Photos of Silver Peak Wilderness Bird Watching Trails

While not physically demanding, this trail presented challenges for me because I don't like narrow trails with steep ledges, and at least half of the distance to Villa Creek has steep drops. Beautiful trail with great views and diversity. We were backpacking but the spring at Buckeye Creek is running strong - follow the creek upstream, you will find it. Bring a filter that doesn't require pumping. Buckeye Creek is a beautiful place to camp, better than Cruickshank. I hiked down to Villa Creek but I did not see the camp. VERY steep into Villa, I would not have wanted to bring my pack down into that (note: I'm one of those that can go up a hill all day, not so good on the downhill). There are some great viewpoint campsites, including just before Buckeye and about a mile beyond Buckeye right before going down into Cruickshank.. I will say that the AllTrails map includes trails that are not there. Use the Forest Service map at the beginning of the trail. All in all we really enjoyed this hike (except the narrow trail with a steep drop-off.)

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