Climb to beautiful high plateaus with panoramic views. Visit mines and fishing lakes. Explore many legal side roads and camp spots all open to green-sticker vehicles (see MVUM). Remember helmets are required. Remote camp spots with toilet at far end of trail at Waypoint 06. Hike the eastern end of King River Hiking Trail into John Muir Wilderness to Baker Lake and beyond. Wildflowers in early summer. Fishing license required.
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Submitted by Matthew
I can say is we are definitely coming back to Coyote Flats. Exercise care going up the switchbacks but you should do fine in 4 low. After you cross the creek on the way to the flats, water was running on the road which has caused some erosion so beware of a rut or two. We only took the 32E303 section down to the Baker Summit trailhead. Including a stop at the trailhead for lunch, this trip took about 4 hours. You don’t want to forget your camera for this one!
Submitted by Gary
A rough climb that will require a little more clearance than an “aggressive stock SUV”. Our XJ has a 2″ lift with 30″ tires and still scrapped several times. However, there are lovely views along the way. We discovered a sidewall puncture a little past the first water crossing which forced an end to our progress on the trail (we only carry one spare). We plan to return and complete the trail soon – the trail is certainly worth another go!
Appropriately rated trail. Keep your speed down, engage low range, use lockers if you have them and pick a good...See More