hiking

forest

views

trail running

lake

wildlife

kid friendly

wild flowers

dog friendly

walking

horseback riding

nature trips

camping

backpacking

dogs on leash

river

birding

waterfall

off road driving

fishing

snowshoeing

Stanislaus National Forest is a United States national forest which manages 898,099 acres of land in four counties in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. It was established on February 22, 1897, making it one of the country's oldest national forests. It was named after the Stanislaus River.

backpacking
4 days ago

It has been years since i have been on this trail and my scout troop is thinking about backpacking to the Falls. I do have a few questions and i hope that someone may have the answer. Is there a place along the trail that we can fit about 30 people? Has anyone fished this? Is it any good and is it barbless? Not sure if you can answer this particular post but any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance

10 days ago

A nice little hike to the swimming hole

hiking
20 days ago

I thought this was a great trail. Started out going around the lake, then through the Forrest, then the best part was following the blue arrows and climbing up the rocks. Beautiful end location. One of my favorites.

great trail but there are more than just one cave. you need to look around the parking lot for the other trail.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

I came here on a early December day and did not see one other vehicle. Road is not the best to travel on but it is doable. Very nice views of the river in many places. I stopped at a picnic table looking at the river and had it all to my self. I stopped at the bridge and marveled at the view. I am glad I came here at least once.

2 months ago

It's a very simple and short hike with a nice payoff for the effort. Very pretty and quiet setting. I had the falls to myself. I wish I liked have jumped in but not a good idea in December. I would love to co e back when weather is warmer.

hiking
2 months ago

Couple things on this trail, views are amazing! one thing to keep in mind if you are afraid of heights the road down is in good condition but its very narrow and a very steep drop hundreds of feet down so it is definitely a little nervy, but again amazing views. One you make it to the bottom there is a cool little spot where the water is calm that's absolutely beautiful. The bridge is very cool, I was alone so I didn't trek on the other side of the bridge but definitely will next time. Camping spots at the bottom by the river as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful hike. I loved the rolling granite hills. Lots of sun exposure but there were trees all around; the lakes were great respites. What I liked most was that you could just keep going and connect through to other routes. The trail is fairly obvious but there weren't many markers. The most ambiguous area is between Camp and Bear Lakes where the sandy trail criss-crosses with a stream. It's hard to tell what is the stream bank and what is the trail (I'd say to follow your gut, the stream leads the way).
Nov 5/2016

I wouldn't call this "hiking". It's more of a leisurely walk on uneven terrain. Pretty flat all the way with occasional inclines. Really great walk in the morning after a couple of days hiking nearby Crabtree trail. The reservoir is pretty (tons of rises).
Nov 5/2016

hiking
3 months ago

Was our first time there! Did not get to do the whole loop due to a knee injury and the time of day we arrived there. But will be doing it again when the season allows!

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike and super worth the effort. Chleo's Bath is beautiful. The only thing I'll say is be prepared for a tough climb on the last bit to the bath. Tricky climbing.