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I did the 7mile loop on Sunday. Low traffic. I'd rate it as easy but I had taken my friend a few days ago and he could barely do 2miles.

I use this trail year round. Love it because it's so easy to get to and gorgeous year round. Plus my huskies love it. It was fairly windswept today and a bit difficult to find easy ways across some of the snowfields on the slope, but we did make Silver Dollar Lake today.

1 day ago

Went about halfway out and back. Steady climb on the way up.

1 day ago

Nice enough walk. I heard a plane fly over and it ruined the whole experience though.

Paved trail of tourist. But it is Yosemite and beautiful. Walk down the four mile trail for more adventurous hiking

2 days ago

Great adventure for the whole family. Easy for kids. Best of both worlds. Collect shells, Catch low tide and watch the seals basking in the sun and playing in the ocean. We saw around 60 seals. Bring your binoculars to get a closer view. I have 1 complaint. We brought our dog with us for the adventure, which he loved. Maybe they could provide a pet waste bag station at the start of the trail and a disposal barrel midway down the trail and just before you enter the shore. I think it would help with people cleaning up after their pets.

Hiked on a cold day in February, not much to see. We've also been in early fall and that was much more exciting. There are a lot of beavers living in the pond and their presence is easy to see in felled logs, lodges, etc. We spotted several swimming too. Keep dogs on a leash and pick up after them please!!

great for the kids and dogs. no snow shoes required today

Always a pleasant hike. Plenty of trails and things to see around the lake. Very dog friendly. The only down side is that it is very popular during nice weather and can be crowded at times. Also, because of the crowding, there tends to be litter and debris around.

2 days ago

we hiked this on Feb 18th. beautiful day, great hike. it was snow covered, so I recommend traction devises for your boots. Also, there are some steep spots, so light weight packs are advised.
Beautiful scenery and well worth the $5.00.
I will most likely do this hike again later in the spring.