Lewis Creek Trail

Red rock coral falls, Corlieu warm springs and the old lumber flume route.

photo: Lewis Creek Trail Corlieu Falls. Photo by USFS.

Length: 3.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: In Sierra NF, S from Fish Camp/Sugar Pine along SR 41.
State(s): California
Counties: Madera
Longitude: -119.63274
Latitude: 37.43826

Driving Directions

From the junction of Hwy 41 and 49 in Oakhurst drive about 7.3 miles NE on 41 towards Yosemite to the large Lewis Creek trailhead pullout on the right.


The Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail to Corlieu Falls and Red Rock Falls is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oakhurst, California that features waterfalls, beautiful spring flora and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Follow trail along a historic lumber flume route (some remnants can be seen). Sugar Pine Lumber Company used the enormous flume to float milled lumber more than 50 miles to the town of Madera. Corlieu and Red Rock waterfalls please the spirit, as well as, beautiful flora in the spring as you travel this moderate to steep North/South trail. There is a gain of 977 feet in elevation.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 977
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Sierra National Forest
1600 Tollhouse
Clovis, CA 93611 -706
(559) 297-0706



Lewis Creek Trail Corlieu Falls. Photo by USFS.

Lewis Creek Trail Corlieu Falls. Photo by USFS.


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