The Mokelumne River Trail to Middle Bar is a 25.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Valley Springs, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Traversing a remote section of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT), this long but leisurely hike with a shuttle option starts out on a historic stage road through Gold Country grasslands before traversing the steep-walled, rugged confines of the lower Mokelumne canyon. A hiking permit (fee) is required from the EBMUD available online at www.ebmud.com/recreation/trail-use-permit/sierra-foothills-trails or from the entrance kiosks at Pardee Recreation Area and Lake Camanche. There is no potable water available along the trail. The trail closes at sunset.