Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail to Corlieu Falls and Red Rock Falls

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Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail to Corlieu Falls and Red Rock Falls is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Oakhurst, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 977 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
1 day ago

Pretty nice trail with decent elevation gain throughout it! This was my first hike in such a long time and now I am already craving another one! Traffic was light and the trail had a few rewarding views along the way. Will definitely be back for this one. 2/21/20

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful hike! Definitely a few areas to have a picnic by the river. Some easily passable trees blocking the trail here and there as of February 2020.

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail, great weather and amazing waterfall. Well worth checking out. We only had time to see the lower falls but would like to come back another time to see them both.

hiking
flooded
muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Views of the valley and the creek are absolutely stunning. Beautiful rushing waterfalls. Ferns, sequoias, oaks, giant boulders! Not too heavily trafficked even when we went at 11:30am. Very muddy and lots of fallen trees but the trail is very easy to follow. There is one steep uphill but everything else is smooth sailing. Could not finish the trail because around halfway through, the trail intersects with the creek and we were not prepared enough to cross. It was maybe mid-calf deep. We ended up just turning around and relaxing at a different area of the creek. Good little parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an amazing, and beautiful trail. The waterfalls were the highlight. There was a worry about ticks. But we stayed on the trail with no issues. With my wilderness background my suggestions are. If you do have pets that come, and want to roam or want to get close to the water. Just make sure you do so at a clearing, and you shouldn’t have any issues. There are also natural shampoos, and collars that keep ticks off your pets. But the trail was amazing. There were steep areas along with low lands. There are many of areas to stop to take in the beauty of nature. This trail is heavy trafficked even for New Year’s Eve. But it was still really fun, and peaceful.

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

This trail was fantastic!! It had a little bit of everything - a creek, multiple waterfalls, great forest and a couple viewpoints. We hiked it in December so some areas were a little muddy and there was some snow closer to Red Rock falls but overall trail was well-maintained and easily negotiated. A few steep areas on the way in but it made for a good workout. And the falls were impressive! I have to say Corlieu was most impressive, mainly because it had about 4 different drops, and each seemed better than the last. The creek which you follow for much of the hike was beautiful, as well. Our GPS said 7.1 miles when it was all said and done. One of my favorite hikes in this area so far!

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of our favorite hikes, but just wanted to update anyone who plans to go soon. Within our hour drive home I have already pulled off 8 ticks from our dog. We have hiked here a handful of times without any issues in the past, not sure why they are so bad right now (December 2019)

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The waterfalls makes the hike worth every step

2 months ago

beautiful hike. steep inclines are some spots but 100% worth it.

2 months ago

definitely spray for bugs. Good hike. water falls running and very peaceful.

Nice little walk along the creek with some waterfalls 1.2 miles in. That’s as far as I went but was able to do it on a torn acl and menisci without any difficulty; nothing too challenging

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful trail. Only hiked a mile of it but I'll definitely be back!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, esp for kids. Trees and waterfalls are heavenly for city weary LA folk.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice secluded trail. Not too steep. Dog friendly. Waterfalls were not impressive but still worth the trip.

hiking
4 months ago

the first half it's pretty easy to follow the trail. In between it gets a little tricky to see where the trail is going, but absolutely stunning foliage in the fall

Great trail with beautiful waterfalls. Nice to see people bring their dogs and children. A lot of families but not over crowded. Pretty steep stairs and some tricky terrain with rocks and roots so wear sturdy shoes with good grip. Pack a lunch, a good book and stay a while at the pools. Such beautiful scenery.!

hiking
4 months ago

My go to hike! I've done it multiple times and it's always beautiful. it's easy to explore different parts and only do as much as you are prepared for.

Fun trail, especially in the afternoon when it’s not too hot!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail with some great views. Creek and falls are currently flowing. We will be back here again.

awesome trail! a little buggy, not too bad. lots of spots to get in the water for the doggos. not at all busy on a wednesday! perfect temps out!

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

Tracked at 6.13 miles and 1,166 ft. Elevation gain. Mostly uphill on the way up to the falls, but occasional flat and downhill sections, which is nice that the uphill is broken up. Hiked it on an October Saturday afternoon and it was pretty crowded. Nice that you’re hiking along water almost the whole time and 2 different waterfalls. Nice hike!

hiking
bugs
off trail
scramble
4 months ago

This was a great trail but we only went passed the first set of falls. The bugs were getting bad and we had already hiking 25 miles the two days prior. All in all it was a nice trial but some spots were overgrown and a few wet crossings.

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