Hiking Strawberry Peak, Stanislaus National Forest

Hiking Strawberry Peak, Stanislaus National Forest

  • Location: Strawberry Peak, Stanislaus National Forest, California
  • Distance: 4.1 miles
  • Ascent: 767 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

Alas, didn’t take many photos of this hike near my cabin in Strawberry, California. I’ve heard about Strawberry Peak from family who had climbed it before (and “climb” is kind of a poor term, since it’s really just walking up a hill.)

Hiking Strawberry Peak, Stanislaus National Forest

 

Strawberry Peak, Stanislaus National Forest

Side note, my friend used Gaia GPS on his iPhone and I’m really impressed with the graphs and maps (both seen above).

On the map, we started on the right, right off of Sonora Pass Hwy (120), and the middle area is where the “peak” is — which is a hill with a building with a bunch of satellite dishes, but admittedly a really nice view. We continued down the trail farther in order to get a bigger hike in.

The trail is really a dirt road, which isn’t my favorite, one of the reasons I didn’t take many photos. It was good exercise, but not a hike I’d do again.