Owl Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 58th most popular equestrian trail in California.

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Northeast of Redding and Alturas, the Owl Creek Trail is a 15 mile horseback riding route along the Warner Mountain ridge in the South Warner Wilderness Area.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from Altruas, head east on CR58 (Parker Creek Road) for about 24 miles. The trail turns off on the right heading south.

The Summit Trail runs parallel to Owl Creek Trail just to the west.

Overall, Owl Creek Trail is the 58th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Owl Creek Trail including Western States Horse Trail, Foothills Divide Horse Trail, Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Mitchell Canyon Trail, Summit Trail and Empire Mine State Park.


Local Contact(s):  Modoc National Forest (530) 279-6116; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Backcountry Horsemen (888) 302-BCHC.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/modoc/

GPS:  41.4444, -120.2498

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  8/11/2016

ID:  14963


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