Keltz Mine

Total Miles


1,135.70 ft


2 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail is steep, overgrown, and narrow. Typically home to lots of poison oak and fallen trees but the reward at the end is totally worth it! Keltz Mine road takes you down to the South Fork Stanislaus River and ends at a camping area. There are fish and swimming holes and slippery rocks so beware. In the winter months, this road is muddy and has large rocks, it is also subject to landslides so wide vehicles beware.

Photos of Keltz Mine

Keltz Mine
Keltz Mine
Keltz Mine


This is a narrow in-and-out trail. The trail is usually dusty and has large ruts as well as fallen trees or washed-out sections of road. Some corners on the way down are hairpin switchbacks that can be tricky and sloped. There are some rocky sections and small ledges.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

David Kellis
Jun 02, 2024
2024 Jeep Wrangler
Downed Tree
Very narrow and overgrown. Large tree limb is obstructing the trail about 3/4 through. You may be able to make it over the limb if you want to risk damage.

Access Description

Head through the Cedar Ridge Area and turn onto 3N02/ Keltz Mine Road. There is a slight right that can be hidden in the trees so pay close attention to the map.

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