Stevens Trail East

MODERATE 33 reviews

Stevens Trail East is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colfax, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1830 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

The trailhead is to the right/behind the Iowa Hill Store.

hiking
1 month ago

Wow, I had no idea there is an old mining town on the other end of the Stevens Trail! It is a bit of a long drive out to the trail head on a very windy one lane road. The trailhead itself feels like it is somewhat in someone's back yard--it felt a little awkward being a first timer and being new to the east side of the trail. Very good vigorous hike though with a beautiful spot on he river at the bottom the could provide good swimming. The trail itself has eroded in some places and requires some sure footing at points so be careful.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The river was beautiful aqua color with good access to swimming holes. Accompanied by local golden retriever. Hiked under canopy of trees.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hiking trail. It was beautiful the entire way, great swimming hole on the bottom... Penny the trail guide-dog kept us company most of the way. I would definitely recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

birding
5 months ago

Pretty hard to find. The actual trail head is actually behind the Market in Iowa Hills. The first 23,00 feet are unkept by the BLM, which makes it difficult to hike on. ALOT of Poison Oak, even on the parts that are "kept up". A lot of overgrowth, there are a couple of good views, and you do walk over a little natural creek/waterfall. Bring bug repellent, I made the mistake of forgetting mine and unfortunately got eaten alive by mosquitos. ☹️ Overall, decent hike, a good workout on the way back up, but would not go again due to the amount of Posion Oak and overgrowth.

6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

loved it! the trail runs above the river and the river is going so fast and looks absolutely gorgeous!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This was a beautiful hike, but start early as much of the trail is exposed to the sun. I wouldn't recommend this trail in the dead of summer. You can get all the way down to the river and take a dip, which is exactly what we did. Great views all the way!

6 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

It was great in the sense that it was lightly traveled, lots of shade, and a TERRIFIC workout coming back up to the top. I can say 'terrific' now that Ive finished it.