Johnsondale Bridge Trail

EASY 34 reviews
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Johnsondale Bridge Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Johnsondale, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.1 miles 1197 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

rocky

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hiking
2 months ago

fly fishing
2 months ago

hiked back about 2 miles. great trail

hiking
5 months ago

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7 months ago

did about 3 miles in. nice trail. a little hot by noon. Lots of places to go down to the river

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This is a great river trail, especially if you aren't looking for a strenuous hike. The trail goes back almost 5 miles (therefore 9-10 roundtrip), before you hit the boundary and the trail leaves the river and heads east to connect with the Rubion trail. Along the 5 mile stretch, there are tons of access points to the river, great for fly fishin'. There are also multiple camps set up for an easy overnighter. If you do this trail, head up at least half way (maybe 2 miles out or so) to Dry Meadows Creek, where it comes in as a spectacular waterfall carving out a large section of the rock. There really isn't an end destination for this one, so just stroll out as far you like, and about-face and return to which you came when you are finished. Pack sunscreen, as most of this hike will be exposed. Don't forget to take you dog on this one too!

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Did this trail 2 weeks ago, not that bad but not exactly 4 miles though.

fly fishing
1 year ago

Finally got back out here for a solo trip, and this palace is amazing. if you wanna check it out before you go check out what i saw here https://youtu.be/Mn5WcW10eAg

fly fishing
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

My family and i kinda did this hike this past Sunday, only did a tiny bit of it because the trail was a bit to dangerous for my kiddos. Best make sure you have strong ankles as well as good shoes. You can watch my you tube video in the description and enjoy the bits we did see.

camping
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

Just did this trail this weekend and feel in love with it. Took my 12yr old and nephews and they loved it as well...I'd say just to be careful due to how some if the trail is made in the rock. Will do this trail again soon.