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The Mokelumne Wilderness

Jackson, CA
530-644-6048
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Jackson
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... more » 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. « less
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San Jose, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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751 reviews 751 reviews
266 attraction reviews
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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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