Horse Canyon Trail 17E21

Area Status: Closed

The trail leads from the Horse Canyon Trailhead through an old-growth forest before following a dry gully as it ascends 3.1 miles to meet the Thunder Mountain trail, then traverses meadows and forest to meet Squaw Ridge at mile 5.3, descending through brushy terrain to reach Summit City Creek at mile 8.6.

At a Glance

Permit Info: A Wilderness Permit is required for overnight camping in Mokelumne Wilderness (south of Squaw Ridge). California Campfire Permit required for wood, charcoal, or gas fires. Check for seasonal fire restrictions before trip.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Campfires allowed north of Squaw Ridge; use existing fire rings. Campfires prohibited above 8,000' in Mokelumne Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Kirkwood
Information Center: Call Amador Ranger District at (209) 295-4251.

General Information


Turn off of Highway 88 at the Horse Canyon Trailhead, between Silver Lake and Carson Spur.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking


Horse Camping

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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