Native American Cave Painting Tour
Come view Native American cave paintings near Camanche Reservoir and learn about their origins. We will take a hike to the Canal Cave site to view local fauna and discuss Native American plant uses. Attendees will learn about this region's rich history that was once inhabited by Native Americans and subsequent mining communities.
The round trip is three miles of moderate grade with minimal shade. The trail ranges from wide and gravelly to narrow and grassy. The slope of the last quarter-mile will be strenuous for inexperienced hikers. This hiking opportunity, which is not accessible by the public without an EBMUD ranger, is popular but only has 24 spots. Sign up soon!
Bring: Sturdy hiking shoes and backpack with lunch, drinking water, insect repellent, sun glasses, sunscreen, and binoculars/camera. You may encounter poison oak – wear long pants and bring isopropyl alcohol-based skin wipes or poison oak ointment. No pets or alcoholic beverages.
Minors: Participants under 18 are welcome with written permission from a parent or guardian; an adult must accompany those under 16 years of age. Not recommended for children under age 7.
Registration: Email Ranger Lora Sparrowk or call (209) 772-8260.
Level of Difficulty: The round trip is three miles of moderate grade with minimal shade. The slope of the last quarter-mile will be strenuous for inexperienced hikers.
Weather Conditions: Rain or shine but be prepared for warmer weather. Click here for weather information.
Fee: No charge