Cronin Ranch Trails Pictures, American River

Posted March 9, 2006 by Robyn Suddeth

Over the last 15 years, the American River Conservancy has worked hard to aquire the funding and land necessary to make a trail system along the South Fork American River a reality. (See recent post, American River Trail- A New Way to Access the South Fork American River.)

American River Cronin Ranch

Part of these efforts was the recent acquisition of Cronin Ranch; a large piece of property along the Lower South Fork which the Bureau of Land Management has since turned into a public trail system for use by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. On my last trip out to Coloma, I took some time to go check it out and get some pictures of the park.

I was impressed by the numbers of trails, and excited to be standing on a ridge looking down on a section of river that I had before then only seen from water level. Definitely a beautiful place to go spend a day and explore– hopefully these pictures motivate a few of you!


Starting Out On the Trail… There’s snow on those Mountains in the Background. Wish my camera had caught it!


First View of the River, from Long Valley Trail


So Many Shades Of Green- Those hillsides are amazing!

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