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Seven Pines

Seven Pines

Seven Pines

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 38.34170°N / 119.7766°W

Object Title: Seven Pines

County: Stanislaus

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 6800 ft / 2073 m


Page By: Alpinist

Created/Edited: Aug 25, 2007 / Mar 21, 2013

Object ID: 328635

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The Seven Pines trailhead is located on the west side of Sonora Pass on CA Highway 108, 1-2 miles west of the Kennedy Meadows road. It provides access to the south central region of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Area. Parking is free. The primary trail somewhat follows Douglas Creek to the northeast, and it ultimately loops back to St Mary's Pass. The closest peaks to the TH are Bald Peak and Red Peak. The trail is not heavily used. There is ample parking room.

There are several private buildings but no amenities of any kind at the trailhead. The closest public campgrounds are located just a few miles down the road at Eureka Valley or Baker Campground as marked on the USGS topo map.


The Seven Pines trailhead is located approximately 56 miles east of Sonora, CA, and 33 miles west of Bridgeport, CA on Highway 108.

There is a small sign on Hwy 108 that marks the dirt road leading to the trailhead. Unfortunately, the sign was placed off the highway a little ways and is only really visible to eastbound traffic. Watch carefully for the dirt road as you get close.

Drive up the dirt road for 0.2 miles. There is an unmarked dirt road that splits off on the left that leads to the trailhead. If that road looks too muddy for your car, you can park just to the right of the split. Otherwise, follow that dirt road for another 0.2 miles past the buildings to the trailhead sign. Park anywhere at the end of the road near the sign.


Please note that Hwy 108 is closed in winter. CalTrans normally has the road open from the west as far as Kennedy Meadows for the opener of trout fishing season the last weekend in April. Sonora Pass does not usually open until some time in May, depending on the amount of snow fall each year.

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