Smith Peak

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Rank: #3 in the Buck Meadows area
#240 in CA, #1,819 Overall
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Featured Ride in the area near Tuolumne City,
“View Groveland from Smith Peak lookout on Forest Service Roads and singletrack.”
Tom Wilson on May 3, 2013
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11.318.2 milesKilometers 1,573’479 m Ascent 3,874’1,181 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
15% Singletrack -1,568’-478 m Descent 2,866’874 m Low 23% Max Grade (13°)
Overview
Ride on singletrack around the Forest Service office interpretive trails. Then get access to the forest service roads to ride up to the top of Smith Peak for an excellent view of the surrounding Groveland, CA area. Park right at the forest service or leave from the Penny Pines campground. Fun flowy singletrack and great views!
Need To Know
Watch out for poison oak.
Description
Start at the Forest Service Office or at the campground. Stop inside the Forest Service Office and talk to the front desk for more information. Right before the campground, turn right onto singletrack trails that are clearly marked. Circle a loop and then go over a wooded board walk to gain access to a Forest Service road that you'll climb up to get to the top of Smith Peak. There's a lookout tower at the top of the peak that's off limits to non-government personnel, but you can still get great views of the surrounding area. From there, you can choose many different Forest Service roads to continue your ride, or go back the way you came for a quick ride.
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PHOTOS of Smith Peak
  3.3 from 4 votes
View from the top of Smith Peak Lookout. (Tuolumne City, CA)
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At the top of Smith Peak at the look out station. View of the forest se... (Tuolumne City, CA)
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Eric cruising along the scenic interpretive trail right by the Stanislau... (Tuolumne City, CA)