Johns Meadow Trail to Johns Meadow

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Johns Meadow Trail to Johns Meadow is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seven Oaks, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1013 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

hiking
1 month ago

Exceptional trail! A lot of hard work went into creating and maintaining this trail. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning. The overall distance from the parking lot to the old campground and back was 8 Miles (according to my wife’s Fitbit).

hiking
3 months ago

came back a week and half later to do the whole hike. Brought my buddies with me, awesome hike only saw a hand full of people. The trail is beautiful all the way greenery! 3/11/18 there was still snow so that was awesome too.

3 months ago

awesome hike in the snow! only went as far as the snow let us, about a mile in. regardless it was beautiful can't eait to come back and get to the meadow.

hiking
6 months ago

Such a great hike, have done it 3 times. The views are amazing and the spring is awesome. All 3 of my kids have done this hike. Youngest was 5.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a beautiful trail to hike/backpack. My husband and I continue to come back to this trail even after 20 yrs. It’s a great trail that starts slightly steep at the beginning and leaving the meadows. The rest of the trail has a gradual gain the rest of the way with some narrow areas(so watch your step.)
A great all around trail to teach kids the ropes of hiking/backpacking and getting use to their gear, without it being too far back in the forest.. There are a few vista points to take in the view. The rangers recently did some work on the trail and the meadow does have a sign posted.
The only disappointment was that that were signs of people not following the Leave No Trace...toilet tissue in plain sight. Please Beginners...take your trash out and keep nature clean for others.
Overall, great trail.

backpacking
8 months ago

There were unleashed dogs on the trail. My son is allergic to dogs and he could have gotten an allergic reaction on the trail.

hiking
8 months ago

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8 months ago

backpacking
9 months ago

It's a nice trail for backpackers because it the gain in elevation goes up gradually. Forsee Creek is lovely and the wilderness camp at John's Meadow has some nice, fairly flat clearings to pitch a tent.

10 months ago

loved the hike except Johns Meadows is not marked well. Great challenging hike

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Beautiful trail. Shaded and very well maintained.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

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Saturday, June 03, 2017