Pinecrest Peak Trail

Angels Camp, California 95221

Pinecrest Peak Trail

Pinecrest Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This short trail starts and finishes on the loop road 4N12 and can be driven in either direction. In itself, 4N12 is a highly scenic, easy drive that gives access not only to Pinecrest Peak Trail, but also to Eagle Peak Trail, campgrounds at Herring Creek Reservoir, and hiking trails into the Emigrant Wilderness. In winter, the 12.8-mile loop of 4N12 is use by snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, though it is not groomed.

Special Attractions: Moderate trail suitable for high-clearance 4WDs; Unparalleled views of the Dardanelles and the Emigrant Wilderness; Numerous backcountry campsites; Snowmobile trails in winter. 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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Trail Information

Angels Camp
Nearby City
5.6
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Difficulty
2 hours
Duration
May to November, exact dates vary, best in dry weather
Season
7,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
8,700 feet
Top Elevation
Stanislaus National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Pinecrest, Bridgeport
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Sep 2018