McGuire Trail

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Trail Description

This trail winds through timber and follows the north shore of French Meadows Reservoir, climbing moderately to the top of Red Star Ridge. This short restricted to Poppy Campground, which is about 1

mile from the boat ramp trailhead. Poppy stove in each. Campfires, backpacking stoves, BBQs and lanterns are permissible only within the facilities provided in the campground.

Trailhead Access

From Interstate 80, take the Foresthill exit to Foresthill Road and proceed 15.5 miles to the Foresthill Ranger Station. Continue 1.2 miles and turn right onto Mosquito Ridge Road. Travel approximately 38 miles to French Meadows Reservoir, cross the dam, and turn left. Continue for approximately 5 ½ miles and turn left at the intersection where the pavement ends, towards McGuire Boat Ramp. The trail can be accessed from the upper parking lot adjacent to the flush restroom.


  • Trail Measurement: 3.63 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 343945N
  • Compass Longitude: 1192002W
  • Numeric Latitude: 34.6624848
  • Numeric Longitude: -119.3340052
  • Elevation in Meters: 1467
  • Elevation in Feet: 4813

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