Fay Canyon-Luther Creek Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

Fay Canyon-Luther Creek Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.9 miles
1295 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


23 days ago

1 month ago

I've been using Fay all winter to get in and stay in shape for Spring and Summer. It's very well maintained. I enjoy hiking during weekdays versus.weekends when it can get quite busy. Grand View Loop and Jobs Peak Ranch trails are the most challenging and well worth the effort.

1 month ago

I took a loop counterclockwise (and I am glad I went this way- up the hill) up to the top of grand view loop and down to Luther creek. Well marked trail. Bushes starting to bloom. Horses allowed on the trail. Dogs off the leash allowed after March 30 until November. Poop bags provided at trail head.

2 months ago

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5 months ago

Took the dog out yesterday and did the Grandview loop. Great trail with some challenging slopes and amazing views. Watch out for horse poop!

6 months ago

6 months ago

love to ride horses on this trail.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Interpretive trail was a nice distraction. Next time we'll add in the Grand View loop.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Average difficulty, really nice view.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

cross country skiing
Monday, January 04, 2016

Perfect day for snowshoeing

Monday, August 10, 2015

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This is a awesome trail system for everyone.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Given the lack of snow this winter, Christmas break has been a better time for hiking than skiing. Got out to try this trail today with my wife, daughter (7), niece (8) and father and mother in law. Sections were a bit icy (but that is to be expected in December!) and so going was a bit slower than normal, but trail was easy to follow, well maintained and gave some great views of the valley. We just did the Sandy Trail and the Interpretive Loop so only covered 2.6 miles in total, but made for an enjoyable afternoon activity for all. Signs on the interpretive trail were great - I now know how to tell a Jeffrey Pine from a Ponderosa pine by the pine cone!