Stanislaus River Trail From Knights Ferry

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Stanislaus River Trail From Knights Ferry is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakdale, 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
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

hiking
3 days ago

Nice short trail with great looks at the river. Pretty good traffic, dogs are allowed to come as well. Picnic area for family outings if you want to set it up. Parking was a little tough to spot as I got there around 10 AM.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Bridge was nice, it's right near the parking lot. The trail itself becomes very narrow after the first half mile and isn't the best for running. You also have to hop over a barbed wire fence at one point.

hiking
1 month ago

Great, fairly well-maintained trail for hiking. There is a mild change in elevation and quite a bit of rocks but nothing too difficult. It's $5 to park (otherwise free if you have a national park pass or anything similar to that). Very dog friendly. We brought brought dog booties just in case :) but our dog didn't need them and she enjoyed the hike.

Watch out for beer bottles and broken glass along parts of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

It's a nice trail but has tons of small rocks that are the perfect size for rolling ankles. Good ankle support is a must. Not too far off the beaten path if you want a quick hike. There's a handful of lookout points for the river.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Very beautiful scenery. Nice creative car trails. Little shorts but well worth it .

2 months ago

2 months ago

This trail has something for everyone. Overflow parking on other side of bridge/river. Doggie and family friendly.

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hiking
4 months ago

Went through the rocks instead of the normal trail and had a blast. Always nice, they now charge $5 to park and only accept debit.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty easy and nice

hiking
5 months ago

Good place to wander. Can veer off trail without much risk.
Not my favorite scenery, but it is close by so I come here the most often. The trails are pretty rocky and my dog has tender feet, but he will build up some calluses. It was a fun outing today.
Lots of dog traffic. :)

5 months ago

Great historic place. I took 3 of my kids with me and they loved it.