Sonora Pass Vista

Bridgeport, California 93517

Sonora Pass Vista

Sonora Pass Vista Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This short section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) climbs through alpine fields to magnificent views out over the strikingly barren-looking (though hardly barren!) country around 9, 643-foot Sonora Pass. The high, jagged, barren-looking mountain to the south is Leavitt Peak (11, 569 feet), whose left (eastern) shoulder serves to carry the PCT southward through an apparent moonscape of mountains. If you get in close to the "moonscape," however, you’ll find a rich community of hardy life thriving there, though on a diminished scale, stunted by wind and the arctic conditions of an alpine winter."

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Trail Information

Bridgeport
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.4
Distance
900 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours.
Duration
June through October.
Season
Stanislaus National Forest, Bridgeport Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Sonora Pass, Pickell Meadow.
Local Maps

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