East Pond Trail to River Trail Loop

MODERATE 1 reviews
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East Pond Trail to River Trail Loop is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Yontocket, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

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hiking
13 days ago

Nice trail and a great day... 3-1/2 for the trail + 1-1/2 for the timing to share it with the Elk. Walking around a corner I saw a lone cow elk up on my left and was positioning to get a pic when I got around the corner and had the privlege to see the 2nd biggest Elk herd I've ever seen. The only herd I've seen bigger and I means hundreds more is Tomales Point. Wish I had my camera with me instead of my cellphone but great nonetheless. Tolowa is a great place to hike in the winter because, among other things the Elk seem to be around more. If you hike with dogs be careful in midsummer when the calves are young. I've had Elk aggressively pursue my dog thinking she was a mountain lion.