San Joaquin River Trail

HARD 71 reviews

San Joaquin River Trail is a 18.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Friant, California 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 3792 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
1 hour ago

Really fun but strenuous! The trail splits, and we took the steep one, but you have the option to take a flatter one.

20 days ago

We all love this trail! Our two kids (age 9 and 4) do great all the way up to the top of "pin cushion" hill. Beautiful views. Very steep at times but awesome. We go here often:)

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike with really pretty views. Trails are well laid out; my only complaint is the markers are few and far between. Saw a pair of golden eagles. Going back soon. Such a nice trail so close to town!

1 month ago

the most challenging hike I've been on,as a beginner.It was well worth it!!!

2 months ago

hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

trail running
4 months ago

mountain biking
4 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.

5 months ago

Great Hike & Beautiful view once you reach the top.

trail running
6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
6 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
6 months ago

Great!
Up and down in less than 40min!

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
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