Top Spots

Arnold Rim Trail

Arnold, California

7.71 mi / 1591 ft gain

San Antonio Creek Falls

Arnold, California

3.16 mi / 610 ft gain

River Canyon Trail

Arnold, California

6.7 mi / 1597 ft gain

Hike the North Grove Trail in Calaveras Big Trees SP

Arnold, California

1.7 mi / 40 ft gain

Calaveras North Grove Trail

Arnold, California

1.41 mi / 167 ft gain

Cougar Rock Loop via Cowell Creek and Arnold Rim Trail

Arnold, California

3.82 mi / 768 ft gain

Calaveras South Grove Trail

Tuolumne County, California

5.02 mi / 774 ft gain

Hike the South Grove Trail in Big Trees SP

Tuolumne County, California

5 mi / 560 ft gain

North Fork of the Stanislaus River from Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground

Arnold, California

4.43 mi / 489 ft gain

Places to stay

Murphys, California

Eco-Friendly B&B, Courtwood Inn

From $350 / night

Big Meadow Cmpg

Big Meadow Stanislaus Natl Fs

Big Meadow Cmpg

Lake Alpine Lodgepole Group

Pinecrest, California


Angels Camp, California

Glory Hole Recreation Area

Pioneer, California

South Shore Campground

Guides and stories

Confronting Our Egos through Travel

Ryan Longnecker

23 Things I Learned in 23 Days on the John Muir Trail

Girls Who Hike

The Desolation Wilderness Mindset

Morgan Woodhouse

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