Back Canyon

MODERATE 91 reviews
#13 of 74 trails in

Back Canyon is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 898 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

Map is not up to date. Residents only parking on Regency dr began this month. Go to Mitchell Canyon to access the park. Tickets given out

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. Definitely got sunny and the down was easy to slip at times, beautiful and not too busy.

This trail is really underrated, starts with creekside beauty and butterflies, Middle is scenic panoramic valley views and wildflowers, and end was a creekside stroll through the oaks. Highly recommended in late spring.

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bugs
4 months ago

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bugs
4 months ago

Fantastic trail in Feb when hills are green! Some steep parts where trekking poles came in handy. Saw waterfalls and few shallow stream crossings.

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muddy
6 months ago

Do this now, while the falls are flowing and the temps are low. Mud on the Trails is very manageable and water crossings can all be completed without getting wet if you’re careful. Happy trails!

9 months ago

Great loop hike. Spring time perfect.

hiking
Monday, May 21, 2018

It’s a beautiful trail, tons of wild flowers and small animals. Unfortunately one part of the trail is full of ticks!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Gorgeous views. Solitude. Groves of manzanita. A gem.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Nice short hike for sunny afternoon.

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