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Fairy Falls Trail (AKA Beal Falls or Shingle Falls)

Penn Valley, CA

Also known as Ferry Falls; Hills, meadow, woods, & rocks lead to 100-foot waterfall. Formerly owned by Beale, this land was once home to a mock German town for training during WWII. Lots of protected wildlife within. Small shooting range 1/4 mile up Waldo Rd. before reaching the trailhead.

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Halls Ranch Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

absolutely breathtaking hike.

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Bullards Bar Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail is beautiful. Lots of newts and banana slugs and millipedes. The trail is however very poorly marked and even using a map I printed off from the Emerald Cove website we ended up getting a little lost. Our gps wouldn't connect because of all the trees. The views of the lake or gorgeous and the trail is a very easy hike. We are going again on Sunday.

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Fiddle Creek Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice side hill single-track trail that runs along the mountain top in the Sierra Buttes. Lots of
switchbacks and steep terrain. It's a multi-use trail with nice scenery and views. There's a few
tricky spots but overall it's not too difficult to do on a motorcycle.

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Bullards Bar Trail
by Nancy Harvey

60 Completed 1 Reviews

We enjoy a shorter segment - about 6.2 miles. We leave a car at the boat ramp at Dark Day and shuttle the hikers to the Vista parking lot (farther west-before you cross the dam) on your right (restrooms). The trailhead starts there and it is about 2.5 miles to the Schoolhouse Campground. The .7 miles up to the campground (where we sit at a picnic table and enjoy lunch, gets your appetite going!!! Then back down the .7 miles to the main trail where you turn right and hike about another 2.3 miles to the boat ramp. Spring is lovely with the Dogwoods and fall gives you better views of the lake as the leaves have fallen.

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Bullards Bar Trail
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18 Completed 10 Reviews

This is an absolutely beautiful hike and you can make it as long or short as you want (we ended up doing 15 miles inadvertently :). Started at the boat ramp, there are a lot of people boating (and jet skiers etc), but once you get into the hike, it's beautiful and quiet. We met only about 4-5 other people the entire time. Can get a little slippery but nothing dangerous. The colors of the water are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

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Bullards Bar Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is really easy, and long if you want it to be. Lots of places to stop and swim, bullards bar is warm and fun.. The water is emerald color, really neat. I like to start at vista point and jog all the way to the end, and back, but there are a couple of other entrance points.. Dark day is at the other end and schoolhouse is the midpoint. 12-14 miles round trip, and shaded almost the entire way. Even in 100 degree weather it stays cool. So it's a perfect hike, really.. And of course, blackberries everywhere.

Highly recommend. I'm born and raised in Tahoe so I can be a bit of a trail snob, but this hike gets 5 stars. I love it.

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Bullards Bar Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

I give this hike four stars! Not "as" epic as some of the Yosemite trails, but this is a truly hidden gem. It's sad that there are people living within 20 miles of this marvel who've have never been.
Be sure to visit the Rock House, Turtle Rock and the US Coast & Geodetic Marker.
Best time is March and April, I just went on this 3rd day of May and there was no water anywhere. But it was still an awesome day on the Rock.
It's worth the drive,...DO THIS HIKE!!!

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Bullards Bar Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Only got to hike part of the trail today, but it is an awesome hike. Lots of leaves on the trail, makes it a little slippery, but otherwise no problems.

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