Squaw Valley Creek Trail

Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California

Distance4.4mi
Elevation Gain99ft
Trailhead Elevation2,625ft
Top2,635ft
Elevation Min/Max2595/2635ft
Elevation Start/End2625/2625ft

Squaw Valley Creek Trail

Squaw Valley Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Shasta County, California. It is within Shasta-Trinity National Forest. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 2,625 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 99 feet. This trail connects with the following: Pacific Crest Trail and Squaw Creek Trail & Pacific Crest Trail.

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"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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

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Trail Information

Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Nearby City
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
McCloud Ranger Station, 2019 Forest Rd., McCloud, CA 96057; (530) 9642184; www.fs.usda.gov/stnf
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Oct 2018