The Best Hiking in Arnold

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Top hiking spots in and near Arnold

  • Arnold, California

    Arnold Rim Trail

    7.71 mi / 1591 ft gain
    Arnold Rim Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Arnold, California.
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  • Arnold, California

    San Antonio Creek Falls

    3.16 mi / 610 ft gain
    San Antonio Creek Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Arnold, California.
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  • Arnold, California

    River Canyon Trail

    6.7 mi / 1597 ft gain
    Rincon Shortcut OHV Trail is an out and back trail that takes you by a river located near Avery, California
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  • Arnold, California

    Hike the North Grove Trail in Calaveras Big Trees SP

    5.0
    1.7 mi / 40 ft gain
    When thinking of the iconic Sequoias of the Sierra Nevada, one usually thinks of Yosemite and Sequoia National Park. However, there is a often forgotten area of Giant Sierra Redwoods that gets far less traffic than the more popular groves. The North Grove Trail takes you through a grove of over 1...
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  • Arnold, California

    Calaveras North Grove Trail

    1.41 mi / 167 ft gain
    Calaveras North Grove Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Arnold, California.
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  • Arnold, California

    Cougar Rock Loop via Cowell Creek and Arnold Rim Trail

    3.82 mi / 768 ft gain
    Cougar Rock Loop via Cowell Creek and Arnold Rim Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Avery, California.
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  • Tuolumne County, California

    Calaveras South Grove Trail

    5.02 mi / 774 ft gain
    Calaveras South Grove Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Arnold, California.
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  • Tuolumne County, California

    Hike the South Grove Trail in Big Trees SP

    3.7
    5 mi / 560 ft gain
    The South Grove Trail of Calaveras Big Trees State Park sees far less traffic than the North Grove due to its increased mileage and distance from the park entrance. The trail starts at the South Grove Trail head which is located nine miles east of the entrance on the main park road. The trailhead...
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  • Arnold, California

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

    4.43 mi / 489 ft gain
    North Fork of the Stanislaus River from Wa Ka Luu Hep Yoo Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Long Barn, California.
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  • Twain Harte, California

    Columbia Ditch Trail

    5.12 mi / 732 ft gain
    Columbia Ditch Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Twain Harte, California.
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  • Pinecrest, California

    Camp at Beardsley Dam Campground

    / 3511 ft gain
    Beardsley Dam is a first come, first serve campground. Each site is equipped with a fire ring, picnic table, and bear boxes. The cost for a family site is $10 per night. The campground provides bathrooms, but not potable water - so bring enough for cooking and drinking. The campground is typicall...
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  • Angels Camp, California

    Upper Natural Bridge Trail

    1.9 mi / 410 ft gain
    Upper Natural Bridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Columbia, California.
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  • Columbia, California

    Columbia College Fitness Trail

    1.57 mi / 184 ft gain
    Columbia College Fitness Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Sonora, California.
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  • Twain Harte, California

    Lyons Dam

    10.35 mi / 1063 ft gain
    Lyons Dam is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Twain Harte, California.
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  • Sonora, California

    Bouldering at Columbia College

    Get your hands on some limestone bouldering at this spot. There's actually two locations for bouldering in this area, Columbia College and Columbia State Park (about less than a 10 min. drive from Columbia College), but I made this specific adventure for climbing on the college. GPS Coordinates f...
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  • Long Barn, California

    Camp at Black Oak Flat Campground

    / 5778 ft gain
    The campground operates on a first come, first serve basis and is typically open from May - September. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring. The campground provides potable water and bathrooms. The fee is $10/night for a single family site, or $25/night for a group site. ...
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