Otter Creek Trail to Volcanoville

MODERATE 6 reviews
#32 of 66 trails in

Otter Creek Trail to Volcanoville is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Georgetown, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

"Descending steeply into a thickly wooden canyon, site of a gold scramble in 1851, the trail climbs to the old mining camp of Volcanoville.

hiking
3 months ago

The last 2 miles or so driving in is a rough one-lane road. We were glad we had a truck for the extra clearance. We parked 0.2 miles from the intersection for Bottlehill Rd. and walked up Breedlove another 0.2 miles to reach the road where the trail starts. Beautiful trail. We didn't see another soul the whole day (midweek on Spring Break). We had to take our boots off to cross the creek, but it was totally doable, maybe 18 inches deep. Not much flat land on this hike; all uphill/downhill.

hiking
4 months ago

bring something to cross the creek in.

5 months ago

Had a little trouble finding the trailhead, there's no signs until a little ways in. Gorgeous scenery though! The way back up is a little tough but totally doable. The spot at the creek is a perfect place to explore and have lunch before hiking back out. Also, once we got to the Otter Creek Trail sign, we weren't sure if we should go left or right, we picked left and were not disappointed in the slightest. We'll probably go right next time to check it out. Highly recommended spot!

hiking
7 months ago

Almost every section is either very steep downhill or very steep uphill, should be rated as hard there was some solid scenery which started to make up for it.