Cache Creek Natural Area

Cache Creek Natural Area

21777 E State Hwy. 20
Clearlake Oaks, California 95423
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Local Phone: (707) 468-4000

The Cache Creek Natural Area is a secluded, hilly expanse of oak woodlands, grasslands, and chaparral is a combination of over 70,000 acres of BLM managed lands and 4,700 acres of State and County lands. 

The three main trails are the Redbud Trail, the Judge Davis Trail, and the Perkins Creek Ridge Trail.

Directions:
?Trailheads for the Cache Creek Area can be accessed from State Highway 20, west of Williams, CA and from State Highway 16, north of Rumsey, CA.

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Some peace and quiet! - Photo Credit: Jennifer Waicukauski
Some peace and quiet! - Photo Credit: Jennifer Waicukauski
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Lake County - Photo Credit: @mollylynn21
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