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blueBlack Stevenson Trail

Trail

11.6 mile 18.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,863' 873 m
Descent: -1,530' -466 m
High: 9,357' 2,852 m
Low: 7,558' 2,304 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 65% (33°)

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Trail shared by Brian Fagundes

A nice trail that follows the North Fork San Joaquin River with spectacular waterfalls.

Brian Fagundes

Features Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

This fairly remote trail is best reached by first taking a short jaunt on the Isberg Trail. From the junction of the Isberg Trail, cross the creek and follow the trail through pine forests. Two more creeks will be crossed before climbing to the edge of the North Fork San Joaquin River canyon.

Enjoy views of the Ritter Range and Minarets across the canyon and the High Sierra beyond. The trail will contour along the edge of the canyon going in to the forest before descending to the river. The trail is steep down to the river but in good condition. A bridge crosses the water with the trail continuing upstream.

The trail eventually climbs away from the river and goes through multiple meadows and streams. It joins the river again after a short ways, and continues to follow the water for the rest of the trail. Eventually the trail fades out at the end into wilderness surrounded by towering peaks and alpine lakes.

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