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Pretty good hike. You will definitely break a sweat. The view on the trail is nothing super but once you get to the top it is so worth the trip.

off road driving
7 days ago

Came up with my brother in law and his two kids. Both rigs are stock 1st and 3rd gen 4runners. Made it to lookout without issues. Had a good snack and then headed to court right to camp.

Nice views at the table top. The turn off for table top from Wellbarn was not easy to find though. Once we found it, it was quite a climb to the top. I would definitely do this again, now that I know where the turn off is.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked both Rancheria Falls and this one with 2 friends on the same day. This hike that goes about 2 miles alongside a creek and ends at the pools which were almost completely frozen over. Beautiful views and very peaceful, perfect for small families and for kids who love climbing rocks but make sure you wear appropriate footwear. The trail is not well marked at certain parts but pay attention to the path or stay close to the creek and you will be fine.

Went this weekend. as many have said it is a hard hike but manageble and you can enjoy the scenery as you take breaks.

1 month ago

Short and easy, perfect for a quick day trip with our dogs who love to swim!

Beautiful short walk. 2.8 miles. Bring bug spray! Beautiful views. Not a lot of parking, we parked right by the gate and walked around it.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike, beautiful sights, but cold night as expected for the time of year. Best part about the cold though, No mosquitos. Fun overnighter overall

hiking
1 month ago

Quite an easy going, but beautiful walk to the Twin Lakes. Most of the trial is in the shadow (late October). The destination is breath taking and absolute worth it.

on Twin Lakes Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful hike. Lots of trees and shade. Also a ton of sand, dusty trail. We saw 6 horses with riders on this trail beautiful views and peaceful nature hike. It was smoky at the time, so we unfortunately didn’t make it to the lakes. We will definitely go check this trail out again. Our wiem loved the hike. Friendly hikers. We hiked back in July 2018

on Indian Pools Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Some strenuous parts, rock climbing but not terrible, doable. Just be warned.
Water was still flowing into the 2 pools. It was a peaceful hike. Not too many people in site. Our wiem was in heaven with the sites, sounds, and smells. We Even witnessed a doe with her fawn eating from the nearby foliage. Fall is evident here with colored trees and definitely on your drive up! Beautiful! Young families would adore this hike!

on Twin Lakes Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very good hike. You walk through a lot of trees and it breaks out into some awesome views at the lakes. Nice and quiet. Not too many people, but it is late in the season. You don’t have to get up there super early because the walk is only around 2 1/2 hrs. Plenty enough time to walk around and relax.

hiking
1 month ago

Balsam Forebay is pretty, but I'd like to encourage people to head up to the east of Mt. Ely trail. To the left of the bathrooms, there's a sign that tells you that the trailhead is 1.6 miles. Just follow the signs that say Dogwood trail & it'll take you to the Ely trailhead. It's about another one mile to where the markers on top of the mountain. You get an awesome view of Shaver Lake & Big Creek up there. Well worth it! Then you cool off in the forebay coming down!

off road driving
1 month ago

Excellent trail! Did this Oct 6, 2018 with Overland Bound, wonderful time. Trail in great shape. Other than the first gatekeeper, all obstacles had a bypass, the gatekeeper might of had one as well but I did not notice it. Need 4x4, lift and bigger tires, also skids. As said do not go alone, on weekends there will be others on trail so stay alert. trail can be ran up and back or up and return a different trail. Trails not marked completely so have a map. Edison camp is wonderful camping area.

Great hike with a beautiful view on the top. The hike was not as hard as I expected it to be. The second part of the hike was quite steep. I went there mid October and the temp was excellent for hiking. (85f).

fishing
2 months ago

Hello twins. ;)

backpacking
2 months ago

It was absolutely gorgeous. Wish I brought my fishing pole. Passed 5 guys who said all together they caught 30 fish. Great hike.

This was a nice easy trail to take our 3-yr on. Short hike, with stunning views. We went at the end on September which had lots of foliage turning beautiful fall colors.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely incredible “hike”. One of my favorites I’ve ever been on. The walk down to the actual lake it a nice, easy walk. Not so much a hike. The real beauty happens when you walk around the lake and along the top of the dam (I’m an engineer so I nerd out over stuff like that). We were the ONLY people out there so that was also great. I would absolutely suggest this hike. The views are stunning the entire time.

Did a team bonding with one of our teams, it was a great experience! I will do it again.

off road driving
2 months ago

We did this trail in Sept 2018. Beautiful views of Shaver from the tower. I did the trail in my ‘94 YJ and my buddy took his 99 TJ. Neither had any problems with the trail besides a couple of scrapes on the skid plates for the stock size Jeep. This was my first time off road and my first trip with my Jeep. I recommend taking a friend and you’ll have a great time.

This hike is along a road that is paved in places but mostly dirt. There are great views into the city of Big Creek. This trail can be extended but we turned around once we reached the main road Huntington. Basically a completely flat hike so it is really good for all skill levels.

very fun off road trail, the dinkey lower green gate route is easier then the tamarack route. only one spot caused problems for my open diffs cause of loose sand but there is a bypass.. I've got a 87 4runner stock on 31s and I scraped pretty bad in some areas. invest in some sliders unless you have about 2' clearance

on Twin Lakes Trail

backpacking
2 months ago

Did an overnight trip this weekend and camped at Upper Twin Lake. Found a nice established camp up the hill on the north side of the lake. Awesome! Stone fire pit and logs for seating. Several areas to set up tent and a hammock. Perfect weekend! A bit chilly, but worth it!

I loved this trail. But you don't want to go there alone. Trail is not marked. You just park on the side of the road (near sign that says Bald Mountain Summit) and look for a small path to the top. At the beginning path will be marked with some plastic lines on the bushes and trees. It's very strenuous in the beginning, no warmup. After about a mile you get almost all elevation and trail become easier and more spectacular. Still no marking but you can following stone pyramids other hikers left there. Be careful when going down and try to follow same markings you saw while going up. We ended up doing some back and forth because we lost our way down few times.

The hike was more rocky than I expected. Other than that I enjoyed it the corny is pretty and we saw an Osprey nest. There was an Osprey flying high too. All in all a great time.

Pretty easy with SUV, few spots you need to negotiate. nice views! May be difficult for low clearance vehicles.

3 months ago

Easy to navigate and beautiful lakes! Perfect time of year to hike it as well.

hiking
3 months ago

After having lunch at Upper Twin, we made the trek up to George to setup camp. The trail itself is well marked and easy to navigate but it is marked "Hard" for a reason. I don't think there is any part of that trail that is downhill, the best you're going to get is a slight incline. Most of the trail has a steeper grade than anything found on the Twin Lakes, it was certainly a fun challenge. After finding an ideallic spot on the northwestern part of the lake we decided to figure out a way to get up to Kaiser Peak. There is no distinct or marked trail but there are several unofficial trail markers that lead you in the right direction. The last part that takes you to the top of the ridge is a pretty intense climb on loose rocks. While I never felt in danger of falling, the steepness really took it's toll on our leg strength and fitness. The thinner air didn't help either. Coming down was also a challenge as we decided to scramble through bushes and stream beds all the way back to George. It was certainly fun but it's not something I look forward to doing again. When we returned to camp we ate a well deserved meal and watched the full moon rise over the glassy lake. It was a sight I won't soon forget. 10/10 would recommend this hike to anyone who is thinking of doing it.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail this past weekend (8/25/18). Started on the road at the Potter Pass trailhead and followed that all the to the Twin Lakes fork. Really easy to follow, no problem at all staying on the trail we needed. The weather was perfect, which made for a pretty busy trail. Not a big deal to us as everyone was quite friendly. The smoke and smog from the CA wildfires was not as bad as I thought and probably had an impact on the mosquito activity, we didn't see a single one of those buggers on our whole trip. We ended up going up to George Lake and eventually up to Kaiser Peak.

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