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Trail

14.5 mile 23.3 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,110' 643 m
Descent: -2,564' -782 m
High: 1,242' 379 m
Low: 574' 175 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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A great trail local to Fresno.

Brian Smith

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The San Joaquin River Trail will eventually extend from Friant Dam to Devils Postpile National Monument. Currently, you can run approximately 16 miles of singletrack from Finegold Bay to the San Joaquin River Gorge Parking area. If you park in the San Joaquin River Gorge there is a $5 parking fee. The trail can also be accessed near Temperance Flat from Welbarn Road.

You can do this trail as a shuttle or an out and back from any access point. You can connect to the Wuh-ki'o Trail or the Pa'san Ridge Trail at the Gorge parking lot for a truly epic day outside.

The meadow sections of the trail are spectacular in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom. Be careful in the summer months as the heat is significant and there is no water available along the trail.

Make sure to stop and appreciate the Big Sandy Bridge that solved one of the connection problems for this trail.

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