Dog-friendly Redbud Trail

Redbud Trail

Clearlake Oaks, California 95423
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Local Phone: (530) 350-2599

The Redbud Trail to Cache Creek is a terrific 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.

Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

Lake County - Photo Credit: @mollylynn21
Lake County - Photo Credit: @mollylynn21
Summer and fall pass you by? Winter is a wondrous time for both wine tasting and cashing in your hiking chips, so why not take a gamble on an off-the-grid, off-leash destination? We talked about Lake County as “Wine Country Done Differently” in a recent wine country issue, so let’s focus on one of the best places in California for wildlife watching, and at Cache Creek Natural Area, a patchwork of public lands west of Clear Lake, you’re likely to spot bald eagles roosting or soaring and some of California’s last wild tule elk roaming in the rough at this time of year. more »
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