Stanislaus Forebay

Total Miles


853.78 ft


1 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This a very easy trail and is mostly forest roads that zig-zag up the hill to the Forebay. This can be accessed from many ways whether it be from Columbia, Twain Harte, or Camp 9. The Camp 9 entrance is the fastest way in and is a pretty drive looking over the Stanislaus River. Fishing? Try the Forebay and the Stanislaus--they're active fishing areas known for some trophies!

Photos of Stanislaus Forebay

Stanislaus Forebay
Stanislaus Forebay
Stanislaus Forebay


This trail is mostly dirt and rock with some mud puddles. Some 2WD cars and most 4x4 will be fine.

Technical Rating


Status Reports

Jason Willis
Apr 02, 2024
Easy trail and the same condition as American Camp Lookout. No traction issues but was in 4Lo for better speed management,

Access Description

If starting on the Camp 9 side, cross the bridge and proceed to the mapped route. If starting on the Columbia side, follow the American camp route on 3N03 for a ways and get on the Connector trail. Make sure to have your maps downloaded because service is spotty.

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