Upper Miocene Canal

MODERATE 6 reviews

Upper Miocene Canal is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise, CA that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

6.4 miles 393 feet Out & Back

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walking
2 months ago

2099 Dean Road is where we picked up the flume it's overlooking the river below and the sounds of waterfalls while walking is tranquility personified! Highly recommend this section...our out and back was 5 miles, we could have gone further.

hiking
2 months ago

I would NOT recommend this trail (which is actually up to 15 miles r.t.) for mountain bikes; at least one person has DIED doing that. But it's a terrific hike, with numerous access points, for anyone not suffering from vertigo and there are many other good mountain bike trails in the area. Your best bet for sixty plus trails in the Paradise area is The Flumes and Trails of Paradise: Hiking through History on the Ridge. A complete list of local vendors is found on the authors' website, flumesandtrails.com. (Oh, btw, there is no such thing as the "Lime Saddle Memorial Park.")

3 months ago

Took me to a deadend road 2 miles from trail ...the other review said start at hospital but?? Where at the hospital?

5 months ago

start from the hospital and walk to the dam.

2 years ago

Drove out from Sacramento to bike on this trail to find it gated and fenced off with private property, no trespassing signs. Gates looked pretty well secured and signs said that the area is patrolled, so we left for the Paradise Lake trail instead. I would recommend going to that one instead!

walking
3 years ago

Nice short trail where you can walk beneath peaceful forest canopies and take in pleasant canyon vistas. The catwalk portions are not good for people with equilibrium issues.