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hiking
16 days ago

This was a great hike! We went in late November, so there was ABSOLUTELY no one on the trail. It’s mostly downhill on the way down, so it’s quite the climb coming up, but totally worth it! The beach and the house at the bottom was beautiful and a great place to rest. Highly recommend!

23 days ago

This was my favorite hike of the trip. Not particularly busy (though it was a Monday) and it was so peaceful. It was pretty easy too. The trailhead is in a weird place and there isn't a whole lot of signage, but the trail is really big and easy to follow. My favorite part was the little trails everywhere that shot you out into different parts of the main trail!

hiking
23 days ago

Great out and back trail. Parking is in a small lot and also a turnout beside a gate on the main road. Both places join the main trail.
Good quality path all the way down to the sandy beaches. Great for dogs. Stunning views.
Return walk is all uphill but not difficult.

mountain biking
24 days ago

I am 14 and this is one of my favorite out and back trails because it has such a beautiful uphill ride and a fast downhill. I have gone out with many friends before in groups just to have a good time.

walking
24 days ago

*visited this lovely beach after going up chimney beach trail to marlette lake.
* no one here when we were in mid november - we watched the sun go down- which was breathtaking.
*sweet beach - sweet little hike down here.
* special place.

24 days ago

Great trail down to the sand beaches with crystal water. Very easy and has a perfect length. Our dog also enjoyed it a lot off leash.

Quick easy hike. Pretty little water fall. took us longer to drive from reno then it did to actually do the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Love the history of the mansion. Be sure to read the info plates. Amazing views.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. The water is crystal clear, and the scenery is beautiful.

Easy hike, and you're rewarded with the beautiful waterfall upon completion.

Easy however narrow. Great quick trail.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a pretty easy trail to take and the views at the bottom on the lake are amazing. I went on a Friday and I only came across 5 people the whole time

hiking
2 months ago

This was a lovely dirt trail down to a cute little secluded beach. We only made it down to the chimney beach and back as we had a 5 year old and 3 year old on foot and a 1 year old in a carrier. Would recommend this short portion as family and kid friendly.

2 months ago

Great hike.

super easy to hike to and waterfall is beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

Can choose easy or more difficult route. cool Falls and great Carson views

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy trail, good for a quick trip down to the lake.

hiking
3 months ago

Starts off steep, but levels out after about 1/4 mile. Beautiful hiking right on the edge of the lake. Bring a bathing suit.

off road driving
3 months ago

2018 TR Grand Cherokee; the trail was easy and very fun.... except for one choke point about 3/4 the way up. You need to be in something lifted. Skid plates got a work out and almost got stuck on the rocks, but made it through without scratching my paint. Other than that it was beautiful scenery with some fun brush and creek beds to go through.

Short trail to a pretty waterfall. In the late afternoon it's all shaded.

very cool trail we started at secret cove (nude beach) sweeeeeet ha ha trail runs right along the lake until you come to chimney beach loved it highly recommended. been coming here for years now were locals yeeaaahhhh.

8-AUG-2018

Great day Hike! yes the first 2 miles or so are tough, but take periodic breaks every 15 minutes or so and you'll make it. The trail levels out around 2.5 miles and the rest is really easy going. It took me 2 hours and 1 minute to reach the Resovior, and an hour and 30 minutes to get back without any stops. Overall a very fun hike, I couldn't see many views due to all the smoke but what I saw was nice.

We loved this hike! We took our 4 year old and 1 year old! Beautiful view of the lake and the beach is perfect! Highly recommend, especially for kids!

3 months ago

I found this hike to be a great destination hike. Down hill all the way there and pretty much up hill all the way back. So those with any issues with knees, hips, heart may need to think about this. Moderate is a true rating. Pretty smooth trail as it was an old road. Beautiful destination when you reach the lake.

3 months ago

Went to the waterfall first - not challenging at all, nice to sit by the water though. Went back down and started the upper level. This was pretty challenging but very scenic at points. Looking over the city was great.

Love love love it!! Hard hike down with the paddle board I would think but next time I might try to bring it.

on Skunk Harbor

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice and picturesque trail leading to a sheltered cove and several small sand beach areas. It's popular with boaters as well, and we saw the Thunderbird there for an excursion. The beaches, like many around the lake, are much smaller again this year due to the high water levels, but don't let that discourage you. This is an easy down hill hike that will reward you with nice views and beaches, followed by a minor workout on the way back up (depending on how much you carry down). Dog friendly. A little bit crowded as it approached noon and later.

Beach is quick to get to

hiking
4 months ago

Amazingly beautiful!❤️

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