This is a very steep and difficult trail, which involves numerous switchbacks. As you start down the trail, you will cross the Iowa Hill ditch. Further on you will see clusters of ferns beside the small streams. At the bottom of the trail at the river, you may continue upstream toward Sailor Flat, or downstream towards Mumford Bar on the American River Trail. Good fishing is available at times and limited camping is available along the trail. Campfire permits are required for campfires, backpacking stoves, BBQs & lanterns.

  • Distance 2.36 miles each way
  • Difficulty Difficult
  • Website Beacroft Trail
  • Best Feature Good fishing is available at times and limited camping is available along the trail
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Fishing

Trail Access – From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Road and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue 21 miles on Foresthill Road and turn left.  The trailhead is up the rocky road.


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