“A short trail leading to a central hub of trails within the Cache Creek Wildlife Area.
— Randy Carnley
Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Route maybe impassable after heavy rains. The visible trail leading east of the cafe is posted as "Closed to all traffic".
Lynch Canyon starts out by going south from the parking area. It then descends all the way to the valley and the 'Roadkill Cafe.' The Roadkill Cafe is an old hunting shack that featured a humorous 'menu' of roadkill treats. The Lynch Canyon valley is a broad interior valley that features some great wildflower displays in the spring. From there, you can make your way up to Cache Creek Ridge or south to a series of ponds. This takes you to the heart of the area so the choice is yours.
The trail leading south of the Roadkilll Cafe requires you to cross a small stream that be impassable after heavy periods of rain. A small trail leading east from the cafe is posted as "Closed to all traffic"
The devastating 2015 Rocky Fire burned large areas of the surrounding ridges and canyons. Please be respectful of natural healing and regrowth of the area and stick to the trail.
Flora & Fauna
Tule elk, foxes, coyotes, eagles, and even evidence of mountain lions. Various native wildflowers and grasses.