Explore the most popular trails near Angels Camp with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful trail with beautiful vistas over New Melones. It's a little less than 3 miles and correctly rated as 'moderate' - there are a few inclines but nothing difficult. The trail does fork at least 3 times, but as long as you keep taking a left you'll be fine. Even if you do stray from this trail all of them lead back to the beginning. This will probably be a very warm hike in the summer, in spite of all the trees, so bring plenty of water. As previously stated, look for the trailhead at the entrance to the parking lot through a gate marked "authorized vehicles only". I went on a beautiful Sunday morning and didn't see any other hikers and 7-8 mountain bikers. Enjoy!

Beautiful trail, lots of flowers in spring

Nice little hike with good views. Definitely good for kiddos.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail and views of the lake

7 months ago

Nice little hike. We are enjoying a very mild winter, this hike might be a little too warm in the summer months. The views are simple beautiful. One lone fisherman on the lake. Definitely dog friendly. When you get to the first fork in the path, go up and to the left for the Angels Creek trail. If you go to the right you actually do the Buck Brush loop which is nice also. We ended up doing both for a good 4 mile day. Hike nine of #52hikechallenge

Loved this hike. It is a Beautiful trail.

hiking
9 months ago

A lovely hike with beautiful lake views and forests. Trailhead isn’t obvious from Angels Creek parking lot- but at the mouth of the lot there is a paved road for “authorized vehicles” and if you head up that road the trailhead is to the right.

on Angles Creek Trail

Friday, October 28, 2016

Enjoyed a lot.

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

good trail...

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Nice easy trail. Little bit of an incline, but doable on foot or on a mountain bike. It was just under 3 miles.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's not 5.5 miles... It's only 3 miles at best! But the trail is nicely groomed and beautiful scenery!

mountain biking
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hit the trails today. First off, have $8 cash for the entrance fee. I recommend parking in the Black Bart day use near the bottom. It's a good/tough hike back to the top, but you'll thank me later. There is another day use parking just north of BB where the intermediate entrance to the trails are. That's a fun ride to a three way fork. The trail then split up towards the entrance or down into a steep drop followed by a quick wrap around trail with lots of climbs not for the weak legged. The Superior trail entrance is located near the restrooms by the main park entrance. This trail is a fast downhill single track filled with several switchbacks. Lots of fun! The trails are fast and you can get several runs in. Beware though, you will do some hiking on either trails or the main road. I'd rate my skills as intermediate and this was a challenge.

mountain biking
Sunday, February 24, 2013

Great trail selection from easy to moderate. I took a group of scouts here and they loves it. I love it. Great job New Melones.

hiking
Monday, June 18, 2012

Really good for biking but not so great for hiking. Sparse landscape with few views. Not a great camping area as well

mountain biking
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good trails from easy to difficult. The tower climb is a good work out and there are a few single tracks. Bring lots of water in the summer time.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

it's a decent trail, and it's fairly close by if you live in the Modesto area and if you're bored of the Dry Creek trail. It's a pretty short trail but you can take it numerous times and it's still fun. You can spend a couple hours there and take all of the trails but they are in pretty good condition. if you go during the week, there is almost nobody there. there's a few people on the weekends but it's never been too bad. the switchbacks are fun but watch out for the poison oak surrounding the trail in some areas. you should have some decent tread and your brakes should be n good working order before you head down the trail. I do suggest you park at the bottom parking lot so you don't have to pedal back up to your car after the fun downhill trail. also depending on when you go you have to pay to get in and I might be wrong but I think it's around $9. I suggest you go in the fall, winter, or spring because it can be nasty hot in the summer.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 07, 2010

Rode this trail for the second time last weekend, 7/31/10. It is challanging for the first 1/4, the stairway switch backs are a BLAST, then a great ride for the rest of the trail. I suggest parking at the bottom and starting your ride going to the top, where the trail starts, on the road, as this is the HIGHEST demand on stamina. Grouling uphill is really difficult after your ride on the trail.

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