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Best trails in Arnold

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Looking for a great trail near Arnold, California? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Calaveras Big Trees State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park or Columbia State Historic Park. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Arnold ranging from 3.1 to 19.2 miles and from 3,894 to 8,369 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Arnold
Top trails (16)
#1 - Arnold Rim Trail
Arnold, California
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
Great views of forests, waterfall, canyons, and streams. Many birds and wildlife. Breathtaking vistas with panoramic views stretching from Mt. Diablo in the East Bay Area to snowy Mt. Lyell on the hiShow more
#2 - Calaveras South Grove Trail
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Calaveras Big Trees State Park preserves two groves of giant sequoia trees. It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Arnold, California in the middle elevations of the Sierra Nevada. It has been a Show more
#3 - Calaveras North Grove Trail
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 37 m
Note: There is a $ 12 day fee to park.Show more
#4 - San Antonio Creek Falls
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
San Antonio Creek Falls is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Arnold, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, wShow more
#5 - North Fork of the Stanislaus River from Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
North Fork of the Stanislaus River from Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Arnold, California that features a river and is rated as moderaShow more
#6 - Pacific Crest Trail: Sonora Pass to Latopie Lake
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
The country around and above Sonora Pass is sublime. Few other Sierra trailheads along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) launch the hiker into such vast, wild grandeur within so short a walking distance fShow more
#7 - Corral Hollow OHV Trail
Stanislaus National Forest
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 6 h 59 m
Note: Trail may be closed due to snow. Please check before attempting.Show more
#8 - Spicer Reservoir Trail
Arnold, California
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Length: 19.2 mi • Est. 9 h 43 m
Spicer Reservoir Trail is a 19.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Arnold, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is Show more
#9 - Mosquito Lakes to Bull Run Lake
Carson-Iceberg Wilderness
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
Mosquito Lakes to Bull Run Lake is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Arnold, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#10 - Elephant Lake Trail
Arnold, California
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Elephant Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Arnold, California that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and natShow more
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