Indian Creek Recreation Area Trails

MODERATE 9 reviews

Indian Creek Recreation Area Trails is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Markleeville, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.2 miles
1,499 feet

dog friendly


trail running




3 months ago

Long climb up then beautiful little lake. Took long,easy road route back. Rain, wind, hail for the last hour!

trail running
4 months ago

trail from the reservoir up to summit lake and onwards to the Carson River is great and well maintained singletrack. from them on be prepared to get tons of scratches as the trail mostly disappears till the switchbacks up out of the canyon. The climb out is grueling and the trail is overgrown... once out of the canyon I lost the trail and ended on a forest road that took me to the airstrip...... tried to follow a dirt road back to my car but that also disappeared. fun times but not ideal for running

9 months ago

A beautiful hike to take with dogs. Summit Lake is gorgeous!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I hiked the Summit Lake Trail in this area. Couldn't find the Cortez Trail the other person mentioned, or a trail where the map shows as the starting point. I took Airport Rd all the way to the end where the campground and Indian Creek Lakes are. Summit Lake is 1.5 miles from the campground... and another mile pass that it says it connects to Carson River Trail. Summit Lake wasn't much... but nice hike

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Not a beginner trail. The end is very steep! Beautiful view. Hard to find from the road. The sign calls it Cortez Trail, but locals told us that we were on the correct trail.

3 months ago

11 months ago

Saturday, April 29, 2017