Blue Oak Trail

EASY 35 reviews

Blue Oak Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Friant, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.6 miles 482 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

Good for kids at least the first half.

4 months ago

lots to see. good view of the lake. adequate amounts of shade. not good for small kids

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Best in the winter when the Bald Eagles are here and the snakes aren't. Dogs are not allowed on state park trails although I've seen a few.

10 months ago

Great for winter months due to the low elevation. In the spring and summer I prefer higher elevations due to rattle snakes. Great for dogs!

hiking
10 months ago

The trail itself is nice and easy, even for beginning hikers. It starts at the Blue Oak campsite and is clearly marked. The road runs parallel to it until about half way, which is as far as we went. Sadly, once we got to McKenzie Point there were a bunch of rattlesnakes and we decided not to cross them so we turned around. The wildflowers were gorgeous this year and I'm glad we went. But danger of rattlesnakes? No thanks.

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11 months ago

Did not see any Bald Eagles alas! However,
the wild flowers are plentiful. Saw Popcorn flower, Lupine, Shooting Star, Fiddleneck, Brodiaea, Baby Blue Eyes and many others.

trail running
11 months ago

It was a great location for a run.

11 months ago

We deviated from the path and followed some cow trails down to the shore. There was no set path, and it was a work out, going up and downhill. Way better the. The set pathway.

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

This is a very good beginners trail.

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Easy to get to and makes for a perfect beginners mountain bike trail

hiking
1 year ago

Easy trail, but nice views of the lake.