"Simplicity is the basis of greatness, and people who take the time to discover this hike will find something new to cherish each and every time out. Over time, Squaw Valley Creek has sliced the surrounding dark basalt rock into a cascade of cool pools that babble under a canopy of mature, mixed conifer forest that includes Pacific yew, incense cedar, and Douglas fir. The undercanopy includes black oak, willow, dogwood, alder, and vine maple, with wild ginger, iris, and wild rose clinging to the mossy ground. Indian rhubarb grows thick at the water’s rocky edge, hiding delightful pools where man and beast can soak on hot summer days." Read more
"The trail along large Squaw Valley Creek is an easy and scenic hike with good access to a beautiful creek in a lovely, wild canyon. In addition to some narrow gorges and large rocks, the hike passes a couple of small waterfalls.
There is also a great loop option that combines the main trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and a dirt road." Read more
"This lush waterfront route not far from McCloud blooms in tiger lilies and soaks in chilled shade. Cooled by a couple of rapids and rich foliage, this aquatic gem is a good choice for a summer hike. The moderate 6-mile one-way Squaw Valley Creek Trail can be lengthened or shortened, or combined with the intersecting Pacific Crest Trail." Read more