Trails at Indian Creek Recreation Area
(A) INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR TO SUMMIT LAKE: A little steep at first, this one-mile hiking trail segment affords the hiker a scenic overlook of the Indian Creek area on the way to little Summit Lake.
(B) SUMMIT LAKE TO CURTZ LAKE: This old jeep trail is closed to motor vehicle use and is now used as a hiking trail. About a mile long, it provides access between these two small lakes.
(C) CURTZ LAKE TO CARSON RIVER: It's all downhill along this two-mile trail segment, leading to the beautiful East Fork of the Carson River. A second portion of this trail, about a mile long, parallels the river. Remember, it's all uphill when you return from the river.
(D) INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR TO CARSON RIVER: This faint, two and three-quarter mile trail offers some spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains. This trail descends to the East Fork of the Carson River by a series of switch-backs, is steep in places and meets the river at a pleasant little clearing. The trail is seldom maintained, so use caution on rough segments.
When in the back country please remember...
* No motor vehicles on the trails.
* Carry out your own trash.
* Be careful with all fires.
* California campfire permits are required for fires outside of a developed campground.
* Stay on the trails - don't cut across switchbacks.
* For safety, let someone know where you will be hiking and if possible, don't hike alone.