Park Description:
Stebbins reserve is located about 9 road miles west of Woodland and is one of the many UC Davis owned environmental reserves established for public education and research.
It has basically one 4.5 mile loop trail that runs along the lush Cold Canyon creek, then winds up through dense Manzanita undergrowth for another mile before coming out to a spectacular alpine ridge trail with vistas of the whole lake valley.  It's worth the sweat. Bring a lunch and enjoy the view while sitting on one of the many huge glacial boulders. 

From Winters go west on 128 and at about  9.5 miles you will pass over Putah Creek. The trailhead is a dirt parking area on the right.  From San Francisco, take the Lagoon Valley Rd. exit and go up Wooden Valley to 128. Turn right and Putah Creek will be about 4.5 miles. Trail head is on the left just before the Putah Creek bridge. Map link

Link: to park page here.
Trailmap: here
Entrance free. What could be better.

Cold Canyon Trail
     March 19, 2007








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