Explore the most popular trails near Angels Camp with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Angels Camp, California Map
15 days ago

So beautiful!!! The loop is perfect very scenic along the lake. Bathrooms and Tons of parking. Go on this hike and you won’t be disappointed! Very little wildlife or bugs midday. Mix of sun and shade! Not too rocky.

24 days ago

Very nice, easy hike that has great views of New Melones lake on the back side. This trail is also used by mountain bikes, so keep an eye out for them behind you. We saw a bobcat while on our trip and after talking with the ranger afterwards found out there is a family of them living in that area off the trail. Highly recommended if you’d like a relaxing walk through the trees with great views while in the area.

mountain biking
bridge out
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over grown
private property
washed out
1 month ago

Nice easy hike

5 months ago

Parking in boat ramp lot. Short hike uphill on road to left turn (recommenced over turning right). Flat for ~1 mile so can be used as an out-and-back at that point if desired, especially if you want to avoid poison oak that is close to the trail. Only a couple plants near in first mile, quite a bit more for rest of trail. Narrow trail, single file only. Both shade and sun, lots of trees so view of lake is often obscured, but enough views to enjoy. When given opportunity to take upper “shortcut” I found fallen tree completely blocking path so that I came back down. In April: wildflowers, a few ticks, spiky thistle far enough to avoid. If I were to do again I wouldn’t go past the trail split.

This app should warn you have to pay a $8 day use fee

on Angels Creek Trail

6 months ago

Great hike! Not that many people on the trail until the end!

Loved this family-friendly trail! wildflowers and lake views.

6 months ago

Beautiful easy hike. Hills are green & poppies are blooming!

7 months ago

Great little trail. I would lean more toward this being an easier trail rather than moderate. It starts with a short accent on a paved road and then is dirt afterward. Pretty well travelled trail lines with no real major obstacles. The backside area has awesome views of the lake and a steep hill on the lake side that you follow. Not really an issue unless you were mountain biking at increased speeds and lost control. I would say that might be where the “moderate” rating comes from. Awesome trail with great views! Also, there is another trail inside the lake area that is not marked on here. Well marked with a parking lot just for it and trailhead. You just turn left instead of right off the main road where you’d head to the creek trail. We did not do this die to lack of time, so I do not know the difficulty of it.

7 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views. You could see snow on the mountains and plenty of views of the lake. There were so many beautiful manzanitas, little brooks, and lots of birds chirping and flying around. We went mid February so it was a bit cold and frosty. Definitely a great hike for dogs!

9 months ago

All posted signage refers to this as “Angels Creek” not “Angles Creek”. We hiked this in January and it was great. Views of New Melones Lake for the majority of the hike. The trail was well kept, some slippery leaves/muck. Good mix of flora along the trail as well, with some impressively large manzanita trees! There was a point where you can take a shortcut but it was not signed - having cell service here allowed us to check the alltrails map and choose the longer, flatter route.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wonderful trail with beautiful vistas over New Melones. It's a little less than 3 miles and correctly rated as 'moderate' - there are a few inclines but nothing difficult. The trail does fork at least 3 times, but as long as you keep taking a left you'll be fine. Even if you do stray from this trail all of them lead back to the beginning. This will probably be a very warm hike in the summer, in spite of all the trees, so bring plenty of water. As previously stated, look for the trailhead at the entrance to the parking lot through a gate marked "authorized vehicles only". I went on a beautiful Sunday morning and didn't see any other hikers and 7-8 mountain bikers. Enjoy!

Monday, April 09, 2018

Beautiful trail, lots of flowers in spring

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nice little hike with good views. Definitely good for kiddos.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Nice trail and views of the lake

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Nice little hike. We are enjoying a very mild winter, this hike might be a little too warm in the summer months. The views are simple beautiful. One lone fisherman on the lake. Definitely dog friendly. When you get to the first fork in the path, go up and to the left for the Angels Creek trail. If you go to the right you actually do the Buck Brush loop which is nice also. We ended up doing both for a good 4 mile day. Hike nine of #52hikechallenge

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Loved this hike. It is a Beautiful trail.

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