Spring Creek Trail

South Yuba River State Park, California

Elevation Gain137ft
Trailhead Elevation1,954ft
Elevation Min/Max1938/1982ft
Elevation Start/End1954/1954ft

Spring Creek Trail

Spring Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Nevada County, California. It is within South Yuba River State Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 1,954 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 137 feet. The Edwards Crossing attraction is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms.

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Hiking Waterfalls in Northern California (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"Enjoy a rustic path leading along a secluded stretch of the South Yuba River to these year-round falls. The path to the confluence of Spring Creek and the South Yuba River is as rough-and-tumble as the river that flows next to it. It’s generally easy, but the uneven footing, the narrowness, and the exposure demand concentration and nimbleness. It’s just plain fun. The waterfall itself is a short spill from the mouth of the Spring Creek drainage into the South Yuba. The friendliness of the falls, and the pool it splashes into, depends on how much water is flowing: If the flows are high, it’s best to sit on the rocky sidelines and watch, but if the flows are low, you can pick your way through the boulders down to the river and pool. Scrambling up alongside Spring Creek is also inviting, with the creek cascading through boulders in drops several feet high into smaller pools, all shaded by oaks and madrones." Read more

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Trail Information

South Yuba River State Park
Nearby City
South Yuba River State Park
South Yuba River State Park, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley, CA 95946; (530) 432-2546; www.parks.ca.gov
Local Contacts
USGS North Bloomfield CA; map in park brochure available online
Local Maps

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Dec 2018