Wolf Creek Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Wolf Creek Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Markleeville, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, birding, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.2 miles 2650 feet Out & Back

dog friendly




trail running




High elevation hiking &/or snowshoeing along part of the Pacific Crest Trail. There are several approaches to this trail. I took it as a 10-mile out-and-back hike from Sonora Pass Trail Head along the PCT (avoiding the ascent of Sonora Peak) to Wolf Creek Lake. Wolf Creek crosses Highway 108 near the Leavitt Meadows Campground on the east side of Sonora Pass.

horseback riding
9 months ago

horseback riding
1 year ago

Gorgeous trail, follows the creek to waterfall

4 years ago

Wolf Creek Trail shares a section of the Pacific Crest Trail without the side trip up Sonora Peak. The trail head is at Sonora Pass. If you turn around at Wolf Creek Lake, you'll go around 10 miles RT on this out-and-back hike. Wolf Creek crosses Highway 108 near the Leavitt Meadows Campground, on the east side of Sonora Pass. This is a beautiful hike at high elevation, over 9,000 feet. In mid-May, we had to cross a few patches of snow, but 99.9% of the trail was clear. Only my partner, Sheri, and me, and our two dogs. It was FANTASTIC!