Blackrock Trailhead to Casa Vieja Meadows is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Springville, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.7 miles
695 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



horseback riding

nature trips





wild flowers




Ample parking for vehicles - from cars to horse vans. Two stall vault toilet. Many corrals for stabling horses. Ramp for transferring horses to and from trucks.

2 months ago

The trail is beautiful but be advised that the Casa Vieja backpackers campground is on a meadow that is frequented by herds of cattle. They moo loudly all night long and defecate near the creek. If you can plan on camping at the hot spring it is a better choice. The hot spring and nearby campground is beautiful and well-maintained. From Casa Vieja to the hot spring the trail is steep but worth it.

10 months ago

beautiful in the spring

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Took my Boy Scout troop there this weekend. Awesome sites, beautiful meadows, streams, wild flowers, hiking under a canopy the whole time kept us cool. We went all the way back by Mike's cabin, about a 5 mile hike and camped at the fire pit. Very cool hike, would do it again. Best fishing was at Casa Vieja, so stop there and fish. The other streams were flowing too fast.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This is a great hike for beginners and the experienced. It's a slight downhill path all the way to Casa Vieja once you reach the Golden Trout Wilderness sign from the parking lot. From the sign for about 100yds it is the steepest decline of the entire trail. Bring your camera and take plenty of pictures. There is an old Forest Service Cabin on the other side of the meadow that is worth seeing. They still use it in the summer, so make sure you announce yourself. The views are out of a postcard. If you have the time walk around the meadow - don't walk through it, you'll get a crash course in why it's a meadow (Swamp!). There are golden trout in the stream and springs all around.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Easy navigation - well marked at the trailhead, and a very well maintained trail. At the top there is plenty of parking, a horse area & a campground. There are two small picturesque meadows on the descent and most of the trail is shaded by trees. The burned trees from a large fire are predominantly below at the Jordan Hot Springs area another several miles past Casa Vieja. The meadow itself has a very neat meandering stream that the trail crosses at the lower end of the meadow. Good day hike or easy pack hike for novice/younger hikers. The stream is full of small golden trout which while fun to fish for are not for keeping! Handle with care...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Great trail and camping at Casa Vieja Meadow for kids. Small size trout in meadow creek.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

this hike is awsome in the early summer when the meadow is real green and its a fun family hike and its down hill when you start out and its like that all the way to the meadow but hiking back out is up hill.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Trail in good condition. Used by hikers and horses. Easy downhill hike to meadow; moderate uphill hike out. Casa Vieja is a beautiful big green meadow! Smaller meadows along trail. Trail and meadow very boggy in parts in Spring after snowmelt. Wildflowers. Ample parking and stabling for horses at trailhead.

Monday, August 15, 2016