Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry Branch is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Long Barn, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Beautiful easy walk. Right next to South Stanislaus river
Great walk not hike. Great views of river. Nothing steep. Watch out for bikes.
I hike this trail often. It's a lovely, shady slight grade up the Stanislaus River. There's frequent water access so you can cool your toes. In the summer, I access from Fraser Flat. Access from Old Strawberry Road in the winter for a beautiful snowshoe trail. This is an easy-to-moderate hike. You will have a very slight grade (former railroad track) up then down (or down then up, depending on your approach). There are no steep climbs whatsoever, though.