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Trails Near Pinecrest Lake?

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by SCRunner12, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    Anyone know of any moderate trails near Pinecrest Lake? My family has a cabin up there and this is the first time I will have my own 4x4 up there. Planning on going on some easy trails with the girl and the baby, so nothing too extreme.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    Where in Pinecrest is the cabin

    Go to the ranger station and pick up a map. Bunch of fire and logging roads up there.

    Welcome. When are you going!?!? I love it up there!!!! Couple people from here live up in the Sonora area too.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    Crandall Peak Trail is about 20 mins north of the lake, easy trail doable stock 4x4 required
     
  4. Aug 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Was just up there.
    Crandall peak was a great trail, hit the last steep drop in bit however, and no way is a stock truck getting over those rocks. i have a mild lift, and took the connect trail back. BUT, super fun to that point, got to test the truck out and had some amazing sights.

    A great book with some good trails up there.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    Thanks for the responses guys. My cabin is technically in Cold Springs off Lassen Dr. I just got back today and found a few logging trails. I only had an hour while my daughter was sleeping, but I bought a map with all the 4WD trails on it. Most are just logging trails, but fun. Next time I go, I plan on going for longer trips and more difficult trails.

    Right now I'm stock, so I stuck to the easy trails. I should have my lift on in a couple of months. I'll have to check out that book. We have a couple at my cabin, but they are outdated and only 1-2 trails are mentioned near Pinecrest.
     
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    Word. Let me know. I will go up. :) my father in law works for ca trans up there and I go play in the snow alot. I always have a cat or something to get me out in a jam. :)


    A good friend of mine also logs up there so he knows some pretty cool spots as well.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    Lot's of areas to wheel up in the Stanislaus.
    Check out Sourgrass, there are some mild logging roads and connecting trails between them..not too shabby.
     
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    That would be the lava flow up the crandall peak trail. Past this, there are some tight moments, but until you get to the trail split, its all passable with stock height. I just didn't feel the last bit was easily passable as my truck sat.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    I will have to check these places out next time. I'm hoping to get back up there before the snow comes and find some more trails. I will let any of you know if I do. Otherwise I will definitely be there for snowboarding this winter.
     
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    Hey guys, first post here. I live in Twain Harte, just a few minutes west of Pinecrest and Cold Springs. Back in High School I remember going with friends from Cold springs out on some pretty sketchy roads out the Clavey. There's also Mt. Elizabeth Road between Twain Harte and Cedar Ridge that I remember having some fun stuff on it.

    I'm new to Tacoma World and it's cool to see some other people are in this area as well.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    any forest service road is always a good adventure up there!
     
  12. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    Yes, that is an awesome book! I just got it last year, but unfortunately I have not had time to do more than two trails since then.
     
  14. Aug 31, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    We need to get a crew together and ski Dodge this year!!! I work weekends so hope we can figure something out. we could hit pie in the sky after.
     
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    I'll be doing day trips often to Dodge. Wasn't able to make it up once last year due to the new baby, but it's on this year. I also have a cabin if people want to do multiple days and some wheeling.
     
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    Haahaa. Let's get our babies on skis this winter. I know I am, he is 17 months and ready.

    I was 2 when I started
     
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    Haha, I wish. She is only 10 months, so she has a little while. We will definitely be hitting up the sledding hill though. Next winter its on. She is getting on a board and learning no matter what.
     
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    rim trial at eagle meadows, the trail looks scary but with 4x4 and good tires you'll be fine. im going again today need to fill up AO tag. get a forest map u be suprise how many trails there are. some are minor and some are rock crawl status....hmmm maybe i should take u for a tour:D
     
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    Haahaa. Nice
     
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