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

MODERATE 174 reviews
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Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail to Corlley Falls and Red Rock Falls is a 5.5 mile moderately 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
1112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
19 days ago

Recommend turning back after seeing the first falls (where there's a deck and bench) unless you're just looking for the extra mileage. Willow Creek Trail near Bass Lake was similar but a better version of this hike.

Pros:
-Some neat flowers
-First waterfall was nice
-Few people

Cons:
-Many mosquitos when stopped
-Dozens of small flies swarming when hiking
-Near the road/traffic noise for a few parts
-The hike past the first falls wasn't worth the extra miles

hiking
21 days ago

I love this trail it's one of my favorites. The only downside is they took out the bridge between red rock and the trail to corlieu.

22 days ago

27 days ago

Nice relatively easy hike. Beautiful scenery. And you can have dogs with you! Bring a hammock and hang out. Lightly trafficked. I went alone. You will see other people but not tons!

28 days ago

Great trail lots of water

1 month ago

Great hike

1 month ago

Awesome!!!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Cool waterfall not to far from town. Had a great time.

1 month ago

lovely hike! really want to come back and make it even further next time!

hiking
1 month ago

This was such a wonderful and beautiful trail. I will definitely go back

1 month ago

great hike while we were in California

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

If continuing past the first set of falls, there are a few areas with makeshift creek crossings that may challenge your balance. Otherwise, you will be getting wet and the creek is high. There are also a few downed trees across the trail, but easily manageable. The falls are great and the trail is well built and not too strenuous. The most difficult part is the ascent above Corlieu Falls. Do a good tick check afterwards. I pulled 6 off of my dog and 1 off of myself.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Did this hike just to the large falls. I heard there's more to do though. I give it a 8 out of 10 for small moderate hikes. Definitely worth the drive and efforts! Do it and love the outdoors!

hiking
2 months ago