Cache Creek Wilderness

Cache Creek in the distance Cache Creek

Cache Creek Wilderness is a 27,296-acre property centered on a 17-mile stretch of Cache Creek as it flows eatward out of Clear Lake toward the Capay Valley and the Sacramento River. The canyon through the mountains is usually steep but does open into flats of broad, grassy meadows with stands of valley oaks in places. There are also numerous steep tributaries feeding into Cache Creek in the canyon.

Once out of the canyon, the landscape opens out into a chaparral-dominated ecosystem. Elevations range from a high of 3,196 feet at Brush Sky High to a low around 750 feet along Cache Creek at the eastern boundary.

Mountains, valleys and forest in the heart of Cache Creek Wilderness
Looking across Cache Creek Wilderness
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