Tucked into a narrow canyon south of Strawberry Valley, through miles of roadless terrain, is Willow Creek. This drainage is loaded with trails that run the length of the ten-mile canyon and criss-cross the side canyons that drain into Willow Creek. The area is a favorite with horseback riders. Trails are not heavily maintained and route finding may be required in some areas, making this an intermediate to advanced ride. An added point of interest at the south end trailhead is a historic Forest Service guard station, complete with outbuildings and a spring. Built in 1931, this is one of the few remaining intact structures of its kind. The Willow Creek trail follows the creek where willows dot the banks, surrounded by a desert landscape of shale and sage. Several side canyon trails intersect Willow Creek trail: Buffalo Canyon trail 4 miles from the guard station is similar terrain and vegetation; Road Hollow trail is 5.75 miles from the guard station; French Hollow trail 6.75 miles from the guard station is steep and forested.