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Peters Canyon Trail (Mountains to Sea Trail)

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Trail

2.6 mile 4.1 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 276' 84 m
Descent: -49' -15 m
High: 579' 176 m
Low: 321' 98 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

This trail starts an old reservoir then heads up towards the lake.

John McKinney

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Trails may be closed for three days after rain.

Description

The trail starts by making a clockwise loop around an old 1940s reservoir (now dry). The trail heads north ascending low grades. there are several trail junctions that lead off to the east and west. At about 2.1 miles Lake View Trail junctions off to the west. At 2.6 miles the trail ends and becomes Lake View Trail.

Parking fees are $3 per car daily and park hours are 7 am to sunset.

This is a multi-use trail so know the right-of-way rules and be aware of other users.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Black willows, sycamores, and cottonwoods line the lake, and migrating waterfowl routinely frequent the area. Birds such as cactus wrens, rufous-crowned sparrows, gnatchatchers, cooper's hawks, red-tailed hawks, and red-shouldered hawks make this a great spot for birding. Other wildlife includes mule deer, bobcats, coyotes, opossums, raccoons, and the rare mountain lion.

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Peter's Canyon is a smooth doubletrack that makes for a great run.
May 8, 2017 near North T…, CA

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