Picayune Valley Trail: Granite Chief Wilderness

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Picayune Valley Trail: Granite Chief Wilderness is a 8.7 mile out and back trail located near Foresthill, CA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.7 miles 800 feet Out & Back

dog friendly


trail running
1 year ago

Nice trail to a pretty valley, but it is way out there. Parking is at Talbot campground and at a day use area just before the campground. For trail running, it's mostly a non technical trail and a lot of fun on the way back. In the meadows in the valley during mid summer the trail may not be visible in parts because it can be totally overgrown. There's a couple of stream crossings, and a use trail to a small pool before you cross the MF (the pool is upstream of the crossing), which would be a nice spot for a break.