Johns Meadow Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Johns Meadow Trail is a 8.8 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2490 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

hiking
22 days 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.

hiking
29 days ago

backpacking
1 month 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
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 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.

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail. Shaded and very well maintained.