Wuh-Ki'o Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Wuh-Ki'o Trail is a 6.8 mile out and back trail located near Auberry, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1151 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

river

views

wildlife

The Wuh-ki'o Trail (Wuh-ki'o is the Dumna/Kechayi term for the San Joaquin River) starts from off the west side of the loop on the Pa'san Ridge Trail. About four miles long, it connects with Millerton Lake State Recreation Area on the Madera County side of the reservoir. The trail follows along the Although the trail is only about 4-5 miles RT you must park at the SJRG staging area, hike down across the bridge and up to the real trailhead making the total RT mileage closer to 9 miles. There is decent shade coverage but this is a trail best hiked in the fall/spring or winter because the summers are very hot and all the vegetation dries up. Reason for moderate difficulty is because of the length but the overall difficulty of the trail is low. FYI this trail is open year-round

hiking
1 month ago

Did the hike at the end of October 2017, so everything was golden brown as expected. The first 1.1 miles (to the bridge) was very pleasant with some nice views of the river gorge. After the bridge, I had hoped that the trail would follow the river, but it does not. The trail headed up the hill. The turn off from the ridge trail was not marked, so be sure to bring your map and GPS. After the turn off from the "main trail," the trail was at times hard to follow and not maintained. Throughout, the trail was so high that I could not see nor hear the river at all. It was rather disappointing. Also, the end of the trail is not what is on the map, so again bring your GPS. All-in-all, not a great trail, no great views after the bridge, and not well marked nor maintained. Won't be doing this one again.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a difficult hike for summer because of the heat. Would like to try it again in the spring. Very hilly at the beginning. Overall tho, good hike.

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Great trail. Went to Temerance Flat before turning around. Looked like it keeps going from there. Will definitely go back.

hiking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Another great day hike that is relatively close to Fresno. Not too crazy on terrain and elevation gain. Sites are somewhat nice all around. I'd say a great starter trail.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Great hike .. Hot

Sunday, May 22, 2016

the hike to the bridge is nice but after that it's a pretty boring hike. once you get towards the end trail isn't traveled a lot so you may have to pay a little more attention. 3 gates and around 8.5 miles later your done. good exercise trail but not something to do for fun.