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Pierce Canyon Falls

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

Three mile trail in a canyon to reach a seasonal waterfall with great views of the Capay Valley.


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3.3

Miles

5.2

KM

87%

Runnable

1,483' 452 m

High

438' 133 m

Low

1,089' 332 m

Up

43' 13 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Waterfall

Public fire road

Need to Know

The canyon was impacted by the 2020 fire. Lots of burned trees. Impressive to see how the area is recovering!

Description

To reach the trailhead go west on forest road in the town of guinda, CA. At the end of the paved road (~1 mile from hwy 16) the road turns left. You'll see a locked gate there. Park before the curve at the side of the road. Even though there are signs indicating private property the road is public. Run three miles up to the waterfall. Bikes are allowed. Dogs must be on a leash. I rated the run as moderate because of the ~1,050 feet climb. Round trip is 6 miles. If you park in town add 2 more miles (8 miles total)

Flora & Fauna

Deer, newts

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Jose Goin

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in Guinda

#37364

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#4,208

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Nice view of the Capay Valley.
Feb 16, 2021 near Hidden…, CA
Trailhead
Feb 16, 2021 near Dunnigan, CA
The road is public. The sides are private property.
Feb 16, 2021 near Hidden…, CA
Crossing over a small creek.
Feb 16, 2021 near Hidden…, CA
Capay Valley
Feb 16, 2021 near Hidden…, CA
End of the trail (even though you can continue on the road for another 1.5 miles).
Feb 16, 2021 near Hidden…, CA

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