Miami Trail

Shuttle • 28.6 mi • 0 ft

Miami Trail travels a circuitous route through the northwestern corner of Sierra National Forest along a road suitable for 4WD vehicles as well as ATVs and motorbikes. The trail starts on California 41, south of Fish Camp, at the Mariposa-Madera County line. The first part of the trail is an all-weather surface of loose gravel to facilitate access to more than 60 miles of motorbike trails in the Miami Motorcycle Trails Area. There are many small trails in this vicinity; only marked ones are mentioned in the route directions. All trails within the Miami Motorcycle Trails Area are suitable for motorbikes only unless signposted otherwise. These trails have a width limit of 40 inches, which precludes 4WD vehicles. However, forest roads open to all vehicles also run through the area. Special Attractions: Miami Motorcycle Trails Area; Signal Peak Fire Lookout; Long easy trail with panoramic views over a variety of landscapes. High-clearance 4WDs are preferred, but any high-clearance vehicle is acceptable. Expect a rough road surface; mud and sand are possible but will be easily passable. You may encounter rocks up to 6 inches in diameter, a loose road surface, and shelf roads, though these will be wide enough for passing or will have adequate pull-offs.
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Activity Type: Off-Highway Drives
Nearby City: Oakhurst
Length: 28.6 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: April to December, best in dry weather
Trailhead Elevation: 3,500 feet
Top Elevation: 6,900 feet
Local Contacts: Sierra National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Fish Camp, Wawona, Buckingham Mountain, Shaver Lake, Yosemite Valley
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