Hikers in Dye Creek Canyon.
Dye Creek Preserve Hikers in Dye Creek Canyon. © TNC

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Dye Creek Preserve Guided Hikes


We are offering three guided hikes of the Dye Creek Preserve’s canyon trail this fall.

During each hike we will walk backwards in geologic time, observe plants and animals that inhabit the canyon, and discuss the cultural history of this land. This season we are offering our 4 mile trail route as well as the popular off-trail route to the top of Campo Seco.

  • The hikes on November 23 and December 8 will follow our trail to the cave at the base of Campo Seco. These moderately difficult hikes will total approximately 4 miles. All participants should be prepared to traverse a creek and navigate areas of steep, rugged terrain. First-time visitors can sign up for this hike now; if you have done this hike before, please wait until October 15 to register. This hike runs from 9am-2pm.
  • Our November 9 hike to the top of Campo Seco will be extremely rugged and more difficult than the main hike. To participate in this hike you need to be sure-footed and comfortable navigating steep hillsides. Our trip will run from 9am to around 3pm. Recommended for those who have already been on the main hike.

All hikes are free and open to the public, but space is limited! 

REGISTRATION: Please email shardage@TNC.ORG with the date of the hike you want to attend, number of youth and adults in your group, and your phone number. You can also register by calling 530-727-5751 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.