Green Valley Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This trail is steep to the river about 1,800 feet of elevation loss in only 2.5 miles and is, for much of the route, one big vista point. Dense foothill forest near the river, combined with old trails, makes for some confusing terrain. Prepare for this hike by poring over the available maps in advance. The dirt-and-duff trail can be difficult to follow right out of the gate, as the leaf matter filling the well-worn path obscures the tight switchbacks. Under cover of black oak and manzanita, plus ponderosa and foothill pine, you hike just shy of 300 yards, whereupon you won’t be able to resist your first vista of the North Fork’s upriver canyon and beyond to the Sierra Nevada."
--Jordan Summers, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Sacramento (Menasha Ridge Press).
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