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Tatum Mceuen reviewed Little Grayback Trail #921
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Such a great hike, the last mile (on the forest road) is pretty steep so be prepared for that. 2 mile road getting there is rough, probably need high clearance/4WD. Beautiful views the entire way

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Jennifer McDaniel reviewed Collings Mountain Trail
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Hiking

Nice hike through the trees with a few views back to the lake and distant mountains. It's a steady climb, but not super challenging. The trail to the Bigfoot trap wasn't marked when I hiked it, so be sure to take the trail to the left at the junction if you want to see it.

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9.9 miles is completely inaccurate for this loop, as 9.9 miles will only take you from the trailhead to a spot near the far end of the lake. To get back to the trailhead is another 2 miles if you walk on the highway, or another 3 miles if you follow the meandering path along the shoreline. It’s pretty - but just plan your time and distance accordingly. Otherwise, Bigfoot trap and the little cave everyone notes are fun side-stops. Lunch at the top of the ridge is a good pause point about 2 hours into the hike. Another 5 miles or so, mostly downhill, brings you to the lakeshore. Good for a swim in summer. But then plan for that extra 3 miles back to the trailhead!!

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bigfoot trap.

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Kristina Cartwright reviewed Little Grayback Trail #921
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Great sunny day

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Kori Faraoni reviewed Collings Mountain Trail
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Lush and green. Beautiful creek which you cross over multiple times....at least this time of year. Nice steady incline with some good views up top. I did not see an old cabin or Bigfoot trap??? Wondering if it was torn down.

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Lovely! Only did the Friday

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HikingGreat!

It was amazing i have done so many times i have not been to the top yet maybe this year

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Kori Faraoni reviewed Little Grayback Trail #921
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Hiking

The road to the trail head is a bit bumpy, but my Subaru made it with no problems. Nice trail with gradual incline until you come to the forest road. The road up to the fire tower is a bit steeper! The views at the top were amazing!

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Very nice trail, but don’t be fooled. This trail dose not go to the collings peak. It has a few nice view points but they are a bit narrow felid of view. Also... 9.9 miles is the one trail. Then you got a 3.6 miles to get back to the start point. Unless you use 2 vehicles parking one down the road... other than that. Very nice trail. The Bigfoot trap is a funny attractions. Not far up the trail is a small cave that is pretty cool. Highly recommend. Just plan on hiking more than 10 if you want to do a full loop!

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BackpackingGreat!Rocky

I love and so my family i also map and Compass and some water crest nice views

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Samuel Bogdanove reviewed Little Grayback Trail #921
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Really sweet, beautiful hike. When you get to the forest service road at the 5 mile mark, turn right and it will take you to the observation on Squaw Peak. Steady ascent but nothing too aggressive. Some covered areas, great views, and a ton of wildflowers. Really helps to have a high clearance vehicle on the road from Applegate lake...

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HikingRocky

Nice trail with lots of good flowers out right now. We stayed on the PCT until Kangaroo Springs then turned back.

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Jennifer McDaniel reviewed Red Butte via PCT [CLOSED]
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Beautiful hike! We backpacked to Echo Lake and camped the first night down by the lake. The trail down is steep, but short. There are several decent campsites along the lake shore. The next morning we hiked south on the PCT to Lily Pad Lake. This lake is a lot more boggy (at least it is in June) and we didn't see much in the way of campsites unless you wanted to cowboy camp in the trees near the lake shore. From Lily Pad, we hiked up to the service road and decided not to summit because we had our senior doggo with us and it looked like a scramble. We hiked the service road all the way back down to Cook and Green Pass to end our hike. The service road was actually nice to hike. It's exposed and can be hot, but only slightly more than the PCT. The elevation gain/loss on this hike is moderate and makes for a fairly easy hike. There are several water sources along the trail, so filtering water along the way is an option instead of carrying it all from the beginning. Overall, this is a great hike. It has beautiful views, interesting geology, wildflowers, and trees, and it can be done as a day hike or backpacking trip.

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Christina Martin reviewed Red Butte via PCT [CLOSED]
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HikingNo shade

The PCT part of this trail was lovey-mild elevation gain, beautiful scenery and you pass Echo lake. Once you get off the PCT, it is difficult to find the trail to summit Red Butte. I had downloaded the map and my group basically followed the line from the map to the top, never really seeing a trail. At the top, someone has created an eagle’s nest out of rocks. Great views of Mt Shasta and Mt McLaughlin. The last 0.5 miles is all uphill and did require a lot of scrambling. I’m an avid hiker and would rate this at Hard if you plan to get to the summit.

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DoctorofaCertainSize . reviewed Little Grayback Trail #921
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So, we researched this and saw we could access the trail to the top of Squaw Peak by forest road and skip most of this hike. We have a large older dog, who doesn’t handle incline and distance well, so this was a perfect solution for us. Parked at the bottom by the gate, hiked the (fairly steep, good workout) 1 mile up to the top where there is a fire lookout. Amazing 360 views. No water, bring especially for dogs, even on a cool May day it was hot with the sun beating down. The road up there is in great condition, as are so many of the awesome forest roads in this area. Little gem!

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Mac Robinson reviewed Summit Lake Trail
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HikingRockyScramble

This hike was an unfortunate disappointment. Not only is the lake dried up, but the trail is incredibly steep, washed out, and primarily used for dirt bikes. Lot of work for zero payout. I’d skip this one and just hit the lower lakes.

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Clara Garske reviewed Summit Lake Trail
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Very steep!

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Ambrose Balthasar reviewed Summit Lake Trail
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No views and lot's of motorcycles. Felt on edge the entire hike that we'd get run over

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Josh Hulstein reviewed Little Grayback Trail #921
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Good Hike, great views. It is a hidden gem. The road to get there is in worse shape then the trail. The trail is 4.0 miles end to end, and the other 1.3 miles is forest road up to the summit of squaw peak.

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Danielle Bruner reviewed Collings Mountain Trail
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Didn’t make it all the way due to lack of time. Made it 5 miles round trip. Was a great hike. On one top of ridges can see the Steve Peak and grayback mt.(opposite of Applegate lake)

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Michael Hutchison reviewed Collings Mountain Trail
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I did the whole trail August 11th. It is pretty steep on the way up. I really enjoyed the way it went around the mountain. And the way back down to the Lake was a great hike. Walking back to the trailhead via the road was boring but easy Miles.

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Brittany Washko reviewed Red Butte via PCT [CLOSED]
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Good trail but we did not make it up to the summit. Just be aware of wild life in this area (I should have assumed based on location) but we heard from other hikers of bear sightings at some point on the trail, as well as cougars. If you plan to do this just come prepared-as we were not, thought we heard a cougar growl nearby and got spooked.

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HikingBugs

Beautiful nature walk scenery, some good views of the lake & forested hills. Less shade on the downward slope, but going for a swim in the lake was a huge bonus! LOTS of bugs & spider webs right now all throughout the trail. Bigfoot “trap” & a cave within 1st mile of trailhead. Black bear sightings at about 0.25 mile & 1.5 miles in, so use caution especially if hiking with your dog as I was.

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Josh Shelton reviewed Collings Mountain Trail
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HikingBugs

This trail was a beast for the 2 miles after the Bigfoot sign so be prepared and bring a lunch. Definitely go early in the day so it’s cooler and bring some bug spray. Also part of the trail has some long grass hanging onto the trail so check yourself for ticks after... I found 2 crawling around on my legs. Overall good hike and a real workout. Be wary that there is absolutely NO CELL SERVICE, so for safety let someone know if you plan on doing this hike and give yourself about 4.5-5 hours.

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Liked the hike in the sense that is moderately demanding. It doesn’t have big views but the two attractions over there (caves and the Bigfoot cabin) are worth it.

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Dulce Carolina reviewed Collings Mountain Trail
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Is rated as moderate and I think is accurate. Really steep in some points. Not great views, but it works for the workout :).

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