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Pinecrest Lake NRT

The trail circles Pinecrest Lake near the water's edge, providing scenic views of the lake and surrounding area.

photo: Trail and picnic area at Pinecrest Lake. Photo by Laurie Cashman.

Length: 4.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Urban Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling

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Location: Pinecrest, CA., In Stanislaus National Forest, at Pinecrest Lake 31 mi. E of Sonora on SR 108.

State(s): California
Counties: Tuolumne
Longitude: -119.98705
Latitude: 38.19

Driving Directions

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This beautiful and moderately easy National Recreation Trail follows the shoreline around Pinecrest Lake, crossing the Stanislaus River, the lake's inlet, and the dam. Turn right off of Highway 108 at Pinecrest Lake Road. Hike clockwise starting from the Pinecrest Lake Marina or counterclockwise starting from the south shore day use parking area. Dogs must be on a leash (Tuolumne County Leash Law enforced).

Additional Details

Width: 20 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 7%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 5,619
Elevation High Point: 5,719
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Karen Caldwell
Stanislaus National Forest
#1 Pinecrest Lake Rd.
Pinecrest, CA 95364
(206) 965-3434
[email protected]



Trail and picnic area at Pinecrest Lake. Photo by Laurie Cashman.

Trail and picnic area at Pinecrest Lake. Photo by Laurie Cashman.


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