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Tuolumne River Canyon Trail, located half a mile downstream from the Lumsden Boat Launch in the Groveland Ranger District, is a moderate, 6 mile trail that follows the south side of the Tuolumne River to the confluence of the Clavey River. There is a washout half way, exercise caution at this section of the trail.

The Tuolumne River Canyon is well known for its colorful spring wildflower displays. Among the flowers are bright blue lupines, yellow seep-spring monkeyflowers, pink shooting stars, blue gilia, and white globe lilies. At times, the steep slopes of the canyon are ablaze with California poppies, fiddlenecks, and goldfields. Wildlife is also abundant along the river. Visitors might see nesting golden eagles, wintering bald eagles, California quail, coyotes, black-tailed jack rabbits, mule deer and possibly river otters and bobcats as well.

Directions: From Groveland District Office, Travel approximately 10 miles on Highway 120 to Ferretti Road, turn left. Take Lumsden Road off of Ferretti Road, approximately 4.5 miles to the trailhead. The trailhead is a half mile downstream from the Lumsden Boat Launch.

Elevation: 1,250 feet

Ending Elevation: 1,400 feet

Elevation Gain: 150 feet

Distance: 6 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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Stanislaus National Forest, California

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