Willow Creek Trail

MODERATE 85 reviews
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Willow Creek Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bass Lake, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
708 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

Willow creek trailhead starts at Willow creek parking area off of road 274. The trail ends at McLeod Flat road. The two main attractions to Willow Creek trail are Angel Falls and Devil's Slide. The rocks in this area are extremely slippery, so be careful.

13 days ago

A nice cool down hike after a week of more moderate hikes.

Pros:
-Near the water the entire hike
-Interesting cascading water
-Few people

Cons:
-Mosquitos when stopped
-Dozens of small flies swarming when hiking

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Only complaint was that sometimes the trail was not clearly visible. Waterfalls worth the trip for sure.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Really nice hike but I wish there were more indicators or clearer trails. Kind of tough to find the trails at times.

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2 months ago

this trail is awesome, great views and not too difficult. However, there are some areas that require climbing and some areas are slippery because of fallen leaves and rocks. The beginning of the trailhead is very poorly marked and it is easy to lose the trail. Once you get on the main trail it is pretty clear but it is a good idea to use GPS. Beautiful scenery and vista points and a very enjoyable walk.

2 months ago

Breathtaking waterfalls, steer clear of the poison oak!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful views,trail is close to water falls, nice hike, not too strenuous, but good exercise

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3 months ago

Willow creek is a great place to cool off in the summer time. The hike could be done in an hour but you'd want to stay and hang out by some of the small waterfalls. Winter/rainy months offer impressive water flows, be careful.

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7 months ago

Great entry level hike,would definitely be better in the spring rather than early Oct. but still a nice day out

7 months ago

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8 months ago

It was a fun hike w/ family for beginners. However be aware of the attack for NATS. Trail is not marked.

8 months ago

Definitely be prepared, bring good shoes, there might be some rock bouldering. Bring a bathing suit, if you come while it's hot.