Colony Mill Trail

HARD 2 reviews

Colony Mill Trail is a 18.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Advance, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
18.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4632 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

Off North Fork road. Started at Sequoia Gate, but should start earlier at Y as road poor beyond Y. Easy grade as it was a road into the park late 1890's. Needs some trail maintenance. Becomes "Upper Colony Mill" as you approach the Crystal Cave road. Trail weaves around ridge after ridge. Good view of how far you actually walked!

hiking
7 months ago

The trail seems to have taken a beating from rain storms. large section has a landslide (picture added) and heavy overgrowth and down trees. Also a lot of bugs this time of year. Recommend for very experienced hikers. Was beyond my skill set and was doing it solo, turned around for safety.

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016