Independence Flat Loop Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Independence Flat Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jackson, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.1 miles 774 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


no dogs

This is part of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT) to Highway 49. A pretty ramble through woodland and rolling foothill rangeland, passing the lonely sites of many vanished gold miners' camps.

Well marked. Restrooms in parking lot. Nice views. It says you need a permit from EBMUD, but they don't say where to get the permit. So you risk a ticket...part of trail bear hwy 49 is noisy, but that part is short.

13 days ago

great trail with river access and nice views from the top.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Very pretty and quiet trail. Everything was so green with gorgeous views at the top.