Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail

Oakhurst, California 93644

Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail

Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a great opportunity to enjoy a dog- friendly historic trail just outside of not so dog- compatible Yosemite National Park.

Following a normal snowpack winter season, this narrow canyon trail delivers a lively creek with log- rail footbridges and two small waterfalls over the 3 uphill miles between the Cedar Valley Drive trailhead and your turnaround point at Red Rock Falls."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Hikes with Dogs: Central California (The Mountaineers Books)
Linda Mullaly & David Mullaly
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"This easily accessed, delightfully straightforward hike along shady Lewis Creek follows the historic path of the Sugar Pine lumber flume. The pine-carpeted trail stretches more than 3 miles crossing two scenic footbridges in a long, gradual uphill with a few steep spurts where the trail rises above the creek. The highlight of this hike is the journey itself rather than the destination." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Fresno (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourré
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"A series of cascades and waterfalls enliven this easy track, which climbs gently through the dense evergreen woodlands of the Sierra foothills." Read more

Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail Reviews

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4/9/2010
This trail has been my spot for the last 13 years. There is so much to see and do around the area. Old mine parts along the river banks, waterfalls, biking and bouldering near by. Awesome in any season, beautiful creek flowing thru the whole area.
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7/25/2009
Nice casual stroll along creek, several locations where can scramble down to the stream for refreshing swim and enjoy the wildlife!
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Trail Information

Oakhurst
Nearby City
6.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
3,396 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,238 feet
Top Elevation
Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District, 57003 Road 25, North Fork 93643; (559) 877-2218; 40343 CA 41, Oakhurst 93644; (559) 658-7588; fs.usda.gov/sierra
Local Contacts
USGS White Chief Mountain, Fish Camp; USFS Sierra National Forest; National Geographic Shaver Lake Trail Map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018