Don Pedro Shoreline Trail
Photo © Dave Jigour
Currently 3.5 miles long, this scenic hiking and mountain biking trail starts at the Blue Oaks Group Area vista point and parallels the high water mark of the Reservoir to its current eastern terminus at Buzzard Point. Along the way, this trail traverses spectacular wildflower displays in the spring, passes by large Quartz outcroppings, offers unique vistas of Don Pedro Lake and the Sierra Nevada range to the east, and is always a great place to view wildlife and birds such as Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Red-Tailed Hawks and Great Blue Herons .
Plans exist to extend this trail another 3 miles to an eastern terminus at Schoolhouse Point in the near future.
From Hwy. 120 take County Hwy. J-59 south 15 miles, turn left and head south on Bonds Flat Rd. 1.5 miles, turn left into Blue Oaks Recreation Area, follow main campground road around to Blue Oaks Group Area and park there.
From Hwy. 132 take County Hwy. J-59 north 7 miles, turn right and head south on Bonds Flat Rd. 1.5 miles, turn left into Blue Oaks Recreation Area, follow main campground road around to Blue Oaks Group Area and park there.
Trail-head begins approximately 500 feet south of Blue Oaks Group Area Pavillion. Follow paved pathway down hill to trail-head.
Route Length: 3.5 miles, 7 miles round trip
Easy with Some Moderately Strenous Sections