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This trail was nice. We went in December, when the section of the campground at the trailhead was closed and blocked off. However the trail itself remained open if you walk to the start. We saw no other people.
The trail had bathrooms near the start (as it is a campground). It was also dog friendly, which was a key reason we chose this hike.
The trail is well marked and both wide and well maintained. It was more like a longer nature stroll. There was however one portion where the trail was flooded from recent rains, but we waded across with pups in arms with not much trouble.
The trail was mostly forested and I appreciated the remnants of fall leaves in December. Approximately half way to the lake is the cemetery. The cemetery, while unique, wasn't that impressive. It seemed like many of the stones had been refurbished or were new, so to me it seemed at odds with itself, but I saw this is comparison to ones from New England.
This trail is worth a visit particularly if you have a dog with you. Plus the campground is beautiful and Burney Falls just down the street is amazing.
Very easy walking path, even to Lake Britton & back. The waterfall is amazingly beautiful. I was so impressed that I posted a video on YouTube to encourage others to come feel the power & awesomeness of mother nature.
In going to Lake Britton, I saw a women with 2 big dogs & there's postings for no dogs. If pet owners would pick up their poop & keep them on a leash, the park authorities would welcome dogs. Due to this consistent lack of responsibility, signs are posted.
This was a short and very easy hike, which I was thankful for after hiking in Castle Crags the previous day. Lots of great views of Burney Creek and the falls themselves. We waded out into the waterfall pool to get some better pictures. The super cold water felt great on a hot August day. I would recommend this to anyone. The falls are stunning!