Pioneer Express Trail from Sterling Pointe is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Bay, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
997 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

1 month ago

Great App

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. Could be confusing at times about which direction to go. On an early Sunday morning, there was very few people out. Trail is narrow and must be done single file for the most part. Lots of animal (horse and other) excrement on the path.

3 months ago

Nice trail along Folsom Lake. Pretty hot in mid July but close enough to the lake in a couple spots that you can take a pit stop and swim to cool off. Lots of poison oak. Beautiful trail.

8 months ago

The pros: There is free parking at the Sterling Point Equestrian Staging Area, however the gate closes at 7pm. I saw at least 2 picnic areas with tables along the trail.

The cons: the trail is steep going down from the parking area. It is also very narrow, so not suitable for running. Also, it’s a horse trail so there is lots of horse poop to watch out for as you walk. The trail is confusing at multiple points where it splits. Also it’s confusing because it is not marked on google maps like the state park trail. I didn’t hike the whole trial, once I was near the bottom, I cut across to the state park trail and the beach area. Coming back was confusing since I had to walk through brush to get back on the horse trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail.. perfect weather! Great views.. Watch out for poison oak.

horseback riding
1 month ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
Thursday, August 24, 2017