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

The road to the bridge is still closed but you can still get to the campsite area which is awesome 10/1/18

1 month ago

very nice not to difficult to get to. kids can do this hike. as for the road to rough it is but don't listen to the GPS. take Crabtree rd the two intersect.

3 months ago

Don't follow the directions through this app. Thank God I was driving a Jeep, even then I had to get out and look and make some assessments as to whether I needed to turn around. Take Crabtree Rd out to gianelli and skip going through Dodge ridge. yikes. It was super pretty and a good adventure though. Def would recommend for a short lil hike with the kids.
Also this is labeled as lightly traveled and on a Monday I seen probably 15-20 other hikers. I would say that's at least moderately traveled.

4 months ago

Well I know there is a debate on whether or not you can/should drive up to the trail head and you could if you go slow but I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you like to bottom your car out when hitting pot holes and large rocks. I have a Honda Civic and parked in a small lot right before it turns into a dirt road and hopped in my friends huge truck to get there.

But! The hike was amazing and we did it for a sunset hike because the views where incredible once you hit the top part of the incline! We didn’t reach the lake because we found the perfect spot to watch the sun set (approximately 1.75-2 miles from the trail head) see pictures

Road closed still. 7/1/18. Seems that the road has been closed for 2 years at least. Doesn’t anyone work for the state/county that can get that up and opened? California’s the 6th largest economy in the world and we can’t keep our wild public places open..... sad

4 months ago

Don’t listen to the Prius guy below. The road is rough at parts but DEFINITELY drivable, you just have to go slow...like every other car. I even saw a few Prius’ (is Prii the plural

Great rugged easy to intermediate river trail. Easy to find your own private beach by the water. Also great for wildflowers, birding, camping, backpacking, and bouldering.

4 months ago

Really nice hike, not too rough. There was still a lot of snow on the trail, but not so much that we couldn't get through it. It was really chilly at night. In the middle of the summer it'll be perfect for swimming. Definitely will return!

5 months ago

Don’t attempt In a Prius. Unpaved road was too rough and Couldn’t get to the hike.

5 months ago

Wonderful first backpacking spot for the kids. Lots of folks out on Labor day weekend, but not so many it wasn't fun.

5/5/18 The road is still closed due to mudslides. We hiked it instead.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Be aware gate at the fire road entrance was closed and locked. Over 5 mile hike to get to the trails head . Not bad but not what I had time for today. Disappointing.

off road driving
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Anyone know if this trial is open as of 8/5/17?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Lovely lake and stunning views from burst rock along the way

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beautiful hike. Easy to get to the higher elevation and continue on to Powell lake.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Killer views only 1/2 mile or so in that just keep going as you hike along the ridge top. The lake was nice and serene, though a bit marshy around the edges. We reached the lake about noon and there were plenty of mosquitos about. Awesome mellow hike

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Absolutely breathtaking!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Beautiful trail that runs along the river. Spotted a few small waterfalls. Some of the trail is covered in large rocks which can make it alittle treacherous. Loved that there are picnic tables, a bathroom, and free parking. It wasn't too difficult to get to without my GPS. Would definitely hike that trail again!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Stunning views. Lots of switchbacks and elevation gain but trail is well marked and maintained.

off road driving
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Took the jeep up to this trail on 2/25/2017 only to find that the trail was closed. The official on scene said there was a mud slide. No real estimate on when it would be open again, but he said probably by May.

Monday, December 05, 2016

I came here on a early December day and did not see one other vehicle. Road is not the best to travel on but it is doable. Very nice views of the river in many places. I stopped at a picnic table looking at the river and had it all to my self. I stopped at the bridge and marveled at the view. I am glad I came here at least once.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Couple things on this trail, views are amazing! one thing to keep in mind if you are afraid of heights the road down is in good condition but its very narrow and a very steep drop hundreds of feet down so it is definitely a little nervy, but again amazing views. One you make it to the bottom there is a cool little spot where the water is calm that's absolutely beautiful. The bridge is very cool, I was alone so I didn't trek on the other side of the bridge but definitely will next time. Camping spots at the bottom by the river as well.

Friday, April 22, 2016


Thursday, August 27, 2015

I am a complete noob and my wife and I did this hike past Powell and on to Chewing Gum. Some seriously beautiful scenery and completely worth it. She did get nauseous the first day, but was much better on the second. Two parts of the trail to Chewing Gum Lake are above 9100 ft. There are two ways in to the trailhead, the easiest being CA108 to Crabtree Rd to Forest Route 4N47. The prettiest is Dodge Ridge Rd to Forest Route 4N34, and that had some pretty rough spots.

The weekend we went there were about 25 people.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

This was a fabulous day hike! The first half is more strenuous then the second half, hence making the journey back easier. So much variety of topography, all of my favorite things, water, trees, majestic granite mountains, wildflowers and a beautiful lake as your prize at the end. Well marked trail, a bit of a rid off 108 but was able to do it in a Nissan Rogue. It was a great day

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beautiful Campground. North Fork Stanislaus can be high, cold, and dangerous even late in the year: there is power generation upstream. The river is posted as hazardous.

on Powell Lake

Friday, August 02, 2013

Amazing hike. Easy enough for a beginner. Spectacular views. Worst part was the road in, all gravel for about 9 miles.. I suggest going in through Crabtree.. But either way it's a great hike

Friday, June 14, 2013

Passed Powell lake to Chewing Gum Lake destination last summer. Long day hike, although very beautiful. The drive is a bit rocky for the last few miles - good to have a truck.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

6-8-2013 to 6-9-2013: Hiked from Gianelli with final destination of Toejam Lake but camped at Whitesides Meadow 6.5 miles from the Gianelli Trailhead. Passed by Lake Powell, great hike to do but be warned of mosquito early summer, recommend hiking in September for this.

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