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Emma Carlin Trail
This sister system to the John Muir Trail is a bit more out-of-the-way and less heavily used. This trail system, on County Highway Z just south of State Highway 59, goes through a hardwood forest with mostly hilly terrain. Three color-coded trails ranging from 3.5 to 8 miles. Parking, water, and vault toilets are available. The trails in this system are single-track mountain bike trails that are generally more difficult than the John Muir Trails. All three loops have difficult sections. If you ride every loop in both systems and the connector, you will cover nearly 40 miles - and deserve a medal. The trail is open to hikers and snowshoes in the winter. A state park vehicle sticker is required. Anyone 16 years and older riding a mountain bike, cross country skiing will require a state trail pass as well.
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