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3 Ponds Trail is a 12.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Williams, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 12.4 mi Elevation gain 2,345 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Wild flowers
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Mari Villa
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Hiking

This was a really nice day hike before my 5 p.m. dentist appt. My pauses are 1st to use the vault toilet which was open. 2and to pee and reapply sunblock; here I had drunk a full Liter of water already. 3rd pause to eat lunch. 4th pause I had already drunk my second Liter of water and had to reapply sunblock again. Even though there were 3 ponds on trail with water I brought 3 Liters with me. Was a good amount. There were almost no clouds but a fourth of the time a nice breeze would blow and cool me down. Did not run into anybody other than other cars at the Cowboy Camp lot.

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Robert Scott
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This is one beautiful hike in the early spring after a wet winter. I was so enamored by the scenery it took me 2 hours to go 3 miles. If the river is high, then the best way to get across after parking at the High Bridge Trail head in the BLM parking lot is to walk north on 16 across the bridge. Hop over the boulders, and walk up and around to the trail on the west side of the river. About 3.5 miles to the ridge just beyond the pond is where the loop begins. Two signs point down to Cowboy Camp and Thompson Canyon. The other sign to the west/left does not show a name, but it is the other direction for 3 Ponds Trail, just as shown on the map.

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Frieda McKaughan
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AllTrails User
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Dan Allen
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