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Long Distance Hike – Colfax-Stevens Trail – CANCELLED

May 2, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Event: Colfax-Stevens Trail

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2023 @ 08:30 AM – 03:30 PM

Event Leader(s); Instructor(s):
Walkiewicz, Mary @ 775-240-7272; walkietalkie47@yahoo.com

Ride Sharing: North West Kohl’s Parking Lot @ 07:00 AM. Directions: 5150 Mae Anne Ave in Ridgeview Plaza

Starting Location: Stevens Trail Parking TH. Directions: From I-80 West take Exit #135 towards Grass Valley/Colfax. At The traffic circle, take the first exit. Turn Right onto CA-174 E. Turn Left onto Canyon Way. Turn Right onto Canyon CT. Turn Left onto N Canyon Way/Stevens Trial to the parking lot. (Do not get back onto I-80.)

Description: This is a beautiful hike out of Colfax, CA. It is a perfect place to view wildflowers. The trail is mostly well-groomed, single track, but has steep drop-offs, creek crossings and, at times, boulder scrambling. There are great views of the north fork of the winding American River. The trail leads downhill continually to the river, where we will take a lunch break.

Dress accordingly, as there is poison oak along the trail, but if you remain on the trail, there should be no problem. You may want to bring extra socks in case you get soggy from creek crossings.

Distance(s): 8.5     Route Type: Out-and-Back     Elevation Gain: 1,600 (feet)     Difficulty: 6 (1=Easy thru 10=Very Difficult)

Event Specific Information: This is a 90 minute drive to the trailhead in Colfax, CA

What to Bring: Plenty of water, lunch, snacks. Clothing layers as needed, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, hiking poles.

Click any link to see a Google Map; Please arrive at least 15 minutes before stated times


May 2, 2023
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Stevens Trail Parking TH
39.105524, -120.947253 + Google Map

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