Backpacking / Trekking in Shadow of the Mi-Wok, Sonora, California USA

1/2 mi/0.8 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.

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 Shadow of the Mi-Wok. It is a ½ mi/0.8 km, easy trail with elevation gain of 50 ft/15.2 m.

The trail starts across the road from the Summit Ranger Station at the Pinecrest Y. Park in the Ranger parking lot. Pick up a flyer from the station and then cross the road to find the beginning spot of the trail. While wandering on that trail, you can discover and admire examples of the Mi-Wok Indian life, such as tepee-like structures built of cedar bark, grinding stones and bark shelters.

The trail is not maintained during winter. You can camp anywhere along the trail.