Niagara Rim

Total Miles
8.8

Elevation

2,471.86 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Difficult

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

Very popular hard-core trail with many marked obstacles. Harder choices on some obstacles can be extreme. Stock vehicles can access obstacles from network of interior roads starting at Niagara ORV Campground. Large area of Moab-style rock surfaces surrounds Base Camp. Green-sticker vehicles allowed except on paved roads. Trail adopted by 4x4 In Motion Club of Modesto. See www.4x4inmotion.com.

Photos of Niagara Rim

Niagara Rim
Niagara Rim
Niagara Rim

Difficulty

Difficult: All obstacles can be bypassed except Hard Brake Hill. Very steep and tippy in spots. Confusing network of roads around Base Camp. Stock vehicles should use interior roads.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Keller Swatman
Jul 04, 2023
2004 Toyota Tacoma
Open
Normal

Access Description

Take Hwy. 108 northeast from Sonora to Pinecrest. Stay on 108 another 14.4 miles and turn right on mostly paved Forest Road 5N01 at sign for Niagara Campgrounds. Stay on 5N01 total of 6.2 miles to trail on left marked with large brown sign saying NIAGARA RIM 4X4 TRAIL.

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