Best Trails near Bridgeport, California

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on Barney Lake Trail
1 day ago

best day hike!

on Point Defiance Trail
2 days ago

hiking

Never been to this trail. Took my best friend on her very first hike here. I have to say it is absolutely a great trail for beginners. Absolutely love the fact that there wasn't careless people throwing trash on the trail!!
I'd do this one again.

on Horse Creek Trail
15 days ago

hiking

Nice steady trail up and back, very nice near Horse Creek.

on Robinson Creek Trail
22 days ago

hiking

One of my favorites, I kept going and turned it into a 50 mile loop. Gorgeous views and strenuous in several parts. Several bears were spotted

on Point Defiance Trail
1 month ago

hiking

A fun hike with three sections. First, some steep switchbacks up a hill. Second a firebreak road down to the lake shore. Third, a narrow mostly shaded trail through rocks, trees and flowers. Takes about an hour but worth bringing a picnic to enjoy at the edge of the lake.

on Point Defiance Trail
2 months ago

hiking

Decent lil hike. Hot during the summer. Water at the campground is ice cold. Go a little further down and the trail and the water is perfect. Decent up and downs, some parts of the trail are a lil rough and worn but other than that nice lil hike. Easy to make a day trip out of it.

on Bodie Ghost Town Trail
2 months ago

scenic driving

Easy trail.. Cool ending at the ghost town. This was fun for a fall run because there were tons of puddles.. Camped at twin lakes!

on Point Defiance Trail
3 months ago

hiking

We are a senior citizens group (Alta Hikers) and like to take the Point Defiance Loop (see our map) first and then do the Buttermilk Trail after lunch at a leisurely pace to enjoy the flowers. Have to time it right - a phone call to the ranger station can help you decide when to go in early spring. Enjoy!!!

on Point Defiance Trail
4 months ago

Really nothing special. The beginning was probably the best part.

on Point Defiance Trail
4 months ago

hiking

Beautiful hike with many wildflowers and butterflies. Great scenery which includes the river and a lake. Rocky narrow trail to start and wide open lush meadows with a downhill descent bring you back. We started hiking along the river and it was mostly in the sun. Second half included more trees and shade.

on Point Defiance Trail
6 months ago

hiking

Beautiful hike that I would definitely do again. We did the Point Defiance Loop. As a "beginner hiker" though I don't know that I would have called this "easy". We had 3 kids under the age of 10 with us. The two older did great, the little one had a hard time as there is a steep climb if starting at the covered bridge and going along the river. Also, there are some drop offs to the river that are very steep with the trail right at the edge of it, made me very nervous there also with kids. The half way point is gorgeous with a view of the river and picnics benches. I would recommend starting at the switchbacks going over the mountain first instead of along the river first for an easier hike.

on Barney Lake Trail
6 months ago

camping

on Point Defiance Trail
9 months ago

hiking

This trail is rough and has lots of poison oak. It does lead to a relatively secluded spot on Lake Englebright. For a better workout make the entire loop.
Weekends in spring and summer can be busy.

Best for swimming, birding, photography, nature watching and maybe fishing. Harder than Buttermilk mostly due to a less developed surface part way. The northern and western portion of the loop are on an old dirt road.
If you enjoy nature go. If you are looking for wilderness, go elsewhere.

on Emma Lake Trail
1 year ago

This is a lovely, short hike. On a summer Saturday we saw no one else on the trail or at the lake. Uphill 1.5 miles from the trailhead to the lake. Beautiful views to the East as you head up. Be sure to take a car with pretty good clearance to make it all the way down the road to the trailhead.

on Point Defiance Trail
1 year ago

hiking

Great family hike. easy to moderate.

on Point Defiance Trail
1 year ago

It is summer so for sure it was hot. Great views of the river. Trail starts right at the old wood covered bridge. I hiked in to the lake and back.