Stanislaus River - Knights Ferry to McHenry Recreation Area

#1 of 1 trails in Kerr Park
Stanislaus River - Knights Ferry to McHenry Recreation Area is a 27 mile trail located near Oakdale, California. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for canoeing.

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R K.

Knights Ferry never fails to delight. Took a day trip to watch huge salmon from the vehicle bridge as they spawn in the gravel beds of the Stanislaus River below. Upstream above the historic covered bridge and grist mill ruins, we hiked the trail meandering along the river on a sunny breezy fall day, saw an awesome pair of peregrine falcons glide leisurely and low over the river heading downstream.

Jose Soto

1 Completed2 Reviews

Jose Soto

1 Completed2 Reviews

Was a very nice scenery and easy walk would definitely go again. nice water rapids and rocks to climb..

Prisma Solorzano

1 Completed1 Reviews

Jessica Serna

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail, easy and not lots of people

Sarah Acosta

23 Completed25 Reviews

It's close to my house so I take my dog here all the time. It's a great place for swimming, floating, rock jumping, rafting, gold paning, picnicking, hiking or just getting outside for the day. There's a covered bridge and some historical stuff to check out as well. There's a few trails to choose from, but all end up at the same place. Overall, there's something for every level of outdoor enthusiasts...

Claire B

44 Completed24 Reviews

I grew up hiking and rafting in Knights Ferry, so to say I know on the back of my hand is an understatement. The hike in Knights Ferry is very easy and short (maybe 2 miles roundtrip?), perfect for anyone of any physical shape and age. Even the raft/float down the Stanislaus is relaxing and mellow, perfect for all ages to enjoy. The best time to visit is in the spring so you can see the rolling green hills, wildflowers, and lighter crowds. The summer is the worst time to visit because the heat can be oppressive and the crowds can be awful because of the hike, rafting, and cliff jumping.

T P.

A nice place to visit water is cold as ice. Hot in the summer very cold in the winter. Picnic tables and restrooms. A little museum free of charge. There is some history there.

B & M Hikers

6 Completed4 Reviews

Wonderful easy hike. Great day trip