Date(s): 08/30/2019 - 09/08/2019
Time: All Day
Contact: Dave Londo
This narrow corridor trail between the John Muir & Dinky Lakes Wilderness Areas offers incredible scenery, great Jeeping, hiking, camping, and trout fishing. The trail is expected to open in August, and is maintained by the Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno.
How large can a granite boulder be? — find out as we climb up “Chicken Rock” soon after the trail starts!!
Friday night campsite: Voyager Rock Campground at Courtright Reservoir
No fee or reservations required — 440 miles from San Diego
GPS: 37.103555 -118.961747 Elevation 8000 feet
Directions — Take Hwy 168 east from Fresno. Just before you reach Shaver Lake turn right on the Dinkey Creek Road. Travel 11.7 miles east to the intersection of the Dinkey Creek Road and the McKinley Grove Road. Turn right and travel 13.6 miles north on the McKinley Grove Road to the Courtright Reservoir turnoff. Turn left and travel north 7.5 miles to Courtright Lake. At Courtright lake there will be a junction in the road. Turn right towards the Maxson trailhead. Travel north for 3.3 miles to the Maxson trailhead. At the Maxson trailhead take the Dusy Ershim Off Highway Vehicle Route. Follow it for 1.8 miles to Voyager Rock Campground.
Plan to leave Voyager Rock Campground at 7:30 am Saturday. The Dusy is 31 miles long. We’ll spend at least 2 nights camping on the trail, coming out sometime Monday.
Other nearby trails in Sierra National Forrest may include:
Swamp Lake trail
Red Lake / Coyote Lake
Brewer Lake trail
You are free to spend just the weekend, or the entire week.
Gas – fill up at Shaver Lake. Bring extra gas.
Ham Radio 147.480 simplex
These trails are rated as difficult – be prepared.
Note: if you are towing your rig, most people park truck/trailer on Dinky Creek Road near Shaver Lake or at the turn-off to the Swamp Lake Trail. This leaves 25-30 miles to Courtright Reservoir.
Trail Boss: Dave Londo David.Londo@att.net
(619) 458-6654 cell
Trailhead/Meeting MapMap Unavailable