"This short trail travels alongside the Merced River, designated a wild and scenic river and managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The trail is an easy one, suitable for passenger vehicles, and is open year-round. It leads to three BLM campgrounds (fee required), two permit-only public gold dredging sites, and a number of walk-in or boat-in campsites. The road is a popular in the summer because it provides easy access to many swimming holes along the river. The 4.9-mile trail passes three sets of rapids that are part of a 28-mile stretch of river popular with rafters. This section of the river, from Red Bud to Bagby, is rated Class III to Class V with one mandatory portage. The river is also popular with anglers, who can fish for brown and rainbow trout. Special Attractions: Fishing, swimming, rafting, and gold panning (where permitted) on the Merced River; BLM campgrounds and backcountry campsites; A popular mountain bike trail that continues to California 49. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any)."