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Jeff M. on Bonanza Peak (via Cold Creek)
Great Hike! Offers good scenic views of both the East and West sides of the Spring Mountains!
Janet M. on Marlette Lake Trail from Spooner La...
Parked at Spooner Summit to save us each $8. adds a couple miles to the hike. Beautiful hike gorgeous fall colors.
Hiked it at the end of september. Cabin was well stocked with necessities. Spring was trickling with water which we filtered and used for cooking. Plenty of places to pitch tents or hang hammocks around the cabin. Beautiful ponderosa pines everywhere around the cabin area. A great hike that starts in the desert and ends in a pine forest. No fires allowed when we went but there is a wood burning stove in the cabin. At least half of the hike is in a wash so the climb is a bit strenuous especially if you are carrying a lot of weight. I would not rely on the water in summer months although it was flowing at about .5L/min while we were there.
The trail is definitely not friendly in the summer as you spend most of it in the sun. My 11 year old daughter and I run together often and thought this would be a great place to run, but I slipped on loose gravel three times and eventually sprained my ankle. However, we did take a lunch that we enjoyed at the waterfall before running back and it was a great experience.
Fantastic short hike with a spectacular payout at the top. Trail can get crowded on the weekends but the crowds don't spoil the fun. It's a constant gradual incline all the way to the top so if your not in relatively good shape you'll feel the burn in your legs and your lungs. Pack a lunch and enjoy the views.