Clear Lake, that big puddle of blue in the middle of Lake County, is a popular vacation destination… Read more.
The Redbud Trail to Cache Creek is a terrific dog-friendly hike. Some up, some down, but nothing too strenuous.
The trail winds up to the top of the ridge, where you get a fabulous view of the creek and Brushy Sky High mountain. Once you reach Baton Flat, the trail crosses the creek. The trail then heads to the Wilson valley. Wilson Valley is a remote valley that is home to a sub-herd of Tule Elk.
During certain times of the year you may find newborn calves among the herd. The area used to be closed during the calving season, but it’s now open year-round.
The trail along the ridge is gorgeous, as you walk through blue oak woodland on your way down to the creek. Along the way, you will see Box Elder, Valley Oak, Arroyo and Sandbar Willow, California Grape, California Wild Rose, and Cottonwood along with a vibrant array of wildflowers in the spring. This is an area where Black Bears may also be seen.