Granite Gorge & Preston Falls Naturalist Hike

Local's favorite hike and swim destinationPrice: $160 adult, $120 youth | Ages: 10+
$100 - $250
Full Day
Hiking
Intermediate
Stanislaus Natl Forest
Swimming
OFFERED IN SPRING, SUMMER & FALL*
Experience the secluded splendor of the Tuolumne River, downstream from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Stunning Preston Falls is a hidden gem nestled in beautiful forest, away from the crowds. We will likely have the trail to ourselves as we enjoy abundant spring wildflowers such as Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, Larkspur, California Indian Pink and many others.

Our trail will take us through the narrow Granite Gorge, a beautiful section of river banked by vertical granite walls. Upon arriving at Preston Falls you will have time to eat lunch on the banks and take a swim in the Tuolumne crisp, clear waters to cool off before the hike back.

TRIP TIME
9am-4pm

GROUP SIZE
Up to 9 participants. Reservations recommended. Contact Recreation Desk for availability and pricing for groups of 10 or more.

PRICE
$160 adult; $120 child (age 10-15). Includes transportation, naturalist guide, trekking pole rental and lunch voucher for use in our General Store.

DIFFICULTY/AGE LIMIT
Participants should be comfortable hiking up to 8 miles on slightly uphill terrain at elevations of 3,000 to 4000 feet. The trip is suitable for fit individuals ages 10 and above.

MEETING PLACE
Meet 15 minutes before departure at the Evergreen Lodge Recreation Desk (located in the Recreation Center).

WHAT TO BRING
• Completed trip registration forms
• Small backpack with minimum 48 oz. water and snacks
• Proper footwear–tennis shoes or hiking boots preferred
• Layered clothing including wind/rain jacket
• Bug repellant, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Camera and binoculars
• Swimsuit

OTHER INFORMATION
• Our first-aid-certified guides carry first aid kits, permits, maps, radios/cell phones, and water filters
• Guide gratuity is not included; for exemplary service, a 10-20% tip is customary
• Prices subject to change

For more information, call (209) 379-2373 x3 or email recreation@rushcreeklodge.com.

* Conditions permitting. Call for additional seasonal availability.

The Evergreen is an equal opportunity provider, and this trip is operated under special use permit with the Stanislaus National Forest.