Niagara Rim

This is a really popular trail with plenty of optional, extremely difficult obstacles.

Total Miles
8.8

Elevation

2471.86 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Difficult

Best Time

Summer

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Trail Overview

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

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.