The Mokelumne River Trail to Middle Bar

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The Mokelumne River Trail to Middle Bar is a 25.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Valley Springs, California that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
25.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4809 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

Traversing a remote section of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT), this long but leisurely hike with a shuttle option starts out on a historic stage road through Gold Country grasslands before traversing the steep-walled, rugged confines of the lower Mokelumne canyon. A hiking permit (fee) is required from the EBMUD. There is no potable water available along the trail. The trail closes at sunset.

backpacking
2 months ago

Heads up! Backpacking is NOT allowed on this trail. My buddy and I were out for four days camping along the trial before being stopped by the Sheriff. We avoided the fine because we had the trail pass permit that is required. Other than that... great hike! beautiful and well kept trails, pristine creeks and the like.

3 months ago

we had a BLAST!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Beautiful winter hike. Lots of history if you look closely.

3 months ago