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3 Ponds, Brophy Canyon and Cache Creek Ridge Trail

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Cache Creek Wilderness

3 Ponds, Brophy Canyon and Cache Creek Ridge Trail is a 12.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Williams, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 12.6 mi Elevation gain 1,981 ft Route type Loop
Backpacking Camping Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Running River Wild flowers Wildlife Over grown
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This trail may be impassible due to high water levels of the river.

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Reviews (4)
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Recordings (3)
Completed (7)
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Emily Jones
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BackpackingClosedMuddyOver grown
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Trials are VERY muddy when it rains! They are not marked well either and the splits off of the cowboy trail on this map it's called "three ponds" are not easy to navigate. This was fun but definitely challenging in the rain and mud! The horses are cool to hike with and there is a little hut that you can stop and take shelter in. We started in the cowboy campground and hiked the three ponds to the Thompson trail. I tried to do a loop but one of the trials was closed so if you are looking to hike through Brophy canyon to bear creek you won't be able to as the trail is closed

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Tim Johnston
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HikingBugsNo shade
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Christian Kiefer
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Hiking
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Frank Anders
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Hiking
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