Dutch Creek Falls - Wildflowers are Aplenty in the Spring

Last Updated 6/27/2023

Dutch Creek Falls 

A waterfall? On a river? Yes, you read that right! This hike is a short one with a great payoff. You can park in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park visitor lots* and walk across a historic one-lane bridge to find Bayne Road, where the trailhead is less than a mile from the start of the road. This is a residential area so please explore respectfully! You will wind along the base of golden hills, following a small tributary that feeds into the South Fork American. After an adventurous 1.5 miles, you will find yourself face-to-face with a series of waterfalls! Be advised, this trail is not maintained, and these waterfalls depend on snow melt.

The best time to hike Dutch Creek Falls is in March to see the Golden Poppy bloom. If you are exploring in late summer you may not get full rushing waterfalls.

Parking is located in the state park and the fee is $10.00 per car. Please do not park along Bayne Rd as this is a narrow residential road and your car may get towed.

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