Avery's Pond via the Pioneer Express Trail

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Avery's Pond via the Pioneer Express Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newcastle, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
918 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The start of the trail is not clearly marked and it cost $12 to get into the park. However, the $12 does allow all day access to Folsom Lake. To find the trail to Avery's Pond it's best to park in the equestrian parking. The trail is, for the most part, shaded and this time of year has lovely wildflowers, butterflies, and caterpillars. The pond is a sweet spot with plenty of rainbow trout.

2 months ago

The start of the trail is not clearly marked and it cost $12 to get into the park. However, the $12 does allow all day access to Folsom Lake, pretty nice.
To find the trail to Avery's Pond it's best to park in the equestrian parking. The trail is, for the most part, shaded and this time of year has lovely wildflowers, butterflies, and caterpillars. The pond is a sweet spot with plenty of rainbow trout. Overall very nice.

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3 months ago

Great shady trail. Lots of poison oak close to trail on both sides tho.

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4 months ago

By far my favorite trail on Folsom Lake. Wide enough to walk side by side with your hiking buddy most of the way. Natural spring and breathtaking pond.

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5 months ago

Great hike with two 7 year olds. Pond full of turtles. Great place to picnic.