Boulder Creek

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Boulder Creek is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trinity Center, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2522 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

waterfall

4 months ago

Fallen trees and stream crossings made it more challenging than expected! But overall beautiful!

4 months ago

backpacking
6 months ago

April 1st. Still a lot of snow above 4,000ft elevation. Started the tail at 1pm was planning on camping at the end of the trail but was not practical because the last 2 miles were covered almost entirely with snow. Turned back at 5pm and made it to the base of the trail in time to set up camp. The trail was a nice hike just no spectacular mountain top views.

backpacking
6 months ago

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cool old growth forest. Lots of creek and stream crossings to keep you on your toes. Some large downfall from winter storms, big trees to navigate. There is always an easy rout around. Plenty of waterfalls along the way, leading up to an uneventful ending.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

This was kind of an unremarkable hike, but it does have easy access in off-season months.Unfortunately, the creek stays out of sight for most of the trail, but there was one spot where it got close & had a camp-site, & another at the end of the trail where it intersects with Lion/Foster lakes Trail or continues across the creek to go to Boulder Lakes.