Trail Review: Squaw Valley Creek/Cabin Creek Trail

by Shasta Cascade on May 23, 2011

McCloud, CA – I’m one of the luckiest guys on earth because the Pacific Crest Trail passes within a twenty minute drive of my house. In a very short time, I can be hiking in some amazing country.

After such a long winter, I’ve been itching for a hike so I decided to check out the newly renovated Squaw Valley Creek/Cabin Creek Trail.

To get to the trailhead, drive south on Squaw Valley Road approximately four miles until you pass Friday’s RV Park on the right. Shortly after, you’ll see a gravel road taking off to the right. There’s also a road sign indicating that this is the road to the Cabin Creek Trailhead. (If you continue driving straight, you’ll be taken to McCloud Reservoir.) Continue on the gravel road for about four miles and you’ll find the Cabin Creek Trailhead on your left hand side; it’s impossible to miss.

Most of these rolling hills range in elevation from 3,000 to 4,000 feet, which means they are clear of snow.  (However, I did encounter a couple small areas of snowfall from a storm the previous night).

Enjoy these pictures from the first hike of the season.

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