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McGuire Trail (segment of Western States Trail)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Trail Description

This trail winds through timber and follows the north shore of French Meadows Reservoir, climbing moderately to the top of Red Star Ridge. This trail leads to Poppy Campground, which is about 1 mile from the McGuire boat ramp/trailhead. Poppy campground has fire rings and picnic tables at each site. Campfires, backpacking stoves, BBQs and lanterns are permissible only within the facilities provided in the campground. During fire restrictions, campfires are not allowed. However small propane cook stoves are allowed with a campfire permit.

Trailhead Access

From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Road and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue 1.2 miles and turn right onto Mosquito Ridge Road. Travel approximately 38 miles to French Meadows Reservoir, cross the dam, and turn left. Continue for approximately 5 ½ miles and turn left at the intersection where the pavement ends, towards McGuire Boat Ramp. The trail can be accessed from the upper parking lot adjacent to the flush restroom.

At a Glance

Information Center: For additional information follow this link to a brochure.

Activities


Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Day Hiking

 

Mileage: ..................................... 3.63 miles each way

Elevation: ................................... 5,290 to 5,680 feet

Topographic Map:......................Bunker Hill 

Usage: Use Level Moderate
Difficulty Level: Easy


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