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Stockton Creek Preserve Loop via 140 Trailhead

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Mariposa, California

Stockton Creek Preserve Loop via 140 Trailhead is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mariposa, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 403 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


The Stockton Creek Preserve is a unique partnership project between Sierra Foothill Conservancy and Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD). The completion of this 410 acre preserve and trail system provides domestic water supply protection, viewshed conservation, recreation opportunities, and fire hazard reduction. SFC worked in partnership with MPUD to develop the project and complete the 410 acre Stockton Creek Preserve with the county agency in December 2011. MPUD will now own and manage the property for its public benefits in perpetuity. SFC and MPUD are very thankful to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy for providing the funding for this now publicly accessible Preserve.

super rad. wasn’t crazy populated. didn’t see anyone out there today

off trail
1 month ago

5 months ago

Well traveled until the middle, then it’s a “which way do I go”. We took 2 big dogs, a 5 year old and a toddler in a cattier

over grown
private property
6 months ago

We had a GREAT time completing one final trail in 2019 hiking the old Stockton Creek Preserve Trail in Mariposa! 2 1/2 miles, 1 1/2 hours, 400 feet elevation gain, a reservoir, a waterfall, birds, views of Mariposa, and only a handful of other hikers! Warning: the top portion of this trail is on private property, it has multiple do not trespass signs, and even has new construction. We survived, but my wife kept giving me that look...

Sat Sep 01 2018

No picnic spots really. Very open trail - best done early in the day. Lake is pretty and there are still late season wildflowers at the end of August.

Thu Apr 18 2019

Wed Feb 27 2019

Sun Sep 16 2018

Tue Apr 24 2018