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Pinecrest Hiking

Hiking Trails

The U.S. Forest Service’s Summit Ranger District station, is a mile from Pinecrest Lake. You can visit them and get information about a little trail across the street that winds through a few bark teepees.

There is a four mile winding trail around Pinecrest. Considered a moderate hike plan to be gone for 2 hours. Look for all the wildlife in the area and be prepared for changing mountain weather.

Branching off of the lake trail are trails to Cleo’s bath and Catfish lake. The trail to Catfish lake, once home to catfish is past the dam. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour from the turn off at the lake trail.

Cleo’s bath is a series of natural pools along the river which feeds Pinecrest Lake. There is a sign directing you to Cleo’s bath from the lake trail but the hike is strenuous, you need good hiking shoes and be able to climb over rocks. For more about Pinecrest go to the destination guide. For more about the town and history of Pinecrest visit the community pages.

Note: There are no facilities on the lake trail or the trail to Cleo’s.

Pinecrest Videos
Brian Harvey’s video of Pinecrest winter hiking. Francis Cebedo’s mountain bike run of Pinecrest Peak Trail. Trail Peek’s video of Pinecrest Peak Trail Mountain Biking.
Chris Ward’s Drone footage of Pinecrest in winter. Curious Californian’s Pinecrest Lake in Summer Video Susan Snook’s video from inside Pinecrest when drained.
Hiking Trails

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Dragoon Gulch: 37.986831, -120.394004
Columbia College Trails: 38.033608, -120.394256
Tuolumne Railroad Trail: 37.973094, -120.226371
Lyons Dam: 38.093988, -120.164938
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail: 38.197011, -120.920377
Natural Bridges: 38.051619, -120.471027
Table Mountain BLM hike: 37.944314, -120.462135
Parrotts Ferry New Melones BLM hike: 38.042136, -120.458990
Red Hills: 37.838591, -120.469023
: 38.012115, -120.533649
Pinecrest Trail: 38.195224, -119.990616
Big Trees: 38.278251, -120.308468
: 38.246863, -120.263969
Day Hikes in Yosemite: 37.723804, -119.614746
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Dragoon Gulch
Dragoon Gulch, Sonora, CA, United States
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Columbia College Trails
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Tuolumne Railroad Trail
West Side Trail
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Lyons Dam
Trail to Lyons Dam
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Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail

Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail

Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail
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Natural Bridges

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Natural Bridges
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Table Mountain BLM hike
New Melones and Table Mountain details here
Table Mountain Trail/Grotto Climbing 1st parking area
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Parrotts Ferry New Melones BLM hike
Parrotts Ferry New Melones BLM hike
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Red Hills
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New Melones and Glory Hole details here
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Pinecrest Trail
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Pine Crest Trail
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Big Trees
Big Trees Trail Info
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Calaveras Big Trees / South Loop Mountain Bike Trail details
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Day Hikes in Yosemite
Yosemite hiking overview