Sugarpine Railroad Grade Strawberry Branch

Sugar Pine Railroad Grade (Strawberry Branch)

This stretch of the Sugar Pine Railroad grade runs along the South Fork Stanislaus River from Fraser Flat Road to Old Strawberry Road. At around three miles oneway and very little elevation gain, it’s an easy hike or bike ride for just about anyone. The trail starts out as a wide fire road at Fraser Flat […]

Twain Harte Ditch Trail

Twain Harte Ditch Trail

The Twain Harte Ditch, or officially Section 4 Ditch, is part of the Tuolumne County Ditch System which is owned by the Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD). The Twain Harte ditch originates from the Main Tuolumne Ditch near the former Sierra Pines Disc Golf parking area off of South Fork Rd and eventually feeds into the Soulsbyville Ditch on […]

Along the Sugar Pine Railroad Grade

Sugar Pine Railroad Grade (Confidence Rd to Lyons Reservoir)

This gentle sloping 4.5 mile one-way hike  follows the old Sugar Pine Railroad grade. This trail, or fire road, is open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders year-round but may be covered in snow throughout the winter months. The fire road traverses private property which is owned by Sierra Pacific Industries, so no motor […]