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Pa'san Ridge Trail

Intermediate

Trail

6.5 mile 10.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,156' 352 m
Descent: -1,417' -432 m
High: 1,834' 559 m
Low: 679' 207 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A balloon on a string with a wonderful downhill - most people run it clockwise.

Brian Smith

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It costs $5 to park in the San Joaquin River Gorge parking lot.

Description

From the bathrooms follow the trail downhill for about a mile until you get to bridge that crosses the San Joaquin River. Enjoy the view here and notice the hydroelectric plant just upriver a bit.

Cross the bridge and start climbing. Most people take the trail to left and do the loop clockwise. As the trail levels out for a short bit, you'll notice the Wuh-ki'o Trail connects and goes to your left. Continue climbing, near the top there is a very rocky section of trail. When you get to the top there are several places to stop and enjoy the view.

When you get back to the parking lot, if you didn't get enough miles in, then take the San Joaquin River Trail for an out and back or shuttle to Finegold.

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Check-Ins

May 27, 2019
Katherine Brisco
Jan 27, 2019
Jason Johnson
Jan 26, 2019
Kaveh Akbari
Apr 14, 2018
Mark Halvorsen
wildflowers in bloom! 6.5mi — 3h 00m
Jan 7, 2018
Christopher Nicolet
5.1mi
Nov 18, 2017
Ryan Johnston
Saw two tarantulas and three stubborn cows. 8mi
Aug 19, 2017
Nancy Jacoby
Aug 12, 2017
Isaac Lahue

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  3.8 from 8 votes

#2

in Friant

#7942

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#2

in Friant

#820

in California

#7,942

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Photos

February 2015
Sep 22, 2018 near Auberry, CA
Looking at the valley from the trail
May 10, 2016 near Auberry, CA
Looking downstream from bridge overlooking the San Joaquin River
May 10, 2016 near Auberry, CA
San Joaquin River Gorge bridge
May 10, 2016 near Auberry, CA

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