to get there:
NOTE: As of March, 2009, the low-water bridge over Cache Creek on Road 40 (Rayhouse Road) in Yolo County is closed to vehicle traffic due to the piers being undermined. To get to this trailhead you will need to hike, bike, or horseback ride in. I do not know if the access from the Napa/Lake County side is passable.
From Yolo county, Woodland and Davis, take Highway
16 up the Capay valley. Once you pass the town of Rumsey, you begin to
enter the Cache Creek Canyon. The road will narrow and you will be driving
with the creek on one side and the canyon walls on the other. When you
see the Cache Creek regional park sign on your left, turn into the parking area.
This is the lower park site of three that Yolo county runs as park of Cache
Creek Regional park. You can park in the parking area, or at a number
of pullouts on Rayhouse road, before the gate. If you want to drive up
Rayhouse road, you have to make sure it is open and that you have 4 wheel drive.
Drive up Rayhouse road until you reach the top of a saddle, and you see a BLM
road sign at a 4-way intersection. Go East (left), and eventually you will get
to a parking area at the headwaters of Fiske Creek, at the base of Blue Ridge.
There is a gravel parking area, and this is where the trail starts.