PINECREST LAKE LOOP

  • 4.2 mile loop
  • Moderate-minimal elevation gain
  • Lake view and spring wildflowers. Not suitable for strollers, bikes, or wheelchairs
  • Leashed dogs are allowed. 

14.2 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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CARSON ICEBERG WILDERNESS

The 161,000 acre Carson-Iceberg Wilderness straddles the crest of the Sierra Nevada range, divided almost evenly between the Stanislaus and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests. Here you'll find spectacular high country, with several peaks rising above 10,000 feet, broad river valleys, perennial creeks with small waterfalls, granite-strewn slopes, and meadow-filled valleys.

39.9 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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EMIGRANT WILDERNESS

The Emigrant Wilderness is mostly accessed from CA Highway 108 and known for its many sparkling alpine lakes, vast granite basins, and craggy volcanic formations.

The 113,000 acre Emigrant Wilderness, bordered by Yosemite National Park on the south, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest on the east, and State Highway 108 on the north; is an elongated area that trends northeast about 25 miles in length and up to 15 miles in width.

21.9 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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TRAIL OF THE GARGOYLES

  • North Rim: 1.5 miles. South Rim: 1.5 miles.  
  • Easy-minimal elevation gain
  • Volcanic features, panoramic views to the northwest
  • An interpretive guide is available at Ranger Station. Stay away from cliffs.

22.1 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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CAMP LAKE WILDERNESS (Crabtree Trailhead)

  • 5.2 round trip
  • Moderate - 400' of elevation gain
  • Forests, views, wildflowers, swimming
  • Crabtree Road is suitable for most cars, obstacles may be encountered.

19.6 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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RELIEF RESEVOIR (Kennedy Meadows Trailhead)

  • 6 miles (round trip)
  • Difficult -  1,000 of elevation gain
  • Open April - December
  • Potable Water Available
  • Vault Toilet
  • Meadows, waterfalls, wildflowers and swimming.
  • Trail begins .5 mile from the parking lot at the south end of the main road. 

39.5 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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SUGAR PINE RAILWAY ( 4N01)

  • 6 miles (round trip)
  • Easy - 3% grade
  • Spring wildflowers
  • An interpretive guide is available at Ranger Station.

5.2 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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WEST SIDE RAILROAD GRADE

  • 9 miles round trip
  • Easy-Flat
  • Tuolumne River canyon views, spring wildflowers
  • Trailhead to Hacienda Campground.
  • Begins at intersection of Buchanan Mine and Mira Monte Roads, one mile east of Tuolumne City.

12.7 Miles from Dogwood Digs 

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LYONS DAM

  • 10.4 mile loop
  • Good for all skill levels
  • The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round
  • Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

2.9 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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BELL MEADOW TRAIL - STANISLAUS FOREST

  • Open April - December
  • 9.5 mile loop
  • Rated Moderate
  • No Water
  • No Toilet
  • Hiking & Nature Trips
  • Elevation 7545

17.9 Miles from Dogwood Digs

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DISASTER CREEK

  • 17.7 mile lightly trafficked loop 
  • Rated as difficult
  • Hiking, running, camping, horses, and backpacking 
  • No Water
  • No Toilet
  • Elevation 6480ft

39.9 miles from Dogwood Digs

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PACIFIC COAST TRAIL (Sonora pass Trailhead)

  • Open May - December
  • 4.6 mile (9.2 mile loop) 
  • Rated- Difficult
  • No Potable Water
  • Vault Toilet
  • Elevation 9624ft
  • Wild flowers

47.9 miles from Dogwood Digs

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