Hiking & Day Use Areas
The trails at Bullards Bar can be accessed from several different trailheads. There are plenty of wildflowers, ferns, a variety of pines and firs. Trail users should be cautious about straying from the trail due to the abundance of poison oak. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Bullards Bar Trail system. Please contact the Ranger Station for additional information or suggested use areas. (530) 288-3231.
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7 Ball Trail – 1.0 Miles – This trail descends 400’ at a moderate to rapid rate leading to Bullards Bar Trail. The trailheads are found by taking a paved road that intersects Marysville Road 1.5 and 1.9 Miles from Hwy 49.
8 Ball Trail – 3.8 Miles – This trail is an alternative to walking or riding on Marysville Road. It connects Rebel Ridge, 7 Ball and Schoolhouse Trails to make several loop routes possible with Bullards Bar Trail. 8 Ball winds it’s way through dense forest and open scrub brush areas following route of Marysville Road.
Dark Day Picnic Area – Dark Day offers 14 day use picnic sites – See Dark Day Campground Map. Easy access to parking, restrooms, and boat launch facility. No overnight camping in the day use area.
Bullards Bar Trail – 14.0 Miles – This trail offers an easy, fairly level, and scenic route along the contour of the reservoir up to Old Camptonville Road. Parking is found at the Vista Point day use area.
Rebel Ridge Trail – 1.6 Miles – This is a beautiful, moderate hike or ride down to Bullards Bar Trail. The trail descends 500’ through the lush conifer forest. Parking is about .6 miles from the intersection of Hwy 49 and Marysville Road.
Schoolhouse Trail – 0.7 Miles This trail can be found near campsite #13 within the Schoolhouse Campground. A 250’ rapid descent to Bullards Bar Trail along an old heavily shaded road bed. Parking is at the Schoolhouse Campground.