Tiffany R. on Skull Crack Trail
VERY GOOD HIKING TRAIL. Would NEVER again bring horses on it again though. The trail is a little narrow with a very steep drop off many feet down, into the lake below. I had a friend who's horse fell off the trail, into the water and drown. Very terrible and I would not want that to happen to anyone.
Horse Friends - Do not attempt to take trailer up without scouting in car first to know what trailer parking is like. There is no trailer parking. Just parking on roadway. On a typical Saturday that entire roadway is packed with parked cars so road is one lane only. Turn around is tight and requires backing. Family's with kids, dogs, bikes, canoes, tents, etc at trailhead.
Moderate to hard trail with some hill climb, all single track, 30% of trail is rocky.
That said, the views are magnificent and a great place to take a swim with the horses after the ride!
Nice, easy trail with beautiful scenery. Great for anyone. If you take kids on this trail just watch them as the trail is high above Causey Reservoir and it is a long way down on the North side of the trail. There are a couple of campsites at the end of the trail where the stream flows into the reservoir. I know some people backpack in or kayak to this point for camping.
Skull Crack gives you beautiful views of Causey, especially the further in you go. My favorite time to hike here is during a light rain or winter when the lake is frozen and the trail is covered in snow. It's so beautiful. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's in and out.
I've also canoed and paddle boarded on the reservoir. Lots of fun!