Cross Country Skiing in Dodge Ridge, Sonora, California USA

Trails :
25.5 mi/41 km
Dodge Ridge ski resort is located near Pinecrest, Tuolumne County, California, USA. It is off of Highway 108.3 mi/174.3 km east of Sonora.

The resort is located in the Stanislaus National Forest. Around Sonora Pass, there are so many routes up and down the pass, making it a perfect and popular place for cross country skiing. There are 25.5 mi/41 km of cross country skiing trails in the Summit Ranger District, which are marked southwest of Pinecrest, mostly in the vicinity of Dodge Ridge.

Two trails with a total distance of 5 mi/8 km are rated as easy, nine trails (16 mi/25.75 km) as intermediate and three trails as most difficult. The trails are usually patrolled on weekends. You can purchase a map of the trails at the Summit Ranger Station, at the Pinecrest Y.

When developing a trail after a new snowfall, try to develop a two user trail, that will contain cross country set of ski tracks. Trailheads in the area are found at Gooseberry and Crabtree, on Forest road 4N35, near Dodge Ridge. The weather changes a lot and especially in winter, it can be unsafe, so you should better be informed about the weather conditions, before arriving to the spot.

There are two trailheads to the nordic trails. Crabtree, which is near the junction of Dodge Ridge Road and Dodge Ridge Loop and Gooseberry, which is further up the Dodge Ridge Loop.

How to Get to Destination

196 mi / 315.4 km, 3 hrs 47 mins
Highway 108 connects Dodge Ridge to the San Francisco Bay Area via Interstate 580, Route 205 to Interstate 5 North. Merge onto Highway 120 East at exit 461, towards Manteca/Sonora. In Oakdale, turn left at F Street to merge with Highway 108 East towards Sonora and follow 108 for 60 mile to Pinecrest & Dodge Ridge turnoff.
BY CAR FROM Monterey Bay Area
200 mi / 321.8 km, 4 hrs 8 mins
Take Pacheco Pass (Hwy 152) to Los Banos, Route 165 North to Turlock, Hwy 99 North to Modesto, Hwy 108 to Pinecrest & Dodge Ridge.

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.


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