We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Jackson, CA
Phone Number: 530-644-6048
Activities: Backpacking, Viewing wildlife
Description: One of many wilderness areas in California, the Mokelumne Wilderness is a...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Walk about town

We stayed in Moke Hill this past weekend and were delighted with how pretty it is in Springtime! We also managed to stumble across the town's Catholic Cemetery. It was like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
kat2kool
,
Bay Area, CA
Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bay Area, CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed in Moke Hill this past weekend and were delighted with how pretty it is in Springtime! We also managed to stumble across the town's Catholic Cemetery. It was like going back in time! Enjoyed seeing all the Irish and Italian names buried there. Gorgeous! Tall cypress trees there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atascadero, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I spent most of the day driving up the river. I went into the wilderness off 88 and nelson road. A long two lane road runs down to Salt Springs Reservoir, with the river along side in many portions. The river looked amazing, scattered with campgrounds and areas to fish. The only issue I came across on that specific road... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Jackson, California, United States
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oregon Coast
Top Contributor
871 reviews 871 reviews
330 attraction reviews
2,213 helpful votes 2,213 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed The Mokelumne Wilderness also viewed

 

Been to The Mokelumne Wilderness? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Mokelumne Wilderness staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?