Living in Fresno one can benefit from some amazing nearby trails to jog, climb, and hike without spending much except a few bucks in gas. The adrenaline rush from a strenuous run is uncompared as is the burn in your legs from a great rock climb. Fresno Dome provides both. Peeking out from among the pine and fir trees in Oakhust, the trail is easily accessible without a fee, typically lower temperature than Fresno, and a mix of rock climbing, flat land for running, and a bit of rocky terrain to give you a reason to take a break and walk and no reason to get bored.
The hike is right outside of Oakhurst with a trail head off CA-41 just south of the Yosemite exit. The total length of the trail is only 1.6 miles with an elevation gain of less than 600 feet and a starting elevation of only 7,000 feet. The trail is considered Class 1, thus a person can do the climb without gear. Please note that this is an out back trail so there are no food, drink, or rest rooms facilities on the trail. Due to the height it is typically best to hike this or jog between May and October to avoid potential ice or very wet and muddy trails. Abundant parking is available along the side of the road and in the pull out by the trail head.