PG&E maintains a paved road in the area of the Faraday Dam and Powerhouse that is available to non-motorized access.
This makes for a very easy hike with the dog and wife — no bush whacking, no soggy sneakers and no cheat-grass.
The road lies in Level III ecoregion 4, The Cascades.
Level IV ecoregion 4a, Western Cascades Lowlands and Valleys
It was a pleasant day that heated up a bit toward the end of our trek allowing us to take off the fleece and rain jackets that we started out with. There was a large collection of vultures in the area and we even came across a Dipper as it patrolled the fish weir.