The Fairy Falls & Dry Creek Loop Trail is about 4.9 miles long. It is located near Beale Air Force Base and Grass Valley,... more » California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-4 hours. The two large waterfalls at the end of the hike make this moderately easy trek well worth the time.
The trail traverses through forests and meadows an is especially attractive in spring when wildflowers abound. The destination is Upper and Lower Fairy Falls on Dry Creek. The falls are also known by the names Beale Falls or Shingle Falls.
The route shown in this trail guide follows the Spenceville Road and then the Upper Fairy Falls Trail to Upper Fairy Falls. After visiting the Upper Falls the route proceeds to Lower Fairy Falls.
The return route passes by two more small waterfalls on Dry Creek before connecting back to an old road. After following the old road for about 0.4 mile, the route veers off to the left onto a trail that follows Dry Creek back to Spenceville Road. From there, the last 0.4 mile retraces Spenceville Road back to the trail head. less «