Horseshoe Bend Trail - Sierra National Forest
Horseshoe Bend Trail
This trail is located about 7.5 miles from Auberry and extends about 3.5 miles to the San Joaquin River from the trailhead.
Take 168 North from Clovis for about 23 miles to Auberry Rd. Turn on left on Auberry Rd and take that for about 3 miles until you slightly turn left onto Powerhouse Rd. Take Powerhouse Rd for about 7.5 miles to Redinger Lake Rd. Take Redinger Lake Rd for just under a mile until you get to the trailhead. There is a small parking area at the trailhead.
This trail is a single track throughout. It originally went around in a Horseshoe but the section of the trail on the east side is not as maintained as the west side. The trail meanders around 3.5 miles to the San Joaquin River. There are cattle ranging in and around the trail so be aware. In the Spring the wildflowers are abundant. It is best to hike this trail from the Fall to Spring as it gets too hot during the late spring and Summer. It can get busy during the spring when the wildflowers are blooming.