Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park

What is today called the Cronan Ranch was first acquired by the Central Pacific Railroad through a Federal land patent in 1887. Michael Cronan acquired the property from the Central Pacific Railroad in 1891. The ranch was grazed by the Cronan family until 1918 when it was sold to George and James Murphy. The Murphy family used the ranch for a time and then sold the property to Byron and Francis Bacchi in 1945 for inclusion in the Bacchi Ranch. Although this portion of the Bacchi Ranch was sold in 2004 to create the park, the Bacchi Ranch remains active today on nearby lands.

The Park contains 12 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, bird watching and other passive recreation. The borders of the park follow the South Fork American River, Highway 49, Pedro Hill Road and private lands.

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Latitude: 38.8016911 Longitude: -120.8937263 Elevation: 775 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park is located in Pilot Hill, California. The park contains 12 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, bird watching and other passive recreation. The borders of the park follow the South Fork American River.

Seasons Accessible

The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, year round.

Fees

None

ADA Accessibility Notes

Very limited access, picnic tables available, trails not paved.

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs allowed with responsible owners.

Comments

Great place to ride your horse and hike. Riders need to watch for paragliders though. I brought horses and stayed at nearby Enchanted April Inn where you can bring your horses (or not).

martea, 9/15/2012

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