Arnot Creek

MODERATE 3 reviews
#27 of 46 trails in

Arnot Creek is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles 1177 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash




trail running

horseback riding




wild flowers

8 months ago

This was one of my solo hikes and love it.

It was amazing hiked in last year and meet up with some friends about 8 miles in. Looking to cross over from clarks fork to highland lakes.

4 years ago

This beautiful hike from near Clark Fork Campground goes steadily uphill with a few level stretches. You may encounter horses. The trail goes alongside Arnot Creet and eventually meets up with trails heading to Highland Lakes and the Pacific Crest Trail. Lots of trees and shade and wildflowers. I wanted a little adventure while staying at Clark Fork Campground, so I took this pretty hike with my 2 dogs. A contrast to the very dry conditions down the hill in Sonora, it was cool, and pleasant with meadows, a small waterfall, and wildflowers in August.