Cache Creek Natural Area

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Trail Distance: 20 miles
Time Estimate: 2 hr 30 min+
Elevation Gain: 2600 feet
Leash Rule: Unknown
Difficulty: Hard
Parking: Unknown
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

Tell your pup they are going for a hike in Cache Creek Wilderness Area and you’ll probably get a wet sloppy kiss of excitement. This massive area is primitive and is closed to motorized vehicles, so your pal can really let go of their every day cares and commune with nature.

Since the purpose of this area is to improve and protect unique habitat, there are no developed campgrounds or facilities. Instead, it’s just you, your furry friend, and nature. Cache Creek flows through the large expanse of rolling hills, grasslands, and oak forests, and there are several trails in the area. One of the most pupular is the Judge Davis Trail. From the trailhead, be sure to follow the trail to the right. It climbs up to an old fire road, then heads over to Cache Creek. Your doggo will love the open landscape and views of Wilson Valley, as well as the woody oak groves.

Redbud Trail is another favorite. The trail leads you to the top of a ridge. Don’t worry, it’s not too strenuous. Once at the summit, Brushy Sky High Mountain comes into sight. As you hike along the ridge, enjoy furrific views and a beautiful combination of wildflowers, trees, and shrubs. From here, you can continue on to Baton Flat and then across Cache Creek into Wilson Valley. Please be aware that the creek is impassable during high water season, so plan your adventure accordingly.

Restrooms are available at the trailheads. Be sure you carry enough water for both you and your four legged hiking companion, and a couple trail snacks wouldn’t hurt. While there is shade on the trails, it can get hot during the summer. Equestrians use these trails, so make sure your pup minds their manners when passing horses. Above all, have a puptacular time with your favorite furry friend!

Trail Features
Grassland, Diverse Landscape, Forest, River
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations

This area is home to black bears. While hiking, make lots of noise so you don't surprise the large critters. 

Address
Judge Davis Trailhead Mile Marker 46.07 on Highway 20
Rumsey, CA 95679
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Address
Judge Davis Trailhead Mile Marker 46.07 on Highway 20
Rumsey, CA 95679
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset