San Joaquin River Gorge Trail

EASY 47 reviews

San Joaquin River Gorge Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Clovis, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

Had a great time. Easy going down. Somewhat difficult going up but worth it. Trail is small. Had to step aside to let people coming from the opposite way through. Will definitely go back.

hiking
27 days ago

We visited the San Joaquin River Gorge again today. The Tarantulas are out and about this time of year. Also spotted lots of Quail and a big Roadrunner today. A little warm in the foothills in the Summer, but this is a nice trail for a Short hike in Fall, Winter, or Spring.

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

It was the first time my husband and I ever went through a trail. It was really nice, peaceful, beautiful. You can hear the sound of the river it got louder and louder the closer we got.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike in cooler months, ok for young kids and dogs. Can be a little hot in warmer months, Tarantulas can be spotted easily some times of year. There is a sign warning to be aware of Rattle Snakes in the area. We have seen some adventurous people rigging up to the bridge and jumping off. Overall a nice place to go for an easy Fall or Spring hike.

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hiking
3 months ago

Moderate level trail. Easy heading out, a little rough heading back. Dogs loved it as well.

3 months ago

amazing short trail, beautiful views, highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

I have already gone back a few times since my first time there. The bridge is beautiful and it's so peaceful out there listening to all the water and wildlife. I usually go up to the San Joaquin River Trail which connects to this on the opposite end. But to me this side is much nicer and a better hike. A little farther but not bad at all. One day I'd like to complete the whole thing. But this is definitely a nice place to go to just get away and go on a little hike.

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hiking
4 months ago

I've never really been a hiker, as much as I've wanted to be. So a friend recommended this place and a me and buddy decided to do this little hike. It was a nice hike that was not too long and the views and sounds of the river and pedestrian bridge were awesome. We even made it down to the river and found a shallow and calm spot where the water pooled around some large boulders. Just enough to get wet it in and cool (freeze) down and warm back up on the rocks. Great day!

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