Dardanelles is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecrest, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Did this hike in May. Accessed from County Line Trail Head. Started out dirt with a few snow patches. In the east & north sides of the cone we hiked through snow. Luckily we had a good map & GPS to keep us close to the trail. High points: heard the distant thrumming of a grouse; Stefano, the guide dog in training's, first hike (& snow)! Also, it was cool to circumnavigate a Dardanelles cone. Next--to summit one.