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.

5.5 miles
1112 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding





wild flowers


12 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.

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

-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

14 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.

16 days ago

20 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!

22 days ago

Great trail lots of water

28 days ago

Great hike

28 days ago


29 days ago

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!

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

1 month ago

Fun hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

1 month 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!

2 months ago