Monroe Ridge Trail and the Monument Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Monroe Ridge Trail and the Monument Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coloma, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
672 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Enjoy a 3-mile hike in the hills above historical Coloma in Marshall Gold Discovery Historical State Park. This nice hike starts on the other side of Hwy 49 from the parking lot ($8 for day use) and is a great introduction to some history of the area. The trail is fairly steep at the beginning but will soon level out and become more enjoyable. You can bring a lunch and stop at one of the two picnic tables along the trail to enjoy the views and listen to the sounds of nature. This trail ends at the Marshall Monument where you can learn more about the role Marshall played in Coloma while viewing his old cabin, a cemetery, church, and a number of other historical buildings in Coloma.

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1 month ago

Shaded most of the way. Sloping ascent for 30 or so mins at slow pace.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

More uphill than I expected but a really nice trail that is well-maintained. Lots of shade and some pretty amazing views. Be very careful of the poison oak.

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6 months ago

Love this piece of gold country. Beautiful views!

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11 months ago

Very nice trail. Not too long, not too short. If you connect Monument trail to Monroe Trail it's 3 miles.

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11 months ago

This was done almost 10 years ago with my wife on a very hot , dry summer afternoon. She live nearby in Rescue for a short time. Good hike with some views that we found more on accident than looking to do a trail that day. Sightseeing and stumbled upon it..

11 months ago

Monday, September 26, 2016

great hike

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This is one of our family favs. Love stopping at the local cafe/deli. This trail is particularly special because of the history. Very enjoyable.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

It was okay. There was tons of poison oak, we had to pay $8 for parking, and dogs are required to be on leash. The bathrooms are pristine and the park Rangers are nice and helpful. There are probably better trails in the same area.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Great trail for dogs!