trash left by those without wilderness ethics. Plenty of shade, We stayed on the south side of the creek and had no trouble locating the cascading pools above the main waterfall. Despite the lack of defined trail I still recommend this forest stroll for the beauty of the cool (cold!) sparkling and refreshing water. Be sure to supervise young children and wilderness novices around the slippery granite of the cascades. My dog even slid around and looked surprised when he needed help to get back on his feet. Didn't see any snakes, just birds and small trout.

11 months ago

This place was absolutely stunning. When we were here the falls were perfect. The water wasn't too strong, but the rocks are slippery at points. Some people like to remove clothing so keep your eyes out if you have kids! The top of the falls is beautiful and there are several pools to swim around in. Some deeper than others. You can see occasional trout in the streams and deeper pools. We just got home and we already want to go back.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Great little campground on a long dead-end road. Very isolated. There is a trail on the south side of the creek that leads to some waterfalls. The creek also tumbles down a series of granite basins that are great as swimming holes. Keep your eyes open though-- lots of rattlesnakes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Great little trail! Follow it all the way to Upper Peppermint with excellent fishing along the way! Super easy and appropriate for the whole family. Get there early in the summer because the creek dries up around the end of July.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I absolutely love this campground. I have some photos I will try to add later.

Nice gentle creek flowing through with trout to be caught. Follow the creek downhills to explore a stunning waterfall.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

This is a real nice campsite for taking the family out for good fun. There's trout swimming up and down the stream, from the bridge you can see schools of fish hanging out in the clear water. We saw some deer grazing the pastures from a distance. During the summer it was a little cool at night. There were some RVs parked at a few sites but no bigger than 16'. This campsite is close to a road but it's not a busy one.

2 months ago

Tuesday, May 30, 2017