North Rim Trail

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North Rim Trail is a 26.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mariposa, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
26.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6817 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

backpacking
4 days ago

Spent the night on El Cap, and at Cascade Creek. The tenkara rod and fly was worth the four additional ounces, pulling in over 15 rainbow trout. The two of us easily hitchhiked from the Big Oak Flat Trailhead to the village parking near North Pines, probably the 10th car that past us, even on a weekday.

In addition to the fishing, the trail was great. We hung out with the Sierra Mountain Kingsnake and Rubber Boa, found bear markings on trees, got startled by deer enclosing on our El Cap campsite, and shared jokes and riddles over late night fires.