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Blue Ridge Trail to Fiske Peak

7.5 mile trail near Capay Valley, California
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 7.5 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  This is a beautiful hike. It is strenuous, but since you're climbing over 2000 feet, you get some awesome views all along the way. ... more »

Dogs on leash are allowed on this hike.

Be sure to look for and sign the register when you get to the summit of Fiske Peak.

You can... more »

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Points of Interest

1. From the Parking Area

When you pull into Cache Creek Canyon Regional Park off of Hwy 16, there is a parking area on the left and a campground on the right.

After parking continue heading left (away from the campground) and go around the gate to head down a gradual ramp (Rayhouse Road) to the low-water bridge across Cache Creek.

2. Finding the Trailhead

After crossing the bridge, there is an old, barely readable, rusty metal sign saying Blue Ridge Trail and directing you to climb a small embankment. Once you've done that, head left again on the wide path. It will lead you around where you'll finally see the trailhead sign.

There's a rock monument at the trailhead commemorating Ada Merhoff, a... More

3. To Blue Ridge Proper

You'll start out heading south and climbing fast. At one point you'll cross the seasonally flowing Still Gulch. Take in the views of the surrounding hillsides. The closest one that you'll be heading toward as the trail turns northerly is Glasscock Mt. You'll have an even better view of it when you finally reach the northern end of Blue Ridge... More

4. Blue Ridge Peak

As you head south the trail continues to climb and you'll encounter several switch backs. One part of the trail has eroded somewhat and you'll need to scramble up/down a few boulders, but it's not too tricky. You'll pass the 2000 and the 2500 ft markers and eventually arrive at the top of Blue Ridge. This is a great place to stop for lunch, or ... More

5. Fiske Peak

From the top of Blue Ridge it's only about another mile to Fiske Peak. It's just a few hundred feet more in elevation so the trek is not strenuous. Enjoy the spectacular panoramas at 2868 ft. Don't forget to find and sign the register - it's in a gray metal box. Then when ready, head back the way you came for an almost all downhill hike back to... More