Merced River Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Merced River Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coulterville, California that features a river 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.

5.5 miles
482 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly





trail running


wild flowers


washed out

3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful, once you hit the North Fork and head up river it pretty much turns into a goat trail. Be advised. If you do make it back to the waterfall you won’t be disappointed.

trail running
7 months ago

One of my favorite trails in the whole country. Seriously. I ran this with my dog and it was incredibly beautiful the whole time. After a hard right turn into a canyon the trail keeps going up passed a few swimming holes and waterfalls/cascades but turns pretty sketchy where large trees have fallen over the trail and some parts of it are washed out. Just turn back wherever you get uncomfortable. But I definitely recommend this to anyone.

Also, there are a few cool camp grounds on the road leading to the trail that I believe were only $5 or $10.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Best to go hiking early spring.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

it was a good trail, easy good view of the river, near the end where it loops back up it follows a creek with some swimming holes. the trail continues past the end. I didn't go too much further.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Perfect trail to enjoy on Easter.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The entire family hiked part of this one yesterday before we got drenched on reason and had to head out. It's a nice easy trail along the river with lots of milage. We will probably hit it again someday with just the hubby and I so we can put in the miles on this one.

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