Union Creek Trail to Union Lake

EASY 2 reviews
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Union Creek Trail to Union Lake is a 12.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trinity Center, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

12.3 miles 2473 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly





nature trips

trail running

horseback riding



wild flowers



1 year ago

This is a pretty easy hike by Trinity standards. Moderate for first mile, then about 2 miles in goes down to a bridge crossing of Union Creek, then almost level. The lake's about 5 or 6 miles in, traveling near the creek & past a few nice meadows. We had a couple boulder-hop type crossings in June of a dry year, so I imagine in spring/early summer of a normal year they could be tougher.

1 year ago

By Trinity standards, this is an easy hike. It starts out moderately for about a mile, then levels out & goes down to a bridge crossing about 2 miles in. There were a few creek crossings that could be difficult in the spring, but they were just boulder-hops in June of a dry year.There are a few nice meadows before you get to Union Lake.