Buzzard's Roost Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Buzzard's Roost Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Friant, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 475 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
31 minutes ago

Steep trail buy worth the climb. The view of the lake from the top is breathtaking.

35 minutes ago

Multiple trails so was hard to find but great trails steep be prepared to walk walking shoes water wonderful view!!

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5 days ago

The Buzzards roost is a step trail but well worth the climb. There are many trails in this area and all seem to be hilly but great hikes.

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7 days ago

One of the better hikes close to home in Fresno. With all of the rain, so many small streams, a waterfall and much green vegetation. I began from trailhead by the group camp site and returned there. Took about 45 mins from that point to the roost. The view from the top late in the day was tops. I'm sure within a month that the wildflowers will make it even better. Beware of mountain lion(s) as I found scat near the "roost". Also, signs indicate "no dogs". Please abide and pack out your trash. Enjoy!

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11 days ago

Well marked. Quick hike, but climb from the start. If you want a great view and a good well marked trail go for it. Took us about 40 mins up and 20 down.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice Hike... Beautiful mini waterfall on the way up... Great views of the Lake

2 months ago

Great trail in late fall or early spring. Trail can be hard to follow in some areas due to overgrowth. Kid- friendly 7yrs on up.

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4 months ago

8 months ago

A short nice hike. Wish it would of been longer.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Great views!

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1 year ago

Very nice, although steep at times if you're not very sure-footed/bad joints/whatever but great for a short afternoon hike. I enjoyed myself and the view from the top. Not much shade, so be wary of the time of day

2 years ago

1/10/15 This was a good uphill hike. Once at the top we weren't quite ready to call it quits and head back down so we followed what looked like an animal trail and went further then made our way back. Probably an extra mile or so. Very hazy day so the pictures weren't great. Will definitely do again. Good work out. I thought out and back meant 1.2 one way but it's the total hike if you stick to the trail.