SHAVER LAKE — Break out your hiking boots, everyone! Jim Gregory, a fourth-generation cabin owner at Camp Sierra, will be leading the parade from Camp Sierra to Big Creek Canyon along the Potholes Trail. The hike starts at the parking area of Camp Sierra and to the right of Abednego Cabin. The trail meanders down to the bottom of the canyon, and ends at the bottom of the canyon. This is an easy 1.5 mile round trip hike, so we’ll see you there!
This event is free and no registration is required.
The pools are at the bottom of the Big Creek canyon where the water has dug out pot holes over the eons. The natural water slides spilling into calm pools may turn into white water if the flow is too great, making it too dangerous for swimming. The water comes from Southern California Edison’s Dam Four which is the forebay of SCE’s Power House #1 at the community of Big Creek. The trail is popular for families to day-hike for swimming and sun bathing during the summer months.
Upon returning to the trailhead, the nearby BBQ area at Camp Sierra will be available for hikers to gather after the hike and enjoy their own lunch.
Hikers must bring their own food and water and are encouraged to wear proper hiking attire, and bring sun protection and bug repellent.
- 9:45 – 10:00 a.m.: Check-in at the Museum of the Sierra parking lot.
- 10:00 a.m.: Carpool to trailhead.
Museum of the Sierra
42642 Tollhouse Road
Shaver Lake, CA 93664
Check out this great video with some tips for beginning hikers!