Sandy beach
No
Cliff jumping
No
Hike-in Required
Yes
Sensitive Habitat
No
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Indian Creek Falls is an easily accessible waterfall and swimming area a short hike from the road in Plumas National Forest.

At just .3 miles round trip, the path to Indian Creek Falls Trail descends about 70 feet in elevation down an easy walking path. The path first comes to a point overlooking the falls with a bench and table. From here, a short walk down some old stone steps leads to the creekside, from where a quick scramble over some slick rocks leads to a view of the 20 foot tall falls right across the water.

Water levels and flow vary by season, and the boulders offering the best views of the falls can become very slippery.

There are no amenities of any kind at the falls or along the trail.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Spring
Fall

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy hike. Few crowds. Waterfall.

Cons

No amenities. Varying flows and water levels.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Historically significant
Waterfalls
Family friendly
Near lake or river
Picnic tables

Location

Nearby Adventures

Plumas National Forest, California
Plumas National Forest, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Plumas National Forest, California
Mount Lassen Volcanic Area, California
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, California

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