- Halls Ranch Trail is a difficult 5.5 mile long trail at an elevation of 2,600 feet. This trail begins a hundred feet up the Summer Home Tract access road. The first three miles are the most rewarding as it climbs to the ridge top offering spectacular views of the North Yuba drainage. After a short hike along the ridge it drops into Fiddle Creek, an ideal site for picnicking and relaxing. It immediately climbs over another ridge and drops into Little Fiddle Creek before making the final ascent to Halls Ranch.
During high runoff, the creeks can be quite challenging to cross, please use extra caution.
Beyond Fiddle Creek, the trail passes through the Indian Burn, a result of a 10,000 acre fire that occurred in the late summer, 1987. Some stretches of the trail through the burn can be hard to follow during certain times of the year when vegetation grows in and over the trail.
Those who can arrange transportation, may wish to be dropped off below Halls Ranch Station and be picked up at the Indian Rock Picnic Area. Hiking the trail in this direction, the road to Halls Ranch begins near the Indian Valley Outpost and is paved most of the way.
- tel: 530-288-3231
- 15924 Highway 49
- Camptonville, CA 95922
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