Wolf Creek Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2526 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

lake

views

snow

Directions from Markleeville: Drive south on Highway 4 to the Centerville Flat, then next left on Wolf Creek Road to the Wolf Creek Meadows. At the south end of the meadows is the trailhead for Wolf Creek Trail. At the trailhead you will be able to self-register for overnight use of the wilderness.Driving time from Carson City is usually under an hour.

horseback riding
Monday, June 20, 2016

horseback riding
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gorgeous trail, follows the creek to waterfall

hiking
Friday, July 27, 2012

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!