Squaw Valley Creek Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lakehead, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Beautiful trail. We took the whole family. Crystal clear water. Could see trout swimming in the water. Great trail for hot days due to the heavy foliage. Kids got to splash in the water some.
This nice trail is located within an easy drive of the boat launch at McCloud Reservoir. I saw a few other people on the trail, but it was a holiday and nice weather. Considering how hot it can be here, I liked that the trail had several points of creek access, and was shady in the afternoon. It crosses with the PCT. There were a few small but nice waterfalls on the creek. Near the end of my hike, I got the impression that the trail continued, but was poorly maintained at that spot, and I was ready to head out, anyway.