Best trails in Jackson, California

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Explore the most popular trails near Jackson 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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Map of trails in Jackson, California
Top trails (3)
#1 - Lake Tabeaud Loop
Jackson, California
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h
Easy trail, mostly flat and wide, that relies primarily on a trailhead starting in one of two parking lots, then following a short road starting southwest around the lake to meet up with a dirt road - Amador Lane - taking that until abreast of Canyon View Dr. then striking onto the opposite, smaller dirt road, trail, path mix to finish circling the lake near the Lake Tabeaud Picnic Area entrance sign. No true trail markings, but an easily-followed route for scenery. Distance was not measured formally.Show more
#2 - Independence Flat Loop Trail
Pardee Recreation Area
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
This is part of the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT) to Highway 49. A pretty ramble through woodland and rolling foothill rangeland, passing the lonely sites of many vanished gold miners' camps. This trail requires a permit to hike.Show more
#3 - Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park Trail
Jackson, California
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 10 m
Nice place to have a picnic and a short walkShow more