2.8 miles 1,200' elevation gain
This is a short, moderately steep climb up the Indian Springs Trail.
This hike is mostly in forest, and takes the short spur trail to a high point on the ridge tongue-in-cheek called a "hill" above Indian Creek in its canyon far below. There is another "hill" (Red Hill) that looms nearly 4000' above Highway 70 a few miles upstream. It goes without saying that this is big mountain country.
This is low elevation, despite having big mountains all around, and is snow-free most of the winter. CalTrans has a webcam higher up the canyon, and if it is snow-free there it will likely be snow-free for this hike. If snow encountered, turn back, and try hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in to Chips Creek as a lower elevation alternative. Snow and ice on steep slopes can be very dangerous.
This hike is in Plumas National Forest; owned by the public,
managed by Plumas National Forest. Backpacking welcomed;
campfires welcomed except late Summer & early Fall. But no
overnight parking allowed at the trailhead (PG&E property).
Maps Apr 2021 edition