Red Hills Road/Serpentine loop

Total Miles


405.09 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

Red Hills Recreation (BLM) area is a scenic day use only location. There are tons of hiking trails in the area, as well as the Serpentine Loop Trail which is a mild to moderate trail with tons of seasonal water crossings and picnic areas near the water. Accessible to most 4x4 and AWD vehicles, smaller rocks, and mud puddles, no camping in the area but it makes for a nice day trip! The area is a historic location where many old westerns were filmed. Tons of spring flowers and water flowing throughout the trail.


The trail is mostly a dirt road with smaller rocks, and mud during rainy seasons.

Technical Rating


Access Description

From Sonora take State Highway 49 South 15 miles to Chinese Camp, then south on Red Hills Road for about a 1/2 mile. There are 3 main parking areas as well as a restroom at the main staging area for the horse trails.