Why isn’t this deep-woods hike to five lacy waterfalls overrun with hikers? Most people don’t get past the tricky, hip-deep ford where Emery and Holly Creeks meet just .3 miles in. But splash across it (and 9 more creek crossings in the trail’s 3.2 miles) and you’ll have the series of cascades, plus excellent swimming holes and creek side campsites, to yourself Info http://fs.usda.gov/conf
Tom King Camp, Austin Creek State Recreation Area, CA
California’s rolling hills and desert heat will eagerly invite you to cool off in isolated swimming holes.