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 Hungalelti Ridge at mile 5.3, descending through brushy terrain to reach Summit City Creek at mile 8.6.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closes with snowfall.
Permit Info: A Wilderness Permit is required for overnight camping in Mokelumne Wilderness (south of Hungelelti Ridge). No campfires are allowed within the Mokelumne Wilderness boundaries.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Campfires may be allowed north of Hungelelti Ridge if the forest is not in fire restrictions. Please use existing fire rings. 
Closest Towns: Kirkwood
Information Center: Call Amador Ranger District at (209) 259-3774.

General Information


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

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