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Albanita Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,200 Feet (374.1 Meters)
High Point: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)
Length: 7.5 Miles (12.5 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 35E06

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General Description

From Jackson Peak to Beach Meadow, this trail has several steep sections that make is best suited for the intermediate rider. The trail begins off Forest Road 21S36A and travels northeast for about three miles to Albanita Meadow. This trail travels through the South Sierra Wilderness (where all vehicles are prohibited), has little elevation change, and provides very little water. For a longer day hike, this trail ties in with either the Hooker Meadow Trail at the southwest end of Albanita Meadow to the Lost Meadow Trail 35E04 at the southeast end of the meadow. This trail offers some very technical downhills and uphill climbs for mountain bikers. There are scenic vistas through meadows and aspen groves.

Directions from Kernville: Travel north about 16 miles on Mtn. 99 and turn right (east) onto Sherman Pass Rd. (22S05) and travel about 24 miles to FS 21S03 continuing north about 3 miles to FS 21S36, trail begins at Jackass Peak.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Albanita Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Albanita Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Albanita Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Albanita Trail
ICON ATV Riding Albanita Trail
ICON Motorcycle Riding Albanita Trail
ICON Viewing Scenery Cannell Meadow Ranger District

Related Activities
Beach Ridge Motorized Trail - This trail begins at Troy Meadow Campground overflow and follows the ridge north ending at the Albanita Trail.

Granite Cut-off Motorized Trail - The Granite Cut-off Motorized Trail is a connector from Monache 4WD Road to Granite Border Trail. This trail is for two-wheel vehicles only and is excellent for beginners.

Granite/Border Motorized Trail - Trail begins off the Albanita Trail west of Granite Knob and connects with the Jackass Peak Trail. Best suited for intermediate riders due to rocky, steep sections.

Jackass Creek Motorized Trail - This trail begins at Fish Creek Campground. It parallels the east side of Jackson Meadow and ends near Jackass Peak at the Albanita Trail. A steep section makes is a challenge for beginners.

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Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543


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