This is a great hike for car shuttling. Start
at the Judge Davis trailhead off of highway 20 and hike up the fire road on the east
side of the parking area. (on your right if you are facing highway 20).
You initially start uphill, and then reach a fairly steep area. Don't
worry, it is only a small climb, and once you reach the top of the ridge is
is fairly gentle. You stay on the ridge the entire way, heading south, and eventually
drop down to Cache Creek at the confluence of Cache Creek and Bear Creek at
Highway 16. You may have to wade accross Bear Creek, depending on the season and how much water is in the creek. A fabulous one-way hike!
Distance: 9.5 miles from Highway 20 to Highway 16 at Bear creek, and
a total elevation gain of about 1500 feet. If you do the hike from Bear Creek
and Highway 16 at the Cache Creek Confluence, up to the pond on the ridge, it
is 2.5 miles, one way, to the pond. This hike has a total elevation gain of