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Unmaintained and filled with trash at old campsites. Trail stunk too...shame campers couldn't clean up after themselves. Trail is hard to find- as in there are plants and baby pines growing in middle of single track trails. I didn't make it all the way...conditions were unsavory and made it unenjoyable for a solo hiker. If someone who knows the way could make rock stacks or pointers-- it would help a lot!

Great easy walk

hiking
2 months ago

Not much hiking but plenty of relaxing. Good vibes (and not many people on a sunny November day). Will be back in the summer to swim.

Amazing hike super short but beautiful and historic!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views of the Mt. Easy going trail, mostly flat. Not sure where 6.5 miles came from, we showed 8.24 miles. The lake is really low this time of year.

on Lake Siskiyou Trail

2 months ago

I enjoyed so much the view of Mt. Shasta. I would have enjoyed more with less people walking their dogs. Besides Mt. Shasta view and the bridge, the trail is not really impressive.

This was a little tricky to find, but we managed just fine. The ruins are cool, and the falls are great. The actual falls were beautiful and the hike itself was not too bad. I did have my 8 and 9 year old kids with me, and found the trail down to the falls a little narrow. I will be returning to scramble along the creek on the boulders some more; there are so many exploration opportunities.

Beautiful easy trail. Great day hike from I5. Your chance to walk on a piece of the PCT!

hiking
2 months ago

WOW, WOW WOW!!! Short but sweet.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful fall colors, amazing views. Easy flat hike around 7 miles. But...we lost the trail several times, especially at the boat dock. We had to go into the camp ground and ask around. It took 4 people before we found anyone that knew where the trail was.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short walk to get down to the falls. Little hidden gem tucked away in the middle of Northern California forest. Very shaded beautiful little swimming area in the creek below the falls before it journeys on down to the Pit River arm of Shasta Lake.
Off the beaten path to get to trail head, but worth the drive if you want to pack a lunch and enjoy a quiet scenic drive to a secluded little trail to Potem Falls.

on Root Creek Trail

3 months ago

It’s a hard trail in some points, really steep, but doable. We got lost so many times, the trail is not well marked, so you need to pay attention.

3 months ago

Loved it!!!

3 months ago

This is a great hike for the family. My 5 and 7 year old daughters enjoyed this hike immensely.

My dog loved this walk around the lake!

easy trails beautiful fall

Burney Falls is amazing, the trails around it decent. There is a parking lot on Lake Road which is a five minute walk up a paved slope, so the falls are easily accessible, though there are a few stairs. We parked at the parking lot off of Clark Creek Road which gave us a ten minute hike through some of the surrounding forest before reaching the lake road parking lot and down to the base of the falls. The hiking around the surrounding area is decent- but you’re really here for the falls. Since it is on the more accessible end of Oregon waterfalls, expect to see a lot of people.

Nice trail

on Lake Siskiyou Trail

4 months ago

Great acclimation hike mostly in shade with great views of Mt. Shasta.

Must see trail for NorCal.

Very easy hike to a swimming hole and beautiful waterfalls. Seems secluded which was great because of less folks. You have to drive a dirt road going here so be careful.

This was a beautiful hike/climb done 8/15 -8-16
We left northgate trailhead at 2:20 pm and arrived at camp (9800 ft elevation) at 5:30. This part of the hike is a 4.5 mile walk from the trail head to where we camped. We enjoyed fresh ice cold water from the glacier that ran through camp , and a nice sunset before catching a few hrs sleep. We awoke at 2 am and began our accent up the mountain , we were able to stay on the moraine all the way up to the step where we needed to use crampons for a short distance up to the rabbit ears. From here we watched a beautiful sun rise over the Smokey valley below. We reached the summit at 7:20 am , had a bite to eat and headed back down at 8:15 to pack up camp to head for the truck . We reached camp at 11:30 , packed up and headed out. The trek back to the truck took 2 hrs. We had the entire mountain to ourselves for 2 days which I’m sure being later in the season and the assumption that air quality might not be good kept people away.

I would like to try this one again earlier in the season when the need to wear crampons on most of the climb is required. This was mostly a lot of climbing on loose rock , gravel and sand with the need for crampons and ice axe periodically once you get to the Step. I recommend this route to anyone looking for something more than the conga line that takes place up avalanche gulch during peak season.

Not for amateurs. Great climb, but definitely need crampons, ice axes, and short roping technique to mitigate slips and falls, especially above the crevasses. We camped at9600 ft and enjoyed the freezing glacial water before starting for the summit at midnight. It’s a long day, as we returned to camp at about 4 pm. We