Willow Creek Trail

MODERATE 79 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.

2.7 miles 708 feet 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.

hiking
2 days ago

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

hiking
9 days 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.

14 days ago

Breathtaking waterfalls, steer clear of the poison oak!

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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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5 months ago

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

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

6 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.

hiking
6 months ago

We enjoyed hike, a lot of gnats but overall it was great. A little scary for little ones in some parts, I had a 3.5 and 5.5 with me that hung in there, but had to be very careful...

hiking
6 months ago

Great Hike. Cooling off at Angel falls is one of the best spots.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail is not maintained and we went off trail a lot. Don't come here unless you like a swarm of gnats all up in your space.

7 months ago

Awesome hike! Beautiful scenery. We went off trail for a while, there weren't any markers but it was clear where the foot traffic was. Make sure you wear bug spray!!!

hiking
7 months ago

Such a fun hike. Trail is relatively easy to find. Be sure to bring shoes with reasonable tread on them, some areas are a bit slippery on the granite. Just be cautious and you'll have a blast. Natural water holes are carved into the granite. Jumping from the rock into the water is one of my favorite past times. Just be careful, it can get dangerous higher up. Angel Falls is the spot to be.

Be aware of nude people hanging around.

hiking
8 months ago

A little bit of a climb but totally worth it. There was a group of naked people but other than that it was beautiful. #nakedandnitaffraid