Horseback Riding in Highland Lakes, Sonora, California USA

9 mi/14.48 km
Over 2500 ft/762 m
Sonora Pass is located near Pinecrest, Tuolumne County, California, USA. It is off of Highway about 60 miles/96.5 km east of Sonora.

There are some very popular trails for horseback riding in Sonora Pass. One of the best trails is Clark Fork to Highland Lakes. For riders camped to Clark Fork Horse Camp, the trail up Arnot Creek makes a very adventurous ride with amazing vistas of the countryside, surrounding it.

A very good way to enjoy this ride is by having somebody else with you to drive around Highland Lakes on Ebbetts Pass and wait there with a camp set up and a cooler full of cold drinks. It is a 9 mi/14.48 km trail with climbs of 2500 ft/762 m.

Lower elevation riding places are very popular for horseback riding and include Bourland Meadow, Deer Creek, Thompson Meadow, Camp Clavey and Reynolds Creek. These places are on their biggest part south of Long Barn.

How to Get to Destination

164 mi / 264 km, 3 hrs 5 mins
Follow I-880S to San Jose. Take the exit 31 for I-238 to I-580/Stockton/Fresno. Follow the signs for I-238/I-880/Castro Valley/Stockton Fresno and enter I-238 S. Enter I-580E. Go straight for I-205E. Enter I-5N. Take the exit California 4E to Downtown Stockton. Enter CA-4 E. Enter CA-4 E/CA-99 S. Take the exit 252B to enter CA-4 E to Farmington Rd. Turn right to CA-4 E/Farmington Rd. Go to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Head straight for CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Central Valley
89.6 mi / 144.2 km, 2 hrs 4 mins
Follow CA-108 E/E F St. Continue to follow CA-108E. Enter CA-49 N/W Stockton St. Turn left on CA-49 N/Golden Chain Highway N/S Washington St. Make an open right turn to Parrots Ferry Rd. Head straight to Parrots Ferry Rd. Turn right to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
125 mi / 201.2 km, 2 hrs 41 mins
Follow CA-99S. Take exit 273 to Liberty Rd. Turn left on Liberty Rd. Turn right to CA-88W. Turn left to CA-12E. Continue to CA-49 S/Golden Chain Highway S/W St Charles St. Turn left to CA-4 Bypass E/Angels Camp Bypass. Continue straight to CA-4E. Turn left on Bear Valley Rd.
Columbia Airport,
50.6 mi / 81.4 km

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