Best Trails Near Callahan CA

Callahan has 32 trails in the vicinity, including 31 hiking trails and 23 for backpacking. These trails range from 1.8 to 26.9 miles in length. The longest trail in Callahan is Tri-Forest Peak - Deer Creek Loop a well-known trail measuring 26.9 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Caribou Lakes, Stoddard Lake and Adams Lakes. Trails.com member Kathrine P. recently completed Boulder Creek.

More information on the best trails in Callahan can be found below.
  • Stoddard Lake

    2 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The Stoddard Lake basin’s attractions are easy to list: good swimming, fishing, and camping an hour and a half from the trailhead, which account for its main detraction—summer crowds that rival ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Stoddard Lake basin’s attractions are easy to list: good swimming, fishing, and camping an hour and a half from the trailhead, ...

  • South Fork Coffee Creek Loop

    2 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    Much has been made about South Fork Coffee Creek’s location—it’s entirely north of Coffee Creek. Still, the water flows south, so I suppose that’s something (though so does the water in the North ...
    •  Backpack
    •  16.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Much has been made about South Fork Coffee Creek’s location—it’s entirely north of Coffee Creek. Still, the water flows south, ...

  • Middle Boulder and Telephone Lakes Loop

    1 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    If you’re determined to see all of the Boulder Lakes in the Trinity Alps (one map lists seven), then you’ll pass this way eventually. Your time won’t be wasted. Like most of the hikes on the ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’re determined to see all of the Boulder Lakes in the Trinity Alps (one map lists seven), then you’ll pass this way ...

  • China Spring Trail to Grizzly Lake

    1 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    If Grizzly Lake is your idea of heaven, then the China Spring Trail is where you want to be on Judgement Day. A steep 6.7-mile hike will get you in before the gates close. Grizzly Lake, perched ...
    •  13.4 miles
    •  Guide

    If Grizzly Lake is your idea of heaven, then the China Spring Trail is where you want to be on Judgement Day. A steep 6.7-mile ...

  • Caribou Lakes

    1 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The most spectacular place in the Trinity Alps is a matter of some debate among Alps aficionados. But no matter who’s doing the talking, you can bet Caribou Basin will come up for consideration. ...
    •  Backpack
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    The most spectacular place in the Trinity Alps is a matter of some debate among Alps aficionados. But no matter who’s doing ...

  • Ward Lake Loop

    1 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    If Goldilocks were a hiker, she’d pronounce this loop just right: just the right amount of steeps (great views without killing yourself); just the right amount of lakes (three, with remarkably ...
    •  Backpack (2 to 4 nights)
    •  18.7 miles
    •  Guide

    If Goldilocks were a hiker, she’d pronounce this loop just right: just the right amount of steeps (great views without killing ...

  • Mavis, Fox Creek, and Virginia Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    You’ll likely spend more time driving than hiking on this trip; the upside is that you’ll likely have this area mostly to yourself. Even Mavis Lake, the easiest of the lakes to reach from both ...
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll likely spend more time driving than hiking on this trip; the upside is that you’ll likely have this area mostly to ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail: Scott Mountain Summit to Carter Meadows Summit

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The 18 miles of Pacific Crest Trail within the Trinity Alps Wilderness is without question the best-built 18 miles of trail in the area. Paradoxically, this stretch of trail receives much less ...
    •  18.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The 18 miles of Pacific Crest Trail within the Trinity Alps Wilderness is without question the best-built 18 miles of trail ...

  • Billys Peak Lookout

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The Billys Peak Trail is the path to take if you’re a fan of big views and you want instant gratification. It’s a stairway hike straight to the top of a 7,000-foot granite perch on the very edge ...
    •  Day hike
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Billys Peak Trail is the path to take if you’re a fan of big views and you want instant gratification. It’s a stairway ...

  • North Fork Coffee Creek Loop

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    Most people use the North Fork Coffee Creek Trail to stroll 3.5 miles to historic Hodges Cabin, spend the day poking around the idyllic site, eat a picnic lunch, sign the guest register, then ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Most people use the North Fork Coffee Creek Trail to stroll 3.5 miles to historic Hodges Cabin, spend the day poking around ...

  • Twin Lakes and Fish Lake

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The hike: Twin Lakes and Fish Lake are shallow little ponds that sit in an isolated drainage northwest of Deadman Peak. Neither big, nor deep, nor very well known, the lakes don’t attract much ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike: Twin Lakes and Fish Lake are shallow little ponds that sit in an isolated drainage northwest of Deadman Peak. Neither ...

  • Hidden Lake

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The hike: With a name like Hidden Lake, you might expect this to be a difficult hike into a remote, hard-to-find basin. Don’t come here if that’s what you’re after. In reality, Hidden Lake is ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike: With a name like Hidden Lake, you might expect this to be a difficult hike into a remote, hard-to-find basin. Don’t ...

