Part of Dinkey Creek Trail 6-18-2016

January 31, 2019


We explored the Dinkey Creek Trail near Dinkey Creek Campground

I have to say we explored the Dinkey Creek Trail because we didn’t truly hike it.

Well, not how we hike now at least.

If I remember correctly, it was the same day as one of our Dinkey Creek camping trips.

Oh, and if you didn’t notice, I’m posting some older pictures.

We may have done a couple miles on-trail and maybe an additional half mile of off-trail exploring.

And even that is being extremely generous.

I remember that, despite being summer, it was relatively cool near the creek and the waterfall.

Water crashing down and covering you in mist always seems to do the trick!

And yes, of course, we had to get to the top of the water fall.

The waterfall near Dinkey Creek Trail

Or at least… one of the ones we found.

I imagine there at least a couple more.

Regardless, my close group of friends and I have quite the history with this waterfall.

It’s just one of those things you have to visit every time you are in the area.

I’m sure that someone must have formed a human chain against the granite just to toss a friend over the edge to kick a log in at some point.

Which is dangerous and should never be done.

It could literally leave someone scarred… for life… (the inside joke is still going btw)

The point is, as with any waterfall, the rocks up there can get slick. Always be very careful up there.

It’s definitely an amazing view once you get to the top.

Then There Was Ladybugs

We hopped in the drainage tunnel to escape the heat and rest for a bit and we came across the strangest thing…

A piece of rebar completely covered in ladybugs!

Seriously, I’ve never seen so many ladybugs in one location.

I’m not sure if they were mating or migrating or what.

It was definitely a cool sight to see.

If any of you know what they were doing, let me know in the comments below.

Return to Dinkey Creek Trail

So, oddly enough, we’ve never hiked the Dinkey Creek Trail all the way through.

From what I’ve found, it is 11.7 miles long, begins at Cow Creek Quarry and ends at Deer Creek.

Uh… and it’s by Dinkey Creek.

These are all the things I know.

In all seriousness, if you know how to get to either trailhead, please let me know.

I think I’d like to go back and hike the whole trail either this spring or early summer.

That, and I’m running out of trails on AllTrails that are relatively close.


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