The creek wound away from the trail and I hiked following a wide trail/road. In the heat of the day, sweating profusely, I noticed there wasn't much shade and virtually nowhere to sit for rest but he ground. The trail turned to the right, crossed a small creek with a gate to pass through, then remains in full sun heading uphill.
The falls are also know as Dry Creek Falls, Beale Falls, and Shingle Falls.
- From Highway 80, go north on Highway 65 into the town of Lincoln, California, and make a right at the stoplight at Highway 193.
- Turn left at the next stoplight onto East Street.
- After several blocks, make a right where the street ends at a school.
- At the next stop, make a left onto McCourtney Road.
- Follow it until you come to Camp Far West Reservoir and cross the one lane trestle bridge. Just after the bridge turn right onto Camp Far West Road.
- Soon it becomes a dirt road and goes north away from the lake.
- In about 4 miles you come to a T-junction at Spenceville Road and turn right.
- Drive about 2 miles to parking and the trailhead at the end of this road.
* You can find out more about this area and hike in the book Northern California Waterfalls by Ann Marie Brown, The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada by John Muir Laws, and Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California printed by the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
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