Trail Run Project Logo

The Stairs

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
72% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 10' 3 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 2,366' 721 m
Low: 2,249' 685 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Chris Ince Jr.

An easy summer day outing.

Chris Ince Jr.

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall

During summer months, law enforcement closes the trail at around 5 p.m. and directs everyone at the river to leave. Depending on the amount of snowpack during the prior season and the swiftness of the current, the trail and river may be off limits during the spring months when the current is fastest.

Need to Know

There is no restroom available. All trash and other items you take down, you are expected to take back up. There is one trash can placed by the Forest Service where the trail meets the river, but this is often full (depending on how many prior visitors there were).

If you decide to swim, take caution in and around the water. Swimmers have been lost here. If dangerous currents are in effect, then follow all Forest Service and local sheriff’s office warnings and restrictions.

Runner Notes

Towards the end of the descent (and when ascending back from the river) the rock faces can become very slick, especially if there have been people swimming recently.

Description

The Stairs gets is name from the flight of stairs that descends from the parking lot off Highway 190 in the Tule River Canyon.

When you reach the parking lot, be prepared to climb down the stairs a couple hundred feet and follow the rest of the trail a little less than 0.25 miles to the river. Its not a very difficult run up or down if you’re in relatively good shape, but exercise caution as some parts of the trail consist of crossing rock faces with no guardrails.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of small minnows in the water. Squirrels like to feed around the rocks and trees at the upper part of the trail.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Dogs Allowed

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#23450

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#2,922

in California

#23,450

Overall
2 Views Last Month
30 Since Sep 16, 2018
Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running