The Best Running in Madera County

Looking for the best running in Madera County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Madera County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top running spots in and near Madera County

  • Bass Lake, California

    Camp at Greys Mountain Campground

    / 5293 ft gain
    From Greys Mountain Campground, Sierra National Forest is your oyster! Enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, and more. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring. The campground has vault toilets and (sometimes) potable wate...
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  • Oakhurst, California

    Camp at Nelder Grove Campground in Sierra National Forest

    0 mi / 0 ft gain
    Sites are located along Willow Creek with plenty of shape. Right out of the campground you can hike nearby Bull Buck Trail and discover the giant sequoia trees. This is a first-come first-serve campground so arrive early.Directions: Take Hwy 41 north from Fresno; continue thru Oakhurst to Sky Ran...
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  • Bass Lake, California

    Angel Falls via Willow Creek Trail

    3.03 mi / 630 ft gain
    Angel Falls via Willow Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bass Lake, California.
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  • Oakhurst, California

    Hike the Shadow of the Giants Trail

    4.0
    1.1 mi / 85 ft gain
    The Shadow of the Giants National Recreation trail is an amazing 1.1 mile self-guided hike through the heart of Nelder Grove. Take Hwy 41 north from Fresno; continue thru Oakhurst to Sky Ranch Road (6S10 or Forest Road 10) travel approx. 5 miles to Nelder Grove, when you reach the camp area take ...
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  • Oakhurst, California

    Camp at Fresno Dome Campground

    / 6433 ft gain
    A great day hike from this campground is to the top of nearby Fresno Dome. Fresno Dome is a great location to picnic, watch the sunset, star gaze, or simply to relax and breathe some fresh air. The trailhead is conveniently in the campground.  Fresno Dome Campground operates on a first-come, firs...
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  • Oakhurst, California

    Goat Mountain Forest Road

    4.24 mi / 676 ft gain
    Goat Mountain Forest Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Oakhurst, California.
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  • North Fork, California

    South Fork Willow Creek Trail

    1.65 mi / 141 ft gain
    South Fork Willow Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near North Fork, California.
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  • Madera County, California

    Backpack to Lower Merced Pass Lake

    4.0
    23 mi / 880 ft gain
    LMPL (let's be honest, the full name is a mouthful) is situated just below the crest of Merced Pass, and can be accessed by hiking south from Yosemite Valley, or north from Chiquito Pass. This is a stunning and much less crowded spot to camp, or a great way to access some of the less climbed moun...
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  • Madera County, California

    Crescent Lake to Buena Vista Lake

    5.29 mi / 1099 ft gain
    Crescent Lake to Buena Vista Lake is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • North Fork, California

    Camp at Redinger Campground

    / 1426 ft gain
    Redinger Campground is fee-free, and operates on a first-come first-serve basis. The campground permits tent, trailer, and RV camping and offers vault toilets. Redinger campground is handicap accessible. You must obtain a permit to have a campfire. Bring enough clean water for cooking and drinkin...
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  • Wawona, California

    Mono Meadow Trail

    5.77 mi / 1152 ft gain
    Mono Meadow Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Big Creek, California

    Big Creek Railroad Grade Trail

    2.59 mi / 246 ft gain
    Big Creek Railroad Grade Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Shaver Lake, California.
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  • Wawona, California

    Dewey, Crocker, and Stanford Point via the Pohono Trail

    9.34 mi / 1867 ft gain
    Dewey, Crocker, and Stanford Point via the Pohono Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Yosemite Valley, California.
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  • Lakeshore, California

    Upper Twin Lake from Sample Meadows

    7.59 mi / 928 ft gain
    Upper Twin Lake from Sample Meadows is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Big Creek, California.
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Shaver Lake to Dinkey Creek Road

    21.12 mi / 2671 ft gain
    Shaver Lake to Dinkey Creek Road is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Shaver Lake, California.
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  • Shaver Lake, California

    Shaver Lake Lakeview Trail

    5.17 mi / 850 ft gain
    Shaver Lake Lakeview Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Shaver Lake, California.
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