“A secluded trail paralleling cow creek.”
— Brian Smith
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Parking limited to ~7 cars on roadside up from the Ranch gate.
This tranquil trail climbs from McGraw Ranch Rd. all the way to the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls. Cow Creek Trail also provides connectivity between Gem Lake Trail
and Black Canyon Trail
. If your goal is simply to get to the Black Canyon Trail
from Gem Lake
, consider a detour to the falls - they're spectacular!