Seven falls swimming hole. Plumas National Forest, CA

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I have been on a mission to conquer the best swimming holes northern California has to offer. This adventure is about Seven falls not to be mistaken for the seven falls in Colorado Springs which is awesome by the way or seven falls in Santa Barbara. This swimming hole consisted of 7 plus waterfalls that plunge into their own swimming hole. Stunning emerald-green water, cliff jumping, and the roaring sounds of the waterfall was an incredible peaceful experience.

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The road to access the swimming holes is a challenge. Note to self, bring a high clearance vehicle with 4x4. I took my Audi A4 and bottomed out more than enough but thank goodness no permanent damage. I did collect so much dust on my car that it looked like it went through a dust storm about 5 times. The road is very narrow and extremely rocky. So I suggest bringing a truck or SUV.

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There are two ways to get here, one is coming south on Milsap Bar road or come from the north on the same road. We came from the south because that is what my GPS told me it took us over an hour to drive 13 miles of a very rocky dirt road. We left heading north which was shorter but the road was very bad at some parts then eventually smoothed out. There is an open area where you can park as you turn the corner and the beginning of the trail is noticeable. Just look for the remains of a fridge and just head down the steep and I mean steep hill to the swimming holes. Be forewarned, on the way back up to your vehicle, the trek back up was probably the worst 30 minutes of my life. At a 40 degree angle, it's not walk in the park.

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A few things that I absolutely loved about this swimming hole was the solitude. My girlfriend, Joose, and I did not see a single car the last hour upon driving to our parking spot. Complete Solitude and peace. Only the sounds of the birds chirping and the waterfall crushing into the swimming hole. We brought our hammocks (grand trunk link is on my main page) and set them up overlooking the whole area. The girlfriend decided to "hang out"  while Joose and I went exploring and jumping into the water. Which was pretty damn cold but so refreshing at the same time. If you want peace, solitude, witness a beautiful waterfall all by yourself or skinny dip by all means, this is for you. Add it to your list. Turn off the TV and go outside.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

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