hiking

views

dog friendly

forest

lake

trail running

kid friendly

wildlife

horseback riding

river

wild flowers

camping

walking

backpacking

dogs on leash

nature trips

waterfall

off road driving

fishing

snowshoeing

birding

swim through cave, lower cave had to hoist up dogs on one part up and over to other side. me like.

walking
10 days ago

Nice views... Nice little flat EASY walk. No reason to be rated moderate. Camped there with my kids and my 4 yr old walked it with us many, many moons ago.

hiking
14 days ago

I love this trail! One my all time favorites. Camp lake is breathtakingly beautifully!

backpacking
14 days ago

I've hiked out of the Crabtree Trailhead a few times, typically following the Crabtree trail east to Gem, Jewelry and Deer lakes and crossing down to a parallel trail to the south (trailhead at the Pine Valley horse camp) for the return trip, usually camping at Grouse Lake the last night before hiking out. I don't recommend the reverse journey, as there is a pretty long ascent from Grouse lake to the upper Lakes without many water sources.

Deer lake is absolutely stunning.

Mosquitoes can be pretty gnarly early in the summer, though they typically fall off pretty dramatically late in the season.

Also, if taking the lower trail back out to Crabtree (heading west), the "official" trail back has you climb 500ft in less than a mile - there is a much easier (though slightly longer) way back if you keep heading towards the Pine Valley horse hamp.

Easy hike with beautiful scenery. Plenty of places to stop for rest or leisure.

Cool hike!

on Lyons Dam

mountain biking
21 days ago

Great ride!

I parked up at Lyons Rd, right by the dam.
Rode south to the bottom then back up to the dam. Then rode across the damn wall and around the dam, approximately 4 miles.

The first part of the ride going south is very easy and on a fire road. Going around the lake there are some ups and downs and rocks as well as smooth fire road. All in all it is an easy to moderate ride.

Total trip was about 15.5 miles, done in approximately 2 1/2 hours at and average speed of 8 mph. The ride is mostly shady and had easy access to the creek and lake.

hiking
26 days ago

It's best to take this hike in the spring when the water is flowing! I just completed it the other day and there's no running water currently. Still gorgeous views and well worth it!

Awesome trail, beautiful scenery. Not too hard, my 6 year old got pretty tired but still had a great time. Nice places to stop and take a break for lunch and swimming. Took our dog, he had a great time as well. I had not been hiking here since high school, but we'll be coming more often for sure!

so beautiful here. and the hike is definitely not too bad it's worth it!

All three in our group had wore our pedometers. They all read 7 miles, not 4. Be sure to jump in the lake as the day warms up it's a trail where you must watch your step the whole way because of rocks and tree roots.

Beautiful place! Great hike/walk/ Family friendly.

1 month ago

Great low crowd hike. Great Lake. Fairly easy.

Was a great morning hike with lots of beautiful scenery :)