Access to Canyon Lake Community Forest is currently closed due to logging activity on adjoining lands by Sierra Pacific Industries. This access will be closed for the remainder of 2020.
In 2009, the access road to Canyon Lake Community Forest, owned by Sierra Pacific, was washed out in several places from storm. Beginning in August 2017 the road to the trailhead was closed. There is no public parking or vehicle access to the trailhead. Accessing Canyon Lake Community Forest requires a 5.7 mile hike or bike to the trail head.
Please, No pets at Canyon Lake Community Forest
In 1993 an exceptional old growth forest was discovered and became Canyon Lake Community Forest. With over 2,200 acres this nature reserve has opportunities to hike around a 45 acre lake filled with cutthroat trout or through an old-growth forest with trees 1,000 years old. The excellent habitat provides opportunities to see owls, bears, cougars, diminutive pica and more.