  • South Fork Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    Despite the short distance to South Fork Lakes, an extremely steep section of trail makes it feel like you’re really going somewhere. And thanks to the beauty of the large, rugged basin, you ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Despite the short distance to South Fork Lakes, an extremely steep section of trail makes it feel like you’re really going ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the Trinity Alps

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The Pacific Crest Trail runs for more than 2,500 miles from Mexico to the Canadian border. Only 18.9 of those miles cross the Trinity Alps Wilderness, but what a stretch it is! The PCT slices ...
    •  Backpack
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pacific Crest Trail runs for more than 2,500 miles from Mexico to the Canadian border. Only 18.9 of those miles cross ...

  • Fox Creek Lake and Mavis Lake

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The Fox Creek Ridge Trail is the shortest and easiest way to reach Mavis and Fox Creek Lakes, two small lakes in a forested basin on the north side of the Scott Mountain divide (the basin can ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Fox Creek Ridge Trail is the shortest and easiest way to reach Mavis and Fox Creek Lakes, two small lakes in a forested ...

  • East Boulder and Upper Boulder Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    How many Boulder lakes can one wilderness have? This group of Boulders (which includes East, Upper, Middle, West, and Lower) is not to be confused with Big and Little Boulder (near Coffee Creek) ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    How many Boulder lakes can one wilderness have? This group of Boulders (which includes East, Upper, Middle, West, and Lower) ...

  • Mill Creek Lake and Washbasin Lake

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    Mill Creek Lake is a pretty little backcountry pond that seems to go unnoticed—and unvisited—by most Trinity Alps hikers. The 3-acre lake is neatly hidden in a cleft gouged into a granite cirque ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Mill Creek Lake is a pretty little backcountry pond that seems to go unnoticed—and unvisited—by most Trinity Alps hikers. ...

  • Tangle Blue Lake

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    If lakes were judged on name alone, Tangle Blue Lake would be my second favorite in the Alps (Billy-be-Damned takes first, but just barely). Local legend attributes the name to a bad hangover. ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    If lakes were judged on name alone, Tangle Blue Lake would be my second favorite in the Alps (Billy-be-Damned takes first, ...

  • Bear Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The Bear Lakes basin presents the classic crowd problem caused by too much beautiful scenery too close to the trailhead. Here the problem is exacerbated by the basin’s limited camping opportunities ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Bear Lakes basin presents the classic crowd problem caused by too much beautiful scenery too close to the trailhead. ...

  • Adams Lakes

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The short route to little Adams Lake makes for a pleasant and easy day trip. It’s also a nice overnight destination for families with young children. My parents started taking my sister and me ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The short route to little Adams Lake makes for a pleasant and easy day trip. It’s also a nice overnight destination for families ...

  • Tri-Forest Peak - Deer Creek Loop

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    Of all the high places with a drop-dead view of the inner Trinity Alps, the jagged crest at the east end of Sawtooth Ridge may just be my favorite. Just 6.5 miles from Big Flat Trailhead, you ...
    •  Backpack
    •  26.9 miles

    Of all the high places with a drop-dead view of the inner Trinity Alps, the jagged crest at the east end of Sawtooth Ridge ...

  • Bullards Basin - Sunrise Creek Loop

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    This leisurely loop is ideal for hikers who place stargazing above peak bagging. Expect lots of meadows, sparkling streams, and idyllic creekside camps. The trail passes within casting distance ...
    •  Backpack
    •  15.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This leisurely loop is ideal for hikers who place stargazing above peak bagging. Expect lots of meadows, sparkling streams, ...

  • Union Creek

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    Other destinations in the Trinity Alps are more spectacular. Other creeks are bigger, other drainages longer. But for a pleasant place to spend a few days immersed in mountain splendor, it’s ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  12.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Other destinations in the Trinity Alps are more spectacular. Other creeks are bigger, other drainages longer. But for a pleasant ...

  • Sugar Pine Lake

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    Despite being at the head of a beautiful drainage and surrounded by impressive granite cliffs, Sugar Pine Lake doesn’t get as many visitors as one might expect. The lake isn’t really on the way ...
    •  Backpack
    •  12.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Despite being at the head of a beautiful drainage and surrounded by impressive granite cliffs, Sugar Pine Lake doesn’t get ...

  • Boulder Creek

    0 Reviews

    Callahan, CA

    The Boulder Creek Trail ascends gradually along its namesake creek, climbing steadily but not steeply through oak, madrone, incense-cedar, and fir. The path can be used a number of ways: it makes ...
    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Boulder Creek Trail ascends gradually along its namesake creek, climbing steadily but not steeply through oak, madrone, ...