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Trestle Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grizzly Flats, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 462 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Danielle Hatcher
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Hiking

This was a great easy hike. My three kids and I did it alone. We went all the way to the creek which is small right now but beautiful. It recorded at over five miles. Just FYI.

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Jason Medici
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HikingGreat!

Wonderful little easy 2 hour hike. Very quiet. Dense forest all the way throughout the hike and end at a little creek. Lots of potholes on the road that approaches the trailhead so drive carefully, don’t wanna get stuck out there. Drive up from Sac and it took about an hour and 20 min to get there. Probably won’t do this again as it’s really easy and although it was beautiful, I was left wanting more. The old trestle and other wooden structures were really cool to look at and it was fun wondering how bad ass those guys were back then who built that stuff way out there.

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Sarah Hibel
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April Stevenson
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Hiking

We missed the very well marked fork in the road. Lol. Got a little dicey so we turned back. Really quiet. Didn’t look hiked by anyone else in days!

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Marc R
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Mickey Smith
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HikingBugs

Beautiful clean trail easy for all hiking levels, awesome vistas and ends in a gorgeous tributary to the Cosumnes River. Trails are exposed to mid to late afternoon sun, so on warm days bring water and sunscreen or go earlier in the day.

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Kelly Seibert
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Hiking

Easy, DF friendly trail with great history of the area

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Robin Ziolkowski
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Hiking

Great! Saw one other group. We didn’t finish because the little one got restless but we’ll be back! i also forgot to start the recording at the start point.

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Rae Vander Werf
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You can walk the road but the trial is not there. It’s so over grown you can’t see where it is. Please hike trail.

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Marla Boyd
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Kami Kincheloe
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Completed a lightly trafficked trail today out of Grizzly Flats. The trail name is trestle trail and lightly visited is an understatement-it really is an isolated, quiet trail. Not a soul in sight. The trail is approximately 4 miles long in the mist of an absolutely beautiful backdrop. AllTrails maps is NOT correct. Overall easy trail with slight incline. On AllTrails it states there is a river but there is no river; it’s actually just a very small creek but large enough to provide the sound of water dancing over rocks. Apparently this trail was once a railroad (hence name trestle) and I will be doing some research to find the history on this trail/railroad. Decomposed Trestles decorate the trail and one can almost feel the history. Not my favorite hike and probably will not do it again. If should decide to do this hike make sure to spray yourself with bug spray

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Imani Muzzleman
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Hiking

It was a bit hard to find the trailhead as the sign is really small. So when you do this one be sure to be on the look for the trail sign because it’s easy to miss. Other than that it’s very fun and has a lot of great views

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Leigh Weber
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Jeri Dahlke
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Very enjoyable walk, some views, creek, pine tree smell, some song birds, saw a small harmless snake near the creek, the trestle remnants, enough variety to keep it interesting. Parked around the bend of Capps Crossing Rd.--which does have some pot holes, most of which can be avoided. Then walked the fire Rd. to the trail. Clear trail, lots of shade, but enough sun to warrant sunscreen. Remote, so very quiet. Flies that like your face in the sun, some mosquitoes near the creek. Saw one person. Though high elevation, temps are high.

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Ana W.
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Hiking

Such a cute and fun trail! We parked right on the side of the fire road off of Caps Crossing. From there it’s about a mile (give or take) down to the trailhead. Keep your eye out for the trailhead...we missed it and walked about an extra mile down the fire road. The trailhead is up the hill to your left. The creek was beautiful and we explored a little bit before heading back. Definitely recommend this trail!

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CAROLYN S
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Hiking

Kinda obscure hike. Little hikers in the area. Very shaded. Trail has a few junctions that can get you turned around so pay attention to the map. Easy and fun to see the old trestle track still there.

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Matt Brandt
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saw a bear right before the trailhead.

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Chris Tanaka
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I dont care for short hikes so I parked by the road and made it a ~5 mile hike. Lots of shade not too difficult. Mosquitos were out so take repellent. creek at the end was nice to relax and have lunch.

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Virginia Herte
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The Diamond and Caldor Railway operated the 34 miles of narrow gauge track between 1994 and 1953. They were a subsidiary of California Door Co. of Oakland and ran logs to a door factory in Diamond Springs. While the rails are gone, the ties and remains of four trestles are still visible. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_and_Caldor_Railway

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Amanda Shaffer
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Hiking

Park on the side of the road next to a fire road. The trail starts about a half mile from the beginning of the fire road, and a sign will direct you to walk to the left up a small hill. I’m not sure what the history of this area is but there clearly used to be train train tracks along the trail—you can see areas where the tracks have been demolished, there’s a sign for a train halfway through the trail. Trail is a loop that takes you to a pretty creek and back again. A lot of it is in the shade and it’s mostly flat with a slight incline, mostly on the return. History: there used to be a logging company here that had a train that moved the logs from the forest outwards. There are at least three areas where you can see trestles that are still standing, and a sign with a train on it. Beautiful hike, lots of wild flowers. Will definitely do the hike again.

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Naomi Jimison
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Eric tepper
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Hiking

Awesome trail. Low slope as most rail trails are. Great little river at the end. Nicely shared.

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Kristina Bee
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No where really to park (that I know of) but pretty cute 1.2 mile trail. Not sure why anyone bothered installing the rail ties they’re annoying for a run and it’s not steep enough where they are. They could be used on the short steep segment between the end of the trail and the creek. Overall had a lovely quick run. Thank You for building!

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Laura Thomson
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Summer Brasuel
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Kim Yeager
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Tim Becker
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Heather Rowan
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