Sonora Pass is located near Pinecrest, Tuolumne County, California, USA. It is off of Highway about 60 mi/96.5 km east of Sonora.
Backpacking trails are spread everywhere across the mountains. There is something for everyone in the Sonora Pass region, as there are all kind of trails, easy, intermediate and high elevation and also long day adventures. One of the best trails to experience is Pinecrest Eco Trek.
It is a 1 mi/1.6 km, easy trail with no elevation gain. The paved trail takes you from the entrance to Pinecrest Campground and then up to the fishing pier, located at the side of the trail. While walking on the trail, you meet 8 marked, nature points of interest.
You can purchase a map of Eco Trek at the entrance station to the Pinecrest Campground. The map is totally worth its money, because it contains pictures of wildlife and trees found in the area, Pinecrest’s vicinity and information about each one of the eight stops on Eco Trek. You can camp at any side near the trail.