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Fox Creek and Mavis Lakes

MODERATE 4 reviews
#26 of 49 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 rated as moderate. 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: 1,637 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly





horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

bird watching




wild flowers




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.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

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!

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Friday, July 06, 2018

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