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Oakdale, California Map

Relaxing, short hike with beautiful views.

Great views and nice hike!

Great little trail, kid friendly and some really nice views. $5.00 for parking. restrooms at the beginning and the covered bridge. family fun and if you want to fish, plenty trails down to the river.

really chill trail for anyone

Super pretty and relaxing. Not challenging at all but a really good place to picnic and enjoy the scenery

Nice little trail and some pretty good places to swim. I've done the trail and part of the river.

A beloved location for my family. Easy trail for my dog and 4 year old. The historic bridge and buildings just add to the memorable experience. Has a stretch of river that's good for tubing, and several good swimming spots if the river is safe.

Great trail for all skill levels and ages. Plenty to see along the trail (and there are a lot of side trails to explore) with wonderful scenery. Several trails lead down to the river which is welcome in the summer heat. Parking costs $5, the machine accepts credit cards only, no cash. There are a couple of restrooms available, one at the entrance and one at the approximate halfway point. Bring plenty of water!

Great easy hike. There are many trails to go up, down and around. The only is I wish people would carry their trash out!

I took my two small dogs with me and we had a great time. There were a lot of people but it didn't detract from the experience and having other people/families and dog walkers around made for a nice atmposphere. It was easy enough to walk with the dogs, though they quit walking on me at one point for the uphill as they are small and quite old. There are cool historical sites to look at and an awesome bridge to walk through. As you walk further down the trail(s), there are many you can take, you get great views of the river and the surrounding. You can find a trail that can take you down to the river to swim if you like. It was an enjoyable day and walk and I would definitley go back. Drive through or walk to the small town if Knights Ferry as well. It is a cute little town.

Beautiful and very easy hike. My 11 and 9 year olds were able to hike it without a problem. Cute little museum for the kids. There were other trails to test your strength and abilities, but the main trail itself was easy.

We are coming back soon!❤

We went on Sunday evening, it was absolutely beautiful but it was crowded! Several people playing really loud music with no regard for others. It’s too bad because the views are gorgeous, there were tons of wildflowers, and a lot of wildlife to see... we will go back but hope for a more respectful crowd.

incredible views! so many wild flowers.

Parking: $5 (doesn't accept cash only card)

has a historic land mark great for kids to learn some history and the view and walk is a great plus. there are restrooms up the hike.

dogs ok on leash.

i really liked this hike and would recommend

very beautiful!

Beautiful easy hike.

For being so close to the cities here it's a hike with some really nice views and tons of secluded spots to hang out for periods of time.. nothing too epic about the hike, but the ease to quality ratio is high with thus one

I live very close to this trail, so it is a great place to walk my dog and let her swim on the river. During the spring all of the poppys and other wildflowers make this place incredible

Perfect New Year Day hike. Venture off the main trail for the smaller, along-the -river exploring paths. So many specials secluded spots. Beautiful part of the river.

This is one of our favorite hikes. It’s like being in Yosemite, but you don’t have to drive so far.

Lots of off trail trails to see and climb the rocks if you cross the covered bridge. Gorgeous views!!! Dog did amazing as well and was not difficult for her. River is beautiful

great trail. good view the whole time.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Nice change of pace from the normal Central Valley agriculture. Small fee for parking but well worth it. Trail starts at the Information center and traverses up to the historic site and beyond. Feel free to hike the trail and explore on the way back. Lovely views and a great afternoon out. Plenty of picnic tables and river access!

Gorgeous scenery! River is a tad cold, but sure cooled me off.

There are a couple of trail options, when you come. You can stay on the old, dirt road and have a nice hilly walk, or you can meander along the trails closer to the riverbank for a better work out. Nearer the river, there are large rocks and boulders that need to be navigated around. We went early in the morning, but it was hot by 1030. Saw a lot of ground squirrels, a few rabbits, lizards, snakes (no rattles), hawks and turkey vultures. The river was lovely. Dogs can come on a leash. The National Parks annual pass was valid at this site.

Had a blast here !!!

My family and I really enjoyed it. We hiked back a bit and we were able to go swimming in the river. Our dogs really enjoyed it also!

Perfect for rock climbers and cliff jumpers. Water is crystal clear but always soooo cold! Love this place

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