Pioneer Trail to
Thursday, July 11,
Moderate. There is a significant elevation gain but the hike is
relatively short and mostly shaded, except at the upper end.
ELEVATION GAIN: Starting elev 4500 feet. Highest
elev 5200 feet. Lake Spaulding overlook 5100 feet.
HIKE DISTANCE: 6 miles total, up and back down,
not a loop hike.
DESCRIPTION: This is the uppermost 3-mile
Segment 4 of the 25-mile Pioneer Trail. Start on the Pioneer Trail at Langs
Crossing of the South Yuba River on Bowman Lake Road and ascend 700 feet in 2.2
miles to the intersection with the Spaulding Lake Trail. Then hike 0.8 miles on
the Spaulding Lake Trail to an overlook of the lake for lunch or snack.
more info: www.sierraoutdoorrecreation.com/Members/Trails/Pioneer_Trail_04_Bear_River_to_Lake_Spaulding.cfm
lunch or snack at an overlook of Spaulding Lake.
Approximately 75 minute drive and 60 miles. Return time to Lincoln mid
afternoon. A donation of $9 is suggested for riders. Copies of these directions
will be handed out to all drivers.
Leader Dan Cortinovis. Sweep Wilma Cortinovis
Two pit toilets at Sierra Discovery Trail parking lot, one mile before
reaching Pioneer Trail trailhead at the South Yuba River.
PREPARATIONS FOR HIKE:
Bring a copy of your ID (driver's license), Health Card, and an emergency
contact name and phone number with you when you hike.
If you have any health issues, please consider your condition before hiking. If
you have any health issues, please consider your condition before hiking.
Always bring 2 pairs of shoes, along with a plastic bag to store your
muddy/dusty hiking boots after the hike. DO NOT get your driver's car
dirty by wearing your dirty boots on the drive home.
Bring hiking boots, sunscreen, insect repellant, water, snack
There is not much poison oak. Rattlesnakes inhabit the area. Mosquitos
are common but less prevalent in July. Occasionally, PG&E releases water
from the Fuller Lake Canal spillway, which could flood the trail. This occurred
on the June 17 pre-hike in 2012, but is less likely in July of a relatively dry
RAIN CANCELS HIKE.
QUESTIONS: Call Dan Cortinovis at 925-262-7345
7:30 AM in the Orchard Creek Parking Lot – Leaving time is 7:45 AM