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hiking
3 days ago

This was fun for my children because there was not only obsidian, but there were huge chunks of pumice that they could lift because it is so light.

hiking
4 days ago

Challenging at the beginning, but once you make it past the initial incline it’s a very enjoyable hike. The view at the end is beautiful and there are some obstacles along the way that make it more enjoyable. Very dog friendly too.

Good early spring hike when other trails in the area are still under snow. POOR signage though. We parked in Paradist the well marked trailhead and hiked up the creek. TRAIL is well maintained and is a good sunny day hike if you are seeking some shade.

Fun and easy for any age

nature trips
12 days ago

Beautiful and peaceful

Hiked the loop Sat 3/31/18. Started on the north side, totally clear until the meadow, from the meadow on increasingly snowy on the trail until the visible avalanche area on the south side, pretty slow going but passable in boots, beautiful day, sunny and clear, love this trail 5/5 year round :)

backpacking
1 month ago

The first time I did this hike, I was 10 years old and I never forgot it. It remains branded in my head. Now, I’m in my 50’s and its beauty hasn’t changed.

Walked on a lot of stinky sand. Lots of flies. Couldn’t see any huge tufas you have to be on a boat for those.

it was a great hike easy for the kiddos and very beautiful..

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy hike with our 2 small dogs (avoid summer as there is no shade especially for dogs )

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike even in February. Several lakes at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike and was able to take the dog with us. She did great and enjoyed the shallow creeks. Awesome view at the end of the trail.

nice and easy hike! too bad we came in November, otherwise the trees and the lake would be more beautiful in sight!

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Was a really gorgeous, but we missed the trail and went straight at the end of the parking lot and had a hard time finding the trail to the Craters. Go left at the end of the parking lot and follow the blue markers all the way up! The Craters are frozen right now so no bright blue water but still really pretty.

I have hiked this trail 5 or 6 times. The trail is fairly steep at times, and narrow in a few spots. The last time I did this hike was in 2014 with my wife and son. I was excited to show them the mine shaft and all the other mining equipment. I was disapointed when I saw that the shaft had been collapsed or collapsed on its own. It is still a gorgeous hike, and one I hope to take a few more times.

This place is breathtaking. Seems almost unreal. I will come back again and again - hiked in October of ‘17

Beautiful hike! Easy terrain in a breath taking location . Great place to take the family and spend a bit of quality time.

Spent a rest day here. Beautiful area and great fishing.

hiking
3 months ago

The strenuous hike up to Fern Lake is very rewarding. Fern Lake is extremely beautiful all year round, with beautiful mountains surrounding the lake and several great beach spots to relax and have a snack/meal. The trail is a constant incline until you get to the Yost-Fern fork, after that it is extremely steep. Trekking poles and good boots are highly recommended. Dogs are great for this trail if they are trail trained.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, not too steep but not flat. At the end you will find a beautiful frozen lake. Best part is there is very light traffic.

hiking
4 months ago

great hike! and great views of June lake area. I will have to come back when the lakes not frozen.

backpacking
4 months ago

I’ve backpacked Thousand island lakes so many times it never gets old. The views and hike in and out are amazing.

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike !

the first mile is pretty much uphill on soft drift/sand. it starts of at low elevation and as you climb you get higher and higher. I only made it 1.53 miles in and had to turn around to meet a friend in town. but the last half mile made the first mile worth it!! some ice and snow on the ground. so watch your step.

Hike is so worth the constant switchbacks (which did seem like forever but it ends I swear!)

Beautiful easy hike! Highly recommend

The trail is amazing when it snows

hiking
5 months ago

Lovely views. We had a great time with our dog there.

Perfect day for a perfect long hike (note: We continued to the far side of Gem Lake, 5 miles in from the trailhead and 5 miles back.......but if this hike isn’t rated “Hard”, I can’t imagine what would be. So to call it "Moderate" is a bit of an understatement, IMHO. However to think of it or categorize it as “Hard" might scare away a few hikers, and in truth this climb is do-able by most. Lots of loose rocks and scree. Hiking shoes or boots highly recommended. Advice: When in doubt the trails goes UP, (except on the way back, LOL)

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked about 2 miles past Sherwin Lakes. We used this hike to acclimate to the area before doing a much longer hike the next day. It was a beautiful hike on this Fall day.

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