Hunters Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Hunters Trail is a 10 mile out and back trail located near Foresthill, CA that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.0 miles 1957 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



2 months ago

This trail hasn't been maintained since the 2014 King Fire. The first 2 miles are decently maintained and then it gradually gets turned into nothingness. We spent 2 full days attempting to navigate and GPS locate the trail to no avail. Ended up bush wacking through endless backcountry and up 1.5 miles over a hill with zero trail or signage. Absolutely do not recommend.

2 years ago

Well maintained for being so far out in the back country. Hell Hole Reservoir has some beautiful views. Steep up and back trail.

4 years ago

This is a beautiful 10 mile riparian trail (up to 20-miles out and back). The trail is very well maintained and open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. I graded this trail as "easy" due to it's very good condition and very little elevation gain. The only exception is the final 1.5 miles on the eastern trail end which climbs up to a road that borders the Hell Hole Reservoir. Here, the trail condition drops slightly. The remainder of the trail is easy as it stays relatively level and follows the beautiful Rubicon River. Even though this riparian trail stays below 4500', I was surprised to see absolutely no poison oak. There are short side trails down to the river. This trail is very similar to the beautiful South Yuba Trail, but without the poison oak.