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Wilson Valley
in-and-back

CHALLENGING DAY HIKE
or
EASY OVERNIGHT BACKPACK


10.6 miles  2,300' elevation gain

best season: 
Nov-Apr
but not if snow below:
2,500'
 


1:25 drive


dogs welcome


This hike goes through oak woodland up to the top of a ridge, and gently down and down to Wilson Valley on Cache Creek.  Wilson Valley is in the heart of the Cache Creek Wilderness.  There is a peaceful campsite on the bank above the creek.  At night you may hear the splash of the beavers, the hooting of owls, and other wild and mysterious murmurings of the darkness. 


Trail has clay mud when wet; let dry for 3 or more days after rain before doing this hike.

check recent rain here


This hike is in Cache Creek Natural Area; owned by the public, managed by Ukiah Field Office of Bureau of Land Management. Backpacking welcomed; campfires welcomed except during wildfire season.

 

Ford Campsite
Wilson Valley Campsite


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Street View of trailhead


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