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#44 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Plumas-Eureka State Park

270 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Plumas-Eureka State Park, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Plumas-Eureka State Park ranging from 1.7 to 8.3 miles and from 5,036 to 7,437 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Featuring a fascinating look into California mining history, Plumas-Eureka State Park sits amidst an awe-inspiring backdrop in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. History buffs will love the remnants from the California gold rush-era including the miner's bunkhouse, museum, visitor center, stamp mill, mine office, and Moriarity House. Those looking to recreate will find several walking paths inside the park, but also hikers can start here and venture into Plumas National Forest. There is also a campground for visitors who wish to stay the night.

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Map of trails in Plumas-Eureka State Park
Park information
Acreage:
4500 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
530-836-2380
Helpful links
Top trails (11)
#1 - Jamison Lake
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
NOTE: The access road to the starting point is currently CLOSED, so you can drive up and park outside the Upper Jamison Creek Campgrounds. Walk through the campgrounds and cross a bridge just past camShow more
#2 - Jamison-Long Lake Loop
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 15.2 mi • Est. 8 h 46 m
Jamison-Long Lake Loop is a 15.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blairsden Graeagle, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#3 - Eureka Peak Loop Trail
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Eureka Peak Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blairsden Graeagle, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, ruShow more
#4 - Smith Lake and Pacific Crest Loop
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 14.8 mi • Est. 8 h 2 m
Smith Lake and Pacific Crest Loop is a 14.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blairsden Graeagle, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily usShow more
#5 - Mt. Elwell and Long Lake Loop
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
Start on the Smith Lake Trail, near the Gray Eagle Lodge, heading up toward Smith Lake; once you get about .5 miles, veer left, staying on Smith Lake Trail, then, within .1 mile, you come to the Mt ElShow more
#6 - Smith Lake Trail to Grass Lake
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
Smith Lake Trail to Grass Lake is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blairsden Graeagle, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#7 - Madora Lake Loop Trail
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 46 m
Madora Lake Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blairsden Graeagle, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#8 - Smith Lake Trail
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
Smith Lake Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clio, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and snowshoeiShow more
#9 - Plumas Eureka Campground to Spencer Lakes OHV Trail
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 8.3 mi
Trail starts at Johnsville at the Plumas Eureka State Park Campground. A moderately difficult jeep-ing trail through forest, bare broken granite, fir trees, slopes of mules ears, creeks, remote campgShow more
#10 - Eureka Lake Trail
Plumas-Eureka State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Eureka Lake Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blairsden Graeagle, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
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