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West Side Rails Trail

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A historic trail following an abandoned railroad.


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5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

95%

Runnable

2,810' 857 m

High

2,552' 778 m

Low

479' 146 m

Up

583' 178 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Historical Significance · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This trail follows an old railroad grade that was part of the West Side Flume and Lumber Company network. It was in operation between 1899 and 1960 transporting over 3 billion board feet of timber to the Westside Mill.

The railroad tracks are still very visible except for the very first section of the trail. Contrary to the elevation profile, the trail is very flat with only a low gradient. Most of the trail provides great views across the valley. The official trail ends just past the River Ranch Campground, but you can continue further and keep following the tracks.

Contacts

Land Manager: BLM - Mother Lode Office

Shared By:

Tilman Giese

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#1,818

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#16,876

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West Side Railroad Trail
Jun 20, 2021 near Soulsby…, CA
West Side Railroad Trail
Jun 20, 2021 near Soulsby…, CA
West Side Railroad Trail
Jun 20, 2021 near Tuolumn…, CA
West Side Railroad Trail
Jun 20, 2021 near Soulsby…, CA

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