Pincushion Mountain Peak

MODERATE 26 reviews

Pincushion Mountain Peak is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Friant, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
964 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

4 days ago

Great up hill trails, no map of the trails at the park. Looks great feels great, it’s hard at times going up steep trails.

13 days ago

It's a short, but steep climb. 360° Views from the top are awesome. If you go early enough, it's not very crowded.

26 days ago

Views at the top are spectacular, but it is a climb to get there. Dogs actually aren't allowed on the trail. There is a sign at the trailhead that says no dogs allowed on trails. They are only allowed in the picnic area.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The elevation gain on this is all in the last 6/10ths of a mile essentially. It's a workout.

When parking don't leave anything valuable in sight. I saw two cars with broken glass.

Go early the heat makes the elevation gain even worse.

It's quick-it's close to town it's worth it.

2 months ago

Not a easy one! I would say it is more a difficult/moderate trail. The view at the top is crazy

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

Great place to train for trail running and hiking. Recommend you check this place out in different seasons. Also, short drive from Fresno.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome place to hike, recommend you do this trail early morning. Be sure to bring lots of water if you hiking around lunch or after lunch. Going up will take a bit depending on how you pace yourself, and coming down is only half the time.. if you have trekking pole, now would be a great time to use them. Road is full of dirt and sand until you start to reach the top. You know your close once you start seeing fields of gold :) Don't let the steep hike scary you for making it to the top.. and be sure to hang out for awhile once your up there.

hiking
3 months ago

It's a bit of a workout! Didn't make it to the top. The last trek upwards was a little daunting for us and our pups. However, I'm sure the view would have been amazing...still got some good pics along the way.

3 months ago

It was a nice workout. Didn't make it to the top. Hate to say it. Next time I go I will make sure that it's not like in the 100's or high 90's when I went. Go in the morning when it's still cool unlike me.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

1 mile straight up hike with excellent views of the San Joaquin river n Millerton Lake. It was a nice workout.

4 months ago

Great early morning workout!

4 months ago