Greenhorn Park Trail

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Greenhorn Park Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yreka, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
780 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wildlife

A nice little network of trails hillside in Greenhorn Park.

walking
1 month ago

Nice park to go on well-established trails and be around the public. Very dog friendly.

hiking
2 months ago

Stopped on our road trip to stretch our legs, me and my fur friend. Great area to explore with hiking trails for the adventurous, some historical exhibits for the interested, and clean facilities. Hiked Miners trail for a bit then walked around the lake. The trail was nice and moderately shady. The walk around the lake was marred by swarms of tiny flies.

hiking
2 months ago

This park has a network of trails; the route marked on AllTrails is arbitrary and there's no reason to follow it (and u part it takes you off trail).

Decent forest hike. No major views and nothing to make it outstanding, though there aren't many better options closeby. The reservoir had lots of geese. Pollen very heavy today.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike close to town. Lots of trail options, can be slightly confusing which way to go at times

trail running
9 months ago

Great in-town loop with modern facilities and plenty of parking. Park has a nice playground, too. I really enjoy the diversity of the trails, options ranging from the paved loop around the water to the more woodsy, natural terrain with incline.

walking
10 months ago

Loved this trail!

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

My favorite place to run in Yreka

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Great trail for a warm summer afternoon...LOTS of shade!

hiking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

A park anchored by the Greenhorn Reservoir, at the southern edge of Yreka with a diverse network of trails for all ages, physical fitness levels and interests (walking, running, hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, dog-walking).

The trails around the reservoir and Greenhorn Creek (upstream) are mostly flat and often paved. The rest of the network of trails goes up and across the northern slope of the hill overlooking the reservoir. There is a good dozen of trails on the slope and, while the "main intersections" are well signed, less prominent ones are not and a map or GPS might help follow the planned route. I took a smart-phone picture of the trail map displayed at the trail head to help with navigation; it proved quite helpful (I still managed to make one wrong turn!).

The Western side of the hill is well shaded while the Eastern edge is mostly exposed. The trails themselves are well maintained and clear of roots/rocks that would require a bit more of sure footing.

There are several benches even on the higher trails; a large number of picnic areas are setup around the perimeter of the reservoir and that grassy areas next to the parking lots.

The route I chose basically follows the perimeter of the Park in a counter clock wise fashion; walking up to Humbug trail and following it from West to East before descending back down to the reservoir.

All in all, a rather pleasant "urban park" with a variety of options.

Final note: the trail-head displayed on the site as of the time of this review (April 2016) is incorrect. The trail=heads are right next to the Greenhorn reservoir (main parking lot at the Western edge of the lake, smaller one on the South-East side). Until the error is fixed, a quick browser search will quickly help you locate the reservoir and Greenhorn Park itself.

hiking
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Great trails. Bathrooms available. With large picnic area and playground. There are several miles of trails for running.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

walking
Monday, June 26, 2017

walking
Sunday, March 26, 2017