More Great Dog Walks

Kevin Sauls
By Kevin Sauls March 13, 2014 21:18

Time for a walk

Many trails besides the eight featured in Friends and Neighbors Magazine (Summer 2014 issue) come highly recommended by dog lovers and outdoor enthusiasts in the Mother Lode. Among them are:

  • A 16-mile section of the Mokelumne Crest to Coast Trail above Tamarack in Calaveras County and below Bear Valley in Alpine County. Parking is available on a frontage road off Highway 4.
  • In Hathaway Pines, a Utica Power Authority trail offers a nice vista after a pleasant mile, and a tougher walk further along. Access is from Silver Saddle Drive off Highway 4.
  • An old railroad grade from Lyons Lake to Fraser Flat and on from Fraser Flat to Strawberry on the Stanislaus National Forest.
  • Day hikes in the Emigrant and Carson-Iceberg wilderness areas.
  • A trail which adjoins the upper end of Clark Fork Road off Highway 108 in the Stanislaus National Forest.
  • Routes on the Summit Ranger District of the Stanislaus, detailed in a “recreation opportunity guide” available at the district office in Pinecrest.
  • The high country’s Bell Meadow in the fall.
  • Numerous trails at New Melones Reservoir, particularly from a trailhead at the Glory Hole Recreation Area on the Angels Camp side.

    Time for a nap

  • Golf Club Drive on the “back side” of Twain Harte Golf Course.
  • In Groveland, for those without access through Pine Mountain Lake, the Big Creek trail is accessible from Big Creek Shaft Rd. off Highway 120. A small bridge marks the spot.

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Kevin Sauls
By Kevin Sauls March 13, 2014 21:18
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