Canyon Creek Lakes, CC Trailhead | October 6-8, 2017

The Adventure: Canyon Creek Lakes, CC Trailhead

The Dates: October 6- October 8

The Miles: 18 miles (9, out and back)

What to Expect: We meet at 9am in the Sun Oaks Tennis and Fitness Parking lot to sort gear and do initial introductions. From there you will carpool and follow your guide up to the trailhead. From the trailhead we follow a steady uphill grade with some switch backing, creek crossing, and hill climbing. Our goal will be to make it all the way up to Canyon Creek Lakes the first day. Once at the lakes, further adventure, rest, and beauty of epic proportion is right out the tent door.

Who this trip is for: We know that the fall is a busy time for most people. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker who just doesn’t have time to plan a longer trip, or a beginning backpacker eager to do a big trip, we have you covered. With a lot of miles, serious elevation gain, we recommend this trip for those in good physical condition.  

Why we love this trip: This is one of the most sought after destinations in the Trinity Alps. We love this trip in the fall because everything is turning into bright autumn colors, the crowds are gone, and the bugs have completely died off. This is an opportunity to experience the heart of the Trinity Alps in one of the most spectacular seasons.

What to bring: Wild Beginnings will provide the following gear and equipment:

  • Tent
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Stove
  • Cookware
  • Eating ware and utensils
  • Water bottles
  • Water filters
  • Food and coffee!

Clothing and footwear are the only things you need to provide. Wild Beginnings has you covered for everything else.  If you have your own gear (i.e. backpack, sleeping bag, etc…) feel free to use it, just make sure it’s wilderness ready! If you have any questions regarding your gear’s ‘readiness’, feel free to email your guide,


What not to bring:

Fire arms and weapons of any kind (animals are more afraid of you than you are of them), any illegal or recreational drugs (let’s get high in altitude) and as little technology as possible (we’re getting away from all that, remember!?).


Make it ‘Women Specific’! All you need is a group of 3 ladies to secure this trip as a women only adventure. Email for more details.


The Investment: $375

Early Bird Special (by September 5th): $325


*Permits obtained by the Shasta Trinity National Forest*

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Wendy Ewing

Wendy Ewing is a Washignton native and Northern California transplant. Growing up at the base of the North Cascades, her entire upbringing revolved around the mountains. With her family, Wendy spent most of her childhood backpacking, mountaineering, skiing, and mountain biking. With a strong passion for wilderness ethics and personal growth and development, she decided to pursue building Wild Beginnings Adventure Co. Wendy has written gear reviews for Trek Tech, Innovation & Tech Today, and Active Junky. In the winter season you can find her back country skiing and both trail running and mountain biking the rest of the year. Wendy lives in Shasta Lake, CA with her husband, John, and their adventure retriever, Sauvie.