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Horseback Riding in Long Valley, Sonora, California USA

Trail:
12 mi/19.3 km
Sonora Pass is located near Pinecrest, Tuolumne County, California, USA. It is off of Highway about 60 mi/96.5 km east of Sonora.

There are some very popular trails for horseback riding in Sonora Pass. One of the best trails is Martin’s Cow Camp to Long Valley. It is located on Eagle Meadow Road, that splits off Highway 108, approximately 12 mi/19.3 km above Strawberry. You can follow the road for about 6 mi/9.65 km to Martin’s Cow Camp.

There are many nice day rides, but one of the most popular ones is up Long Valley, that takes you to the base of East Flange Rock. A good ride is the 4 mi/6.4 km ride through Eagle Meadow via Eagle Pass and down to Cooper Meadow. Twain Harte Horsemen frequently plans rides in the area.

It also sponsors and participates in various trail rides, including Early Ride, Spring Ride and a five day THH High Ride in the Sierras, which is lovely in early August. It offers many trained horses and instructors, that will provide a safe and enjoyable ride. One of the club’s responsibilities is to maintain the trails, by clearing them of fallen trees.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Bay Area
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.
BY AIR
Columbia Airport,
50.6 mi / 81.4 km
BY TRAIN

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