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off road driving
1 month ago

Extremely tough

off road driving
2 months ago

Trail is not closed, we did it today... Was amazing, a tiny bit of snow, but trail was in good condition. Cant wait for summer... They made it easier, there is no more crap that will smash your truck :)

off road driving
2 months ago

Are there trails that I’d be able to take my stock 2017 tundra on? I’m not expecting to do rock crawling, I just want to get on some dirt roads and climb up the mountain to see some beautiful sites!

horseback riding
5 months ago

Question: is this trail horse friendly?

off road driving
6 months ago

Excellent trail to test your abilities. Water crossings can be deep and swift

Challenging trail that never disappoints

off road driving
6 months ago

not for the feint of heart or shiney rigs

Okay, let me first say, you CANNOT take your standard SUV on this trail. This was my first try at this trail and it’s a bit more than expected. There are a few areas, that I needed to overcome because of the size of my truck and the obstacles. There are areas with large boulders and trees. It is steep! One small mistake and you could damage your truck. Experienced people will find this trail easy. People whom are just getting into the sport will find this hard. If this is your first time on this trail, you will wonder when and how it will end, don’t turn back. Keep going up! When you reach the top of the hill there are two roads, turn LEFT it will take you back to the main road you first started. There is no cell service until you hit the main road. Good luck, stay safe and have fun!

off road driving
6 months ago

Great trail

off road driving
6 months ago

Excellent trail. Fantastic scenery and lakes you can actually swim in!
Definitely will run it again!

hiking
7 months ago

It's a down out and up back trail.

The start was a little tricky because it passes through a posted private property area. Stay on the "road" and you're good.

on Slick Rock Trail

mountain biking
8 months ago

We rode Mt Bikes down from Lake Alpine. There were plenty of spots where we had to get off and walk but what a beautiful trail. There were a lot of Jeeps and rock crawlers and it was fun to watch them climb the the big obstacle on the Utica side. There's a spot about 1/3 of the way from Lake Alpine where it opens up to a sea of granite and a stream running through there were people camping there. It's an amazing spot

off road driving
8 months ago

Well travelled on Saturdays during the summer. Great mix of fire road and technicals. Some beautiful camping near the lake.

Bad ass!!! I love my back yard!!

off road driving
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

take a well built 4x4 and care in this trail.. this trail is far more challenging than Rubicon trail.. I love this place.. some good fishing too...

backpacking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Awesome trail to hike.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Better than the Rubicon and funner

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Fun trail, great views. Camping at trails end, on the water is unforgettable.

off road driving
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Entered at the northern part. Made it about 1/4 of the trail and need more than a stock rubicon. Lift or winch or both at one point that you start to climb a rock face. Pretty fun. Will try the south entrance next time. Looks like less major elevation changes. More gradual. If you have a daily driver like mine. This trail is fine. Just have to be careful

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Incredible scenery! Decent hike that leads to a stunning lake and beyond.

off road driving
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fantastic location for hitting the trail, great camping.

People on the trail were fantastic except for this one Dick with a full size Chevy that had no business being on the trail

Be responsible, pack your trash out and know your limitations

off road driving
Thursday, May 19, 2016

This trail is currently closed due to a lawsuit in El Dorado National Forest. It should re-open by mid 2018. For more info please see the EDNF 42 routes info page: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/home/?cid=stelprdb5362046

off road driving
Monday, November 16, 2015

Pretty area and a fun road with some occasional challenges.

off road driving
Saturday, September 19, 2015

great trail, wish I would have had mor time to go on more trails in that area

off road driving
Thursday, September 10, 2015

This was not an easy trail. With new boulders and trail difficulty, it was more like a moderate to low hard trail. I spoke with the Jeep group I went with an he said it wasn't easy either. The trail its self was amazing. Had a great time and will do it again any day.

hiking
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Not much to this trail. You do go through some nice meadows and a couple aspen groves. Not much elevation difference along the trail. I would definitely rate this an easy hike. The trail was well defined and not difficult to navigate. Enjoy.

off road driving
Friday, May 29, 2015

2 days of non-stop Rock crawling. It was awesome.

hiking
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This is a great easy dog friendly loop trail. Nice dirt trail (easy on dogs feet). Nice picnic stops by water. In fall, the leaves are beautiful!

hiking
Sunday, January 12, 2014

I do not think I actually found the trail. There was a large tree down at the beginning of Cn45 and I walked in from there. The road forks early on; one way flat with power lines along it, one way up hill. I chose uphill and had a nice hike. I turned around after an hour. I believe another 20-30 minutes and I would have reached the ridge and had a nice view of the Sierras to the north.

off road driving
Friday, October 18, 2013

my husband and I did this trail in our Mercedes Unimog. Amazing trail, amazing views!

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