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Grasshopper Mountain Trail

HARD 13 reviews

Grasshopper Mountain Trail is a 12.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Myers Flat, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 12.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3,359 feet Route Type: Out & Back


mountain biking



no dogs

4 months ago

Nice and fairly easy trail with no views until the top. Trail/road to the top is a slow gradual uphill road with a few steep spots but in good condition and well shaded. It was a clear day on my hike and I could see the Sierra mountains, Mt Shasta and the surrounding area but couldn't see ocean. Took the Johnson Camp Trail back which more interesting and a little longer but worth it. Took under 7 hours hiking and taking pix and saw 5 people the trail, 4 of them were at the parking lot with 1 actually on the trail. If you're looking for peace, solitude and amazing views, you can't go wrong with this.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

The trail head is not clearly marked. I parked at the gate and walked in a little over 1/2 mile before finding an actual trail marker. After that the trail was well marked. Overall I really enjoyed this hike. Clear and well maintained road. Lots of wild life- had two separate black bear sightings on the way down. If you want to avoid the heat, I would recommend starting first thing in the morning.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Haaaaawt, mostly in shade but still hot! Worth the climb :) satisfying work out and pretty hike. Loved the burn complex section...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nice easy day hike up from the Horse camp and good picnic spot at the top. Cal Fire happened to be doing maintenance that day so they let us in the firewatch tower!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

This was a 13.8 mile out and back if you start and end at the fire road trail head. The trail head is NOT well marked. Follow the Mattole Rd. west to just past the turn off for Albee Creek campground. Look for the fire road on the left after you cross the Bull Creek bridge. Take the fire road to the locked gate and park there. This trail is a little boring until you reach the fire lookout. The ascent is pretty tough. You can skip the fire look out by taking the Johnson Camp trail at about 4 miles and loop back to the Big Trees day use area. The peak was in the clouds on the day we hiked so I can only assume the views would have been fantastic.

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