Best trails in Stanislaus National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Stanislaus National Forest, California? AllTrails has 79 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking 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 44 moderate trails in Stanislaus National Forest ranging from 0.9 to 78.8 miles and from 1,637 to 9,635 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Stanislaus National Forest is a United States national forest which manages 898,099 acres of land in four counties in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. It was established on February 22, 1897, making it one of the country's oldest national forests. It was named after the Stanislaus River.
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Map of trails in Stanislaus National Forest
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Acreage:
898099 acres
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Top trails (79)
#1 - Crabtree Trail to Bear Lake
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
As of May 2020, the road leading to the trailhead is closed due to COVID 19. Please check with the park for more information.Show more
#2 - Pinecrest Lake Loop
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
NOTE: Dogs are not allowed near the lake between May 15th and Sept 15th.Show more
#3 - Emigrant Wilderness Loop Trail
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 19.5 mi • Est. 10 h
Emigrant Wilderness Loop Trail is a 19.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking anShow more
#4 - Lyons Dam
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
Please note that the parking lot for this trail is closed due to COVID 19. Road/trail is collapsed about a mile before the dam.Show more
#5 - Carlon Falls Trail
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Carlon Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Groveland, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#6 - PCT: CA Section J - Sonora Pass to Echo Lake
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 70.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
PCT: CA Section J - Sonora Pass to Echo Lake is a 70.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Coleville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficultShow more
#7 - Kennedy Lake Trail
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 7 h 35 m
Kennedy Lake Trail is a 15.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#8 - West Side Railroad Trail to the Tuolumne North Fork
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 1 m
This is a perfect hike geared towards anyone in any skill level. You casually stroll along a flat surface winding around the mountainside wandering the same trail that years ago had rails used for logShow more
#9 - Preston Falls Trail
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Preston Falls Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Groveland, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#10 - Relief Reservoir Trail
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
Relief Reservoir Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
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