New River Loop

Willow Creek, California

New River Loop Professional Review and Guide

"This journey into the heart of the “Green Trinities” is dramatically different from the classic hikes in the better-known eastern part of the wilderness. Rather than the high alpine lakes, granite peaks, and glacier-gouged valleys that draw numerous visitors to the east side, the west side of the wilderness is a land of thick-forested mountains and wild river canyons where few people venture. In the Green Trinities, elevations tend to be a little lower (and temperatures a little warmer), wildlife is more wild, and trails a lot less traveled. Solitude reigns supreme. Note: this area was nearly all burned in the 1999 Megram Fire. Highlights: Hike through wild canyon country to the fascinating historic mining district."

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Trail Information

Willow Creek
Nearby City
3,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best mid June through October
2,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,900 feet
Top Elevation
Trinity Alps Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Jim Jam Ridge, Dees Peak; USDAFS Trinity Alps Wilderness
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jun 2018