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The Mokelumne Wilderness

Jackson, CA
530-644-6048
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Jackson
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Backpacking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: One of many wilderness areas in California, the Mokelumne Wilderness is a great location for a...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Backpacking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: One of many wilderness areas in California, the Mokelumne Wilderness is a great location for a secluded backpacking trip at elevations under 10,000 feet.
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Baltimore
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stumbled onto Blue Lakes Road by accident and followed it 12 miles out into the Molekumne Wilderness. The scenery is awesome, the lake levels were down due to the drought. It is a pleasant drive that opens up all kinds of hiking opportunities. It's fun to just stand still, and listen to the silence. No sounds except the breeze... More 

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San Jose, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This really shouldn't be put together as one attraction, as the Mokelumne Wilderness includes many stand alone destinations worth the drive. I will briefly list some of my family's favorites as traveling east on 88 from Jackson. Bear Reservoir: The more crowded lower lake which has a marina (rent boats or canoes) and allows motorized boating activities is easily accessible... More 

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Jackson, California, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Mokelumne Wilderness, straddling the Pacific Crest Trail seems a world away from the remote highway passes that flank its northern and southern borders. Headwaters for the Mokelumne River, access to the wilderness is more limited now with the judicial closers of many of the primitive roads to its west and east. A highlight and easy day drip is from... More 

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Oregon Coast
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795 reviews 795 reviews
286 attraction reviews
2,072 helpful votes 2,072 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

The Mokelumne wilderness area is located about an hour from Jackson, off Highway 88. It consists of over 100,000 acres that are accessible only on foot or by horseback. Nothing mechanical is allowed, including bikes and hiking strollers. There are three trailheads that access it and the charge for day use is $5 per car. Overnight camping requires a permit... More 

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