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Good hike, besides the fact my friend and I were almost face to face with a full grown black bear. We, of course took proper precautions, but beware. People can downplay the black bear all they want, bring mase or a knife. I would not walk on this trail alone or with a child.

For fans of the Netflix series, Stranger Things, here is your opportunity to hike through The Upside Down.

This moderately difficult trail begins in a conifer forest with a wide path at a moderately steep incline. The hike starts off beautiful and shady but soon you begin to see that all is not well with this forest. Some sort of moss is killing the conifers by slow suffocation. The higher you climb the more like a horror film it becomes until finally you reach the meadow. The meadow is lovely and the sign for the summit trail well marked.

On you walk, looking forward to the summit. But as you reach the ridge what you find on the other side is a dead forest, burnt to a crisp. Grasshoppers, locusts, and rattlesnakes become your new companions. Beware.

It still was a heck of a nice hike though, despite the sad state of environmental catastrophe that awaits you. Sadly, we didn't find the remains of poor Barb.

Great views. Loved it!

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11 days ago

Nice easy hike. Good views of the mountains. Heavily trafficked the day I went. Lots of families with small children. Great to see all those kids getting outside!

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13 days ago

Good one for two dogs and a two-legged! Great location, lots of other hikers, typical pummy silt, people not burying dog crap or taking the prudent route and stinky as well as possibly dukey-spreading, packing the logs out in a bag? Have dog take care of fecal remains, PLEASE!!!!

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13 days ago

Good hike to do with dog. Great view of Shasta. Lots of other hikers, loose plummy silt, and Mullen would be the negatives for me. Need to organize an eradication of the verbascum thalpsis. Well worth the energy used.

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15 days ago

The first part of hike is the hardest. It's steep yet not and its totally a caff burner until you get to loop then it's great. I'd say start loop to left why , I just think it's easier

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17 days ago

Beautiful hike! The top has beautiful views of Mt Ashland, Mt McGlouthlin , and even Mt Shasta. Great views on the way up and down!

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25 days ago

I recommend this hike for sunrise & sunset watching! Absolutely breath taking view. Easy hike.

This was a great hike! Great view once you get to the summit. Quite a few hikers.

This trail was amazing! Definitely some inclines but totally doable. The Meadows caught pockets of chilly air to dip in and out of. My favorite part was how much the scenery changed from grassy Meadows to old growth trees and wildflowers. Took 3 hours up and 2.5 back. This home is more like 11 miles total. Keep heading up and you will not be disappointed!

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1 month ago

Beautiful day and great conditions. Lovely hike through old growth forest and vistas of Mt. Shasta. We were a group of 50 something's so it was challenging but doable. Would definitely recommend it!

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1 month ago

great hike with incredible views.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous! Absolutely amazing! Mt Shasta to the south! Mt McLoughlin to the north! Pilot Rock and Mt Ashland in between to the west! Loved it!

on Grizzly Peak Trail

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1 month ago

Nice, peaceful hike with great views. Dog friendly too!

great trail , loved being out doors. not good for someone with bad balance. trails are narrow. overall great hike.

on Grizzly Peak Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful views. Moderate but not technically hard. We enjoyed and we'll be back.