Mexican Gulch Waterfall: a tropical paradise in Placer County

This waterfall is named after the Mexican Gulch region which is located about 0.6 miles south of Devils Canyon and Devils Falls. The Waterfall This two-tiered waterfall is best seen if you climb up the slippery rocks and walk about 15… Read More

Devils Falls: Giving the devil its due

Yankee Jims Road runs directly through this canyon on its way south to Foresthill. Along Yankee Jims road you will find Devils Falls located about 5.6 miles south of Colfax. The Waterfall Devils Falls is roughly 50 to 60 feet high…. Read More

Bunch Canyon Falls: a historical hiking adventure

It’s located on Bunch Canyon creek which flows through Bunch Canyon. This creek is historically significant due to its part in the gold rush era of Placer County. Bunch Creek History According to various historical accounts, after miners found gold along… Read More

A quick look at the North Fork Dam

The result was an arch type debris dam with the following measurements: 715 above sea level 155 feet above the river bed 620 feet in length Lake Clementine is only accessible for boat users. There’s no option of just driving up… Read More

Bassi Falls: it’s all in the timing

Bassi Falls is a stunning seasonal 110 foot waterfall located in the El Dorado National Forest of El Dorado County. This waterfall requires some planning and preparation to truly maximize a visit. However, if you put in the prep work, your… Read More

Black Hole of Calcutta Falls: it’s all in the name

The Black Hole of Calcutta Falls has one of the coolest names I’ve ever heard of for a waterfall. Located in Auburn State Recreation Area, this waterfall is easy to access and a decent introduction to waterfalls in Northern California. Another… Read More