Cedar Creek Upper Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Located adjacent to our ski area, this trail offers both hikers, mountain bikers and equestrian units a downhill run of some 3 plus miles that ends at the Cedar Creek Lower Trailhead.  Easy access and close to Alturas and Cedarville. Before you head out to the trail, consider checking out this guide to the interpretive sites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/10/2022/2022: Open.
Operational Hours: Day Use - Sunrise to Sunset
Fees: No fee.
Open Season: Open all year.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: When parking for extended periods at trailheads always secure all food, packaging and ice chests in the trunk of your vehicle.  Do not park in front of gates or partially obstruct a fire road.
Closest Towns: Cedarville 7 miles, Alturas, 18 miles.
Water: No
Restroom: Currently not available - Flush Toilet (2)
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Alturas go north 5 miles on US Hwy 395 to Hwy 299. Turn east on Hwy 299 toward Cedarville and go approximately 13 miles to the sign for the ski area. Turn south and the ski area is visable from the road. The trailhead is just east of the ski hill.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Start at the upper trailhead and hike down the 3 miles to the lower trailhead for an easier day hike. There is parking along the road or at the ski area.
Fire Information Campfires are not permitted anywhere along this trail.

Horse Riding

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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