Indian Creek Recreation Area Trails is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Markleeville, CA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from April until October.
I hiked the Summit Lake Trail in this area. Couldn't find the Cortez Trail the other person mentioned, or a trail where the map shows as the starting point. I took Airport Rd all the way to the end where the campground and Indian Creek Lakes are. Summit Lake is 1.5 miles from the campground... and another mile pass that it says it connects to Carson River Trail. Summit Lake wasn't much... but nice hike
Not a beginner trail. The end is very steep! Beautiful view. Hard to find from the road. The sign calls it Cortez Trail, but locals told us that we were on the correct trail.