Fox Creek and Mavis Lakes

EASY 2 reviews
#18 of 29 trails in

Fox Creek and Mavis Lakes is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Callahan, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1637 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

Explore four small lakes in this forested basin. This quiet corner of the Trinity Alps is best for trips when you want drop-dead solitude over drop-dead scenery - at least compared with the granite heart of the wilderness. Free wilderness permit required for overnight visitors. Free campfire permits required for fires and camp stoves. Trails in the Trinity Alps are always open: however, most trailhead access roads are closed or impassable during winter.

hiking
4 months ago

Not Easy!!! Moderate hike with a good elevation gain. Nice for people who are afraid of heights.

backpacking
5 months ago

Me and a friend took our 10 year old and 12 year old daughters on a three day two night backpacking trip to Fox Creek Lake. This was there first experience with backpacking and this was a good introduction. Just the right distance into the basecamp at Fox Creek Lake and a great campsite right by a stream with just the right amount of shade and fantastic options for hanging hammocks. We decided to scramble up to Section Lake for lunch and a swim, and then on up to the top of the crest above the lake with a good view of the Scott Valley. Decent fishing at Fox Creek Lake, caught 4 trout and the water was perfect for swimming. Later in the afternoon we saw a Bald Eagle and a Golden Eagle. It was a fantastic hike for a couple of kids' first backpacking trip!