Golden Canyon Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Shoshone, California and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from October until March.
Lots of fun
Great hike. Very moderate. Doable in a couple hours. Great views at the end. The rocks are very beautiful.
We did this as part of the Gower Gulch hike and it made for a nice excursion. Very steep in one area but otherwise quite doable. Hike it at sunset or sunrise for an even better experience; this will also avoid the heat and a lot of hikers.
Fairly difficult at one point where trail takes a pretty vertical climb. A pretty canyon land-esque hike but if you're going to do Golden Canyon you might as well do the rest of Gower Gulch for a better hike.