While Canyon Creek Falls is the destination for this hike at 3.9 miles in, Middle Canyon Creek Falls at 5.5 miles in, along with several lakes and Upper Falls at the 8 mile mark complete the three falls hike.
We will follow an established trail that ascends mildly to moderately to McKay Camp 2.5 miles in.
Moderate switchbacks take us the next 1.4 miles to Canyon Creek Falls where we will stop for lunch and enjoy the falls. The elevation gain for this hike is 1,500 feet as we pass by maple, Douglas fir, oak, pine and cedar trees on what is described as one of the most beautiful hikes in the Trinity Alps.
Canyon Creek Falls being our stopping point to enjoy the scenery will make for a very pleasant day spent on the trail. There will be time for taking pictures, and enjoying the awesome landscape as we hike the trail.
We will stop either in Weaverville or Lewiston for dinner before making our way home. The Lewiston Hotel usually has a set menu with music on Saturday, and while off the beaten path a little is quite enjoyable and reasonably priced.
If anyone prefers to skip dinner please don't be shy in saying so, and carpool with those skipping as well. Dinner is always fun, a good time to look back on a day well spent on a trail. Good time to embellish the day's accomplishments too!!.
June weather should be quite hot, so bring water, hat, sun screen, light coat, lunch, camera, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, and any ideas you wish to share. We never fail to have a wonderful and safe day, so plan accordingly.
To reach the trail head. Follow Hiway 299 to Weaverville. Continue west thru Weaverville 8 miles to Junction City. Turn Right on Canyon Creek Road, (County road 401) and at the 10.5 mile mark continue to the right, passing East fork Lake Trail head at the 11 mile mark. The road is paved until the last mile, the trail head is at the end of the road.