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Magnolia Ranch

Magnolia Ranch
Free parking
2-30 miles semi-loop trail with moderate terrain and heavy foot traffic
From the Magnolia Ranch parking lot, you can either walk an easy loop of a couple miles or you can divert onto the south fork american river trail which goes all the way to Folsom Lake.

There's an interesting contrast in scenery, with gentle grassy hills and a creek and forest and the river ravine.

Magnolia Ranch Trailhead @ Highway 49
Pilot Hill, California 95664
United States
Hazards horse manure
Needs Cleanup? no
2.33/5 based on 3 votes.
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Comments on Magnolia Ranch

Avatar Guest
Posted May 10, 2022 - 11:08 PM:

Too crowded. Parking lot always full.

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Avatar Paul
Posted Sep 07, 2022 - 6:06 AM:

Unlike the Cronan Ranch trailhead which always fills, I've never seen Magnolia Ranch fill up. But I suppose if you get there at noon on a weekend with ideal weather it might. In that case you could try diverting to the Greenwood Creek access down the street and connect with Gerle loop.

It is popular, not one of the places you can hike without seeing anyone all day. I see I had it misclassified as light foot traffic, fixed.

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