Indian Creek Loop is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Castella, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 121 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips




no dogs

Directions from Groveland: Take Ferretti Road off of Highway 120, then turn left at Clements Road (past Pine Mountain Lake Stables). Where road narrows, turn right through gate and follow signs to the trailhead parking lot. Access through private property.

Sun May 26 2019

Nice little history trail. Water quick if you go left. Right is a mild uphill history lesson. A lot of poison oak. Wide well maintained trail. Wide enough to not sweat the p.oak. Quick fun one. Kids no problem.

Wed Mar 20 2019

Very nice trail. I had to Ford the river carrying the dog so that was exciting!

Sat Dec 29 2018

Great easy walk

Thu Jun 29 2017

Not well maintained or much to see. we will not be back

Mon May 29 2017

not much to see and badly marked

Sun Oct 23 2016

This was a perfect short loop. I went around noon and it was shady most of the way and mostly pretty flat. You will see the sign for it (and some other harder trails) near the ranger station. The last cross over the creek is over some rocks but if you get wet you're almost back to the parking lot anyway!

Thu Sep 25 2014

I started this hike too late in the day and was only able to go as far as the springs as it was getting dark. The spring was still flowing even in this drought stricken year. From the spring there is a great view up to the crags. The hike is straight up with a thousand foot elevation gain in just under 2 miles. A good work out. This trail crosses the Pacific Crest Trail early on.

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