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Quick Facts

Bullards Bar Trail

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 2,243 Feet (699.2 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 7 Feet (2.2 Meters)
Length, One-way: 7 Miles (11.67 Kilometers)
USGS Maps: Camptonville & Challenge




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General Description

Bullards Bar Trail is an easy to moderate 7 mile long trail at an elevation of 2,243. This trail can be started from several trailheads. It offers an easy walk along the contour of the lake with excellent spots for fishing or swimming. There are plenty of wildflowers, ferns and some huge ponderosa pines and Douglas firs. To really enjoy a nice picnic and a relaxing view of the lake, the Dark Day Picnic area is the place to be.

Directions from Camptonville: Travel south on Hwy. #49, turn west (right) onto Marysville Road and proceed approximately 2 miles to the picnic ground and trailhead on the right. Both the east and west trailhead can be reached from here.

Directions from Camptonville: Travel south on Hwy. #49, turn west (right) onto Marysville Road and proceed approximately 2.5 miles to the campground on the right. The trail can be accessed near unit 13 of Schoolhouse Campground.

Directions from Camptonville: Travel south approximately .5 miles on Hwy. #49 and tun right onto Old Camptonville Road. Proceed approximately .8 miles and the trailhead will be on the right.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Fishing is available in New Bullard Bar Reservoir.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Bullards Bar Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Horseback riding is available on this trail.
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Mountain biking is available on this trail.
Yes
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Swimming is available in New Bullard Bar Reservoir.
Yes



Related Activities
Bullards Bar Overlook - Bullards Bar overlook is located on the southern shore of Bullard Bar Reservoir and offers scenic views of the reservoir.



More Information

Visitor Information:

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

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