The Redbud trail to Cache creek is a terrific
hike. Some up, some down, but nothing too strenuous. So, what
you lack in total exertion, you make up for in time to look at the scenery.
The trail starts off in a broad meadow, and after crossing a drainage,
begins to head up the ridge. The trail winds up to the top of the
ridge, where you get a fabulous view of the creek and Brushy Sky High mountain.
The trail along the ridge is gorgeous, as you walk through blue oak woodland
on your way down to the creek. Once you reach Baton Flat, the trail
crosses the creek. The trail then heads to the Wilson valley.
Wilson Valley is a remote valley that is home to a sub-herd of Tule Elk.
During certain times of the year during Elk calving, the trail had been
closed after cache creek. However, starting in 2001, this will no
longer be the case, and the trail will be open year-round.
The BLM leads nature hikes along the redbud trail in the spring.