The hike into Kirkwood Ranch from the upper Pittsburgh Landing parking area is a gorgeous 5 mile stretch along an old pack trail. It doesn't run down on the river shore but up along the hillside, affording long views up and down the river.
You can make the hike in and back out in one day, or camp out in the old sheep fields. Camping is recommended because it gives you more time to explore the old Ranch, the museum, the Carson Mansion upcreek, or continue on down the pack trail for another 40 miles! About a mile or so past the Ranch is an excellent viewpoint. #hiking #camping #exploring #learning #history