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North Mountain Trail, located in the Groveland Ranger District, is a strenuous, 3 mile trail that follows a ridgeline to an abandoned fire tower. Aquamarine lakes and streams, delicate wildflowers, spectacular vistas, unique geological formations, and other scenic wonders await hikers in the Groveland Ranger District.

This trail is not maintained by the Forest Service. Use caution when hiking the trail.

Directions: From Groveland District Office, Travel five miles along Cherry Lake Road. Approximately two miles past the Kirkwood Powerhouse, bear right and up off Cherry Lake Road. Continue bearing right and up for one mile to gated road. Park off the road, do not block the gate. Trail begins to the right, just in front of the closed gate.

Elevation: 3,200 feet

Ending Elevation: 5,753 feet

Elevation Gain: 2,553 feet

Distance: 3 miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Stanislaus National Forest, California

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