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hiking
1 day ago

Amazeballs scenery, awesomeness walking trail, and super duper scary flume bridges. I conquered my fear of heights! How do people do this with kids?!

Hidden gem!

Watch out for yellow jackets when you start the trail.

I’ve done this hike 4 times I love it, highly recommend swimming through the cave it’s breathtaking literally.

Pretty hike but lots of mosquitos, my sister and I got eaten alive towards the end of the hike.

Parts of the trails were misleading. But overall it has beautiful scenery with some wildlife added to the trip. The hike is for sure over 6.7 miles. Also you need to be aware of some rock climbing involved. Overall I would recommend nice trail.

Lovely trail with beautiful spots to swim!
Remember to bring lots of water.

Was rather smokey when we started, but got better later in the morning. Challenging, but the worth the trek. Great view from the top!

It was my kids first time riding their bikes on a dirt trail. This was perfect! We even picked some juicy blackberries along the way. The trail was nice and smooth.

Even in late summer with little flowing water the pools and vistas make the hike more than worthwhile!

Awesome hike and very scenic!

The hike down and up is an alright trail. a lot of trash... The first cave, you can go left down or right. regardless what route you take you can actually swim through the cave. I suggest water shoes some water tubes! had no Verizon coverage down there.

California Conservation Corps help rebuild this trail and rock steps !! ⚒

First time hiking in Pinecrest and I absolutely loved Cleos bath trail. It's not too clearly marked in some areas, you can lose the trail. Some people are nice enough to spray paint arrows but they are fading. The swimming hole at the top is the best part of the hike!

nature trips
14 days ago

There is two different caves one right when you get down the trail and the other is about 10-15 walk from that one...second is beautiful

Nice day trip with my best friends. Easy hike in. Got a little busy. Definitely will return to swim through the cave.

hiking
19 days ago

I grew up in the area and never knew about this trail til recently. There's a good sized parking lot at the trailhead and a very established trail loop to the top. I went clock-wise on the loop and enjoyed the quick ascent (maybe 30 minutes to the top or so). Not much shade up top, and I went on a hot day, so be sure to have plenty of water if you go in the summer. Overall, a great little hike with some nice views of Melones reservoir.

A bit disappointed. Took this trek at the recommendation of a co worker. The walk in and out really nothing to brag about but the cavern at the bottom was interesting and worth seeing this one time. The disappointment came in when I did get to the cavern the general area had trash left behind from past lazy ass visitors who didn’t want to carry their garbage back out so instead left it behind to ruin the experience for others including myself. The worst part was the smell from visitors pissing and shitting wherever they could find a place. Smelly and gross on this day 7-23-18.

We thought it was a water trail, so we wore sandals. It said you could wade across, actually you need a bathing suit to swim it. if I were to do again, I definitely bring hiking boots, sandals and a bathing suit. You hike down to river for about 1.5 miles on a rocky trail. you definitely need close toe shoes. There is a cavern with stalactites that the river goes through and you can swim through the cavern. The river is were I'd wear water shoes or sandals. To get back you need to hike up the trail. To go down the hill it took about 15 to 20 minutes. to hike up it took about 40 to 45 minutes.

mountain biking
22 days ago

This is hidden gem in Modesto. Love the single tracks along the creek. Great trails along the way. Lots of walkers, runners, and bicycles if you come early. The bathroom is clean near the basketball courts.
Lots of homeless people near the park if you come later. They seem to be living all along the creek. I would not come alone.

Super easy hike! Brought 4 kids between 9 and 11 and all had a great time! Bring water and a floatie:)

beautiful scenery inside the cave... definitely will go again!!

This is an amazing adventure! I had to gather my courage to swim through but so glad I did. There is another cave down stream that is a bit difficult to walk to but definitely less people.

Quick and fun hike with a clear trail. Great views from the top, and a doable hike for a wide range of ages.

We did this hike, arriving at 8:15am, which was perfect because we were the first people there. By the time we left around 11am the place was PACKED!!! We went to the first cave and went inside to get a taste of the water which was COLD! We didn’t end up swimming to the other side because it was too cold. I definitely recommend floats to use instead of swimming. If you look at my recording, we backtracked trying to go to the next cave (which was the wrong way) but found an AWESOME rope to climb down about 40ft to get to the other side of the cave had we swam through. It was actually a lot of fun climbing down, but had to be done carefully. We got to the other side and explored that side of the cave and also followed the river until we realized we weren’t heading the correct way to the second cave. We backtracked again and finally made it to the second cave which was spectacular. It was more secluded and we were able to wade through to the other side. It was a lot of fun to climb over rocks and sit on ledges inside. The trail getting to the second cave was also more narrow and had more rocks and foliage around. It was super fun but might be harder for someone who isn’t as physically active. To the first cave is easy, to the second cave is moderate to harder end of the “easy” ranking. I highly recommend this!!!

Great summer hike! Rough at times but the swimming hole in the end made it very rewarding.

hiking
28 days ago

One of the best of the dz trails I've done in the area over the last 10 days. Not much to choose from in the summer in the flatland. The best parts of the hike were the side trails that the mountain bikers have done and keep up. I would've rated this higher if there weren't so many homeless people living here and using it for their dump... The backside between the 2 pedestrian bridges shouldn't be done by women or children. Sketchy at best... The creek itself looks like a chemical wasteland. Heard one frog jump. 97 when I got off the trail...

enjoyed the hike and the cave. my daughter enjoyed it also... just remember to bring some water shoes.

One of the best I’ve done yet. The reward at the end is awesome. Trail needs a improvement in some areas. Almost lost the trail in certain areas but over all is a great trail.

Best trail in the area of the 6 I've done in the last few days. But that's not saying much... Not much to offer in the flats. The back corner that you do out and back had a closed sign on it but I was the only one on the trail so I went on it until I hit more signs. There were a lot of quail in the back corner. And lots of wild grape vines in some of the trees.

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