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Sugar Pine Rail Trail: Strawberry Branch Trail

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Length

3.0 Miles 4.8 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

484' 148 m

Ascent

-67' -21 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

5,308' 1,618 m

High

4,891' 1,491 m

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A popular fire-road closed to vehicle traffic linking Old Strawberry Road to Fraser Flat.

Alex Weissman

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Dogs: Off-leash

Description

This is a popular trail with bikers and hikers due to the lack of vehicle traffic and gentle grade of this old railroad route. Except for the eastern-most tenth of a mile, this is a wide and smooth trail. It can be ridden in both directions, but this trail is best used by bikes as a return route from the bottom of the South Fork Trail. If you choose to ride downhill, keep your speed below 15 mph.

The eastern (lower) end of the trail is very well marked and starts right next to the Fraser Flat bridge on the south side of the river. The western (upper) end is less obvious. About 1/3 mile south of the bridge on Old Strawberry Road, just past the last cabin, there is a USFS Carsonite signpost on the west (downhill, or right if you are traveling southbound) marking the trail.

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The western (lower) end of the trail is well marked and starts right next to the Fraser Flat bridge (on Forest Rte 4N01) on the south side of the river. The eastern (upper) end is less obvious. About 1/3 mile south of the bridge on Old Strawberry Road, just past the last cabin, there is a USFS Carsonite signpost on the west (downhill, or right if you are traveling southbound) marking the trail. Jun 4, 2017
Dave Arrich
Murphys, CA
Dave Arrich   Murphys, CA
To get there from Twain Harte, heading East, continue up Hwy 108. Further up, the road will divide. When it converges back into two lanes. After that, look for a sign on the right indicating Frasier Flat - Shingle Springs left. That's 4N01. It's about 2 miles to the trail head. The trail is a little rough in several places due to washouts over the years but not at all difficult. Sep 19, 2017

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