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mountain biking
6 days ago

Squaw lake is a gem. Trails are wide so whole family could ride around together or enough room to share with others. There were a couple of rope swings to jump in the lake for a refreshing swim. We swam with fish and skipped rocks. Definitely going back again.

beautiful views and interesting pink trees. VERY steep!

awsome views of the valley!

Perfect for an afternoon hike!

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful short hike to a nice waterfall and then farther on to another interesting almost falls where the water travels through the boulders.

Amazing

Amazing hike...family friendly and great views. Took our 3yr old and she loved it

This was a very nice hike, will definitely do it again! For future hikes here I’ll make sure to bring bug spray. The gnats were HORRIBLE! I’m sure the beginning of Fall when the leaves start changing colors it would be gorgeous. Agree on there not really being “waterfalls”, and more like rapids. It’s a pretty designated trail, however, about two-thirds of the trail is made up of rock. Probably wouldn’t recommend hiking it when it’s raining, would be very slippery. There is poison oak everywhere, so for the ones that aren’t sure what it looks like, I would look it up beforehand. Also, there is absolutely no cellphone service, so I downloaded the trail beforehand, but like I said before it’s a very established trail. It’s shaded mostly throughout so that’s a plus! I consider it a dog-friendly trail if they’re trained well enough to not pull you while walking. Wouldn’t bring little children, unless they’re used to hiking because the trail in narrower and steep.

hiking
18 days ago

Wonderful view

backpacking
19 days ago

Great little easy hike. There is some elevation gain at the beginning of the hike, but is nothing serious or too steep. The trail was very dusty when we were there which made it a bit less than ideal. However the trail itself appeared to be well used and maintained. With our packs on, it only took us about an hour to reach the lakes. We camped overnight and really loved it. There are quite a few good camping sites around the lake with the best ones being on the east and north sides (we walked around the entire lake and checked them all out). The lakes are very clear and warm (by mountain lake standards) with lots of little frogs and water skippers. And the night sky up there is stunning! We'll definitely be back again :)

hiking
19 days ago

Good partial day hike, took about 2.5 hours to do the loop. Perfect to wear the dogs out and make sure I get a goodnight sleep as well. There were quite a few people but it was also Labor Day. The road there is mostly paved and gravel in some spots, any car could easily get out there tho. I think it would be perfect for kids as well, maybe plan a little more time tho.

good and easy trail to do with young children. we took our dog as well. the trail to isn't marked well, but from the parking lot head to the left and you will reach the falls.

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful hike! Nice views! Took my pups for the walk, they loved playing in the lake once we got to the top! Decent incline on the way there, but nice downhill on the way back! Will definitely go back!

hiking
21 days ago

Loved this hike! Great view the entire time! Busier in the afternoon. The falls are actually rapids but still very beautiful.

Great trail for a solid hike with the dogs! Few good swimming holes about 2 miles in!

Trail is easy to get to... no 4WD needed.. and well maintained.

Dog shit central.

fishing
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful! Had an amazing time. The fire damage, yet heartbreaking, is interesting in itself. We caught some Brown Trout of the the larger lake and they were beautiful! I recommend visiting!

hiking
1 month ago

loved this hike!! First time on this trail brought my 5 year old and 2 year old. It was nice to be able to put my 2 year old down for majority of the hike. They only big issue I ran in to was where the map states where the trail head is. spent half an hour walking around with my kids before giving up and just going to mill creek. luckily Mill creek has a giant map that showed us where it was at. So if you go there it's about a mile after the bridge heading into town on Mill Creek Rd. Not at the bridge where this map has it marked.

hiking
1 month ago

Drove up to do this trail today and the road was closed due to the Hendrix Fire

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

First day my daughter and I hiked in from the east trailhead. It was a nice hike and not as much burn damage as from the west trailhead. I then drove to & camped two nights at the west trailhead off of Little River Rd. Definitely would have been a 5 but there was so much burn damage from the fires last year it wasn’t as scenic as before the fire. Also there was smoke from fires in southern Oregon that made the views smoke-filled. The lakes are good for fishing & swimming in the summer. Beautiful spot. The forest will recover from the fires in a few years and all will be lush once again. No mosquitos mid August.

trail running
1 month ago

Super secluded so you’ll probably have the trail to yourself. Totally worth the drive up the mountain to the trail head. Some seriously cool spots along this trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful views! Can’t wait to go back

trail running
1 month ago

This trail was tough! It’s pretty much straight up the entire way. Beautiful trail, my dog loved it

hiking
1 month ago

It is a well maintained path with some great views of Ashland and surroundings. I recommend starting at the trailhead off Park Street. We started at the top trailhead and had uphill return.

hiking
2 months ago

was any amazing hike. hiked this trail all the time as a kid. took my 5 year old son and he had a blast! only down side is we heard cars were getting broke into and gas tanks getting siphoned, luckily none of the cars parked were messed up however we chose to have someone drop us off and take the car with them. other than that this is a perfect hike for families, just watch the narrow spots!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike with nice even trails and loads of butterflies and wildflowers. We hiked in thinking the weather was fine and then a lightning storm came through. Not the safest place to be for that, but the dark and wild sky with the clearing at the lookout was surreal. I will definitely hike this again next time I'm in town.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. So much cooler than the valley. Lots of shade. Love being at the top lookout.

backpacking
2 months ago

Trail was slightly overgrown, the amount bumblebees and flies was insane! Considering the whole valley is on fire to the west the smoke was minimal.

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