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Stevenson Trail

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A nice trail that follows the North Fork San Joaquin River with spectacular waterfalls.


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11.6

Miles

18.7

KM

86%

Runnable

9,357' 2,852 m

High

7,558' 2,304 m

Low

2,863' 873 m

Up

1,530' 466 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

65%

Max Grade (33°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

This fairly remote trail is best reached by first taking a short jaunt on the Isberg Trail. From the junction of the Isberg Trail, cross the creek and follow the trail through pine forests. Two more creeks will be crossed before climbing to the edge of the North Fork San Joaquin River canyon.

Enjoy views of the Ritter Range and Minarets across the canyon and the High Sierra beyond. The trail will contour along the edge of the canyon going in to the forest before descending to the river. The trail is steep down to the river but in good condition. A bridge crosses the water with the trail continuing upstream.

The trail eventually climbs away from the river and goes through multiple meadows and streams. It joins the river again after a short ways, and continues to follow the water for the rest of the trail. Eventually the trail fades out at the end into wilderness surrounded by towering peaks and alpine lakes.

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Shared By:

Brian Fagundes

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Wildflowers and waterfall along the North Fork San Joaquin River.
Mar 22, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
View east across the North Fork San Joaquin River canyon of the Ritter Range, Minarets and the High Sierra beyond.
Mar 22, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
Crystal clear pool showing off the rainbow colors of the San Joaquin River.
Mar 22, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
Spring flowers near the Stevenson Trail.
Mar 25, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
Surprise Saddle as seen from below.
Mar 25, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA
Watching the clouds settle over the peak from the Stevenson Trail.
Mar 25, 2016 near Mammoth…, CA

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