The Pardee Section of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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The Pardee Section of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Valley Springs, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
748 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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7 months ago

Good to be outside. Great this spring.

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8 months ago

Permit required, $3, can be purchased online. EBMUD I believe.
The trail was relatively mild as far as elevation.
Lots of cows and people riding horses.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

3.5 (Hiked to the Pardee overlook)

To hike the trail a daily parking permit is required. Very inexpensive ($3 for the day, $20 for the year?)

The trail itself is wide, mix of gravel and dirt. The trees are spread apart. Not too shady so if hiking during a sunny day or the summer, bring a large hat, sunscreen, water!!

The hike was mildly moderate/easy from my experience and duration. Rolling hills. Small streams caused by the rain we've recently received. At the top of Pardee Overlook, great views westward toward Camanche and the valley.

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

rolling hills, gravle road, not much shade, lots of cows and no dogs.

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11 months ago

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Pretty area, nice rolling hills. Surprised to see signs saying permit from EBMUD required to park and use the trail. Lots of equestrian activity here - perhaps that's why. Nice wide gravel trail the whole way.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hiked this today with my 10 year old. We did 7.9 miles (according to my fitbit) - I think we went a little further than this exact trail. Definitely lots of areas without shade ~ but a great hike. And, as one person mentioned before, watch out for rattlesnakes. A fairly large one (about 4.5ish feet long and fat) crossed the trail directly in front of us. Otherwise, saw plenty of squirrels, a deer & birds. Oh, and for summer hikes, bring lots of water:)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cool hike. lots of cows

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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Sunday, March 06, 2016