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Mormon Island Cove Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (4)

The main route connecting the Mormon Island Cove and Browns Ravine Trailheads.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

507' 154 m

High

475' 145 m

Low

77' 24 m

Up

73' 22 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The two trailheads are paid parking lots inside the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, so make sure to bring cash to self pay.

Description

This trail can be most easily accessed from two major parking areas: Mormon Island Cove to the west or Browns Ravine to the east. It is used abundantly and legally by those on foot, horseback, and bike. Depending on where you start, you can do an out and back route or connect side use trails to make a unique loop. When the water level in Folsom Lake is low enough, you can hike onto a peninsula formerly known as Mormon Island. Also check out the scenic creek that empties into the lake near Browns Ravine.

Flora & Fauna

This trail is shaded by an oak woodland, with abundant tree squirrels and woodpeckers.

Contacts

Land Manager: California State Parks

Shared By:

Justin Johnsen

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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The trail is within the hills and trees beside the lake!
Feb 10, 2018 near El Dora…, CA
Clouds to the northeast from trail.
Feb 18, 2018 near El Dora…, CA
A lucky rainbow over Folsom Lake appears during a winter storm.
Dec 29, 2016 near El Dora…, CA
The overcast heightened the colors in the bark and sap of this old snag.
Feb 18, 2018 near El Dora…, CA
Brown's Ravine Trail mile marker 5.5 sign
Nov 9, 2018 near El Dora…, CA
Poison Oak has leafed out from the warm days past—pretty to see but not to suffer from.
Feb 18, 2018 near El Dora…, CA

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Feb 10, 2018
Erica Brown
Got lost but eventually found the trail. :) 4mi
Feb 7, 2018
Aoleona Esquivel
Jul 6, 2017
Kaiti Kelley
Dec 23, 2016
Justin Johnsen
A wet and windy trail jog during a winter storm delivered a rainbow over the lake. 5.2mi — 1h 13m