The plateau of Folois nestles at the southwest foot of Mount Erymanthus, in Hleia. Its name derived from mythology and the king of the Centaurs, Follo, friend of Hercules. Folois forest, with the unrivaled natural beauty, is one of the largest oak forests in Europe.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Sourgrass, Angels Camp, California USA
Near Bear Valley lies Ebbetts Pass, which is perfect for Backpacking. Day rides can vary from unstrained, quarter mile rides to full day excursions on strenuous mountain peaks. One of the best rides is Sourgrass. It is a 1.5 mi/2.4 km, one way, long, old, four wheel, dirt road.
The elevation changes are 200 ft/61 m. The path begins at the Day Use area, at Sourgrass and goes up at the side of North Fork Stanislaus River. During spring, it’s a beautiful sight to watch the rushing water of the river, always from a safe distance. When summer comes, the spot is perfect for fishing, because of the riffles and summer pools.
Near the river you can find a secluded spot to have a picnic. You can camp near the river or Sourgrass Meadow. If you need more information call Sourgrass Camping.