San Joaquin River Trail

HARD 46 reviews

San Joaquin River Trail is a 18.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Friant, CA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

18.2 miles 3481 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

Pincushion Peak is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Friant, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking & mountain biking.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trails ends. Has anyone ever completed the trail without coming across the clumpy soil?

2 months ago

nice trail. water not too cold. deep enough to jump of rocks.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Been mountain biking on this trail since 1997. It's an incredibly challenging and enjoyable trail, constantly changing. It will test your skills and power. Very nice views from the summits, looking toward the high Sierras to the east and across the valley below to the west.

3 months ago

Great Hike & Beautiful view once you reach the top.

trail running
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Not too bad when you live in Fresno and don't want to travel too far for a quick hike. There is a lot of cow poops. so be careful of where you step! A down fall is there are other trails with no indicators on what there names are.

trail running
5 months ago

Great!
Up and down in less than 40min!

hiking
5 months ago

Great first time hiking to the peak. Pretty steep at certain points but not a long hike to the peak. Great views

6 months ago

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7 months ago

Beautiful hike with great views of the lake. Tons of wildflowers in spring. Only downside was there were quite a few people there.

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

Definitely a hard trail!!! We actually did this one of accident. We did the first 1/3 and called it quits. It's very steep up hill. Had to stop a few times to slow our hearts down. Would be fun to do again and push ourselves. The nice breeze totally helped us.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a challenge. It's pretty steep. I'm in decent to good shape and I was huffing and puffing. We saw a few people turn back before reaching the top. The view is totally worth making it to the top though.

8 months ago