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Best trails in Cache Creek Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Cache Creek Wilderness, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, wildlife trails, backpacking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Cache Creek Wilderness ranging from 4.4 to 15.9 miles and from 994 to 2,250 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

This secluded, hilly expanse of oak woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral is a combination of over 70,000 acres of BLM managed lands and 4,700 acres of State and County lands. The Natural Area is traversed by Cache Creek, with its year-round water flow. Elevation ranges from 3200 feet atop Brushy Sky High, down to 600 feet in the eastern end of Cache Creek along State Route 16. Showcasing the area is about 35 miles of the main fork of Cache Creek and 2.5 miles of the north fork. Also present are several tributary creeks that contain permanent water.

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Top trails (9)
#1 - Redbud Trail to Baton Flat
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Redbud Trail to Baton Flat is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clearlake, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numShow more
#2 - Cache Creek Ridge: Judge Davis Trailhead
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 39 m
Cache Creek Ridge: Judge Davis Trailhead is a 10 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Williams, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number Show more
#3 - Lynch Canyon Trail
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Lynch Canyon Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Williams, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#4 - 3 Ponds, Brophy Canyon and Cache Creek Ridge Trail
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 6 h 25 m
This trail may be impassible due to high water levels of the river.Show more
#5 - Perkins Creek Ridge Trail
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Perkins Creek Ridge Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clearlake, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#6 - Cache Creek Wilderness Trail
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
Mountain bikers: trail is closed to biking until 3rd weekend of April each year.Show more
#7 - 3 Ponds, Thompson Canyon, Brophy Canyon and Cache Creek Ridge
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 15.9 mi • Est. 8 h 13 m
3 Ponds, Thompson Canyon, Brophy Canyon and Cache Creek Ridge is a 15.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Williams, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The traiShow more
#8 - Cache Creek Ford
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 6 h 10 m
This hike traverses the lower elevation portion of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument., and makes two fords of Cache Creek. For more than half the year, Cache Creek is not fordable by the Show more
#9 - Cowboy Camp to Judge Davis Trailhead
Cache Creek Wilderness
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
The Cache Creek Natural Area is best hiked in the fall, winter and in through spring. It's hot and little shade during the summer months. Bear Creek can be difficult to cross when the water is runniShow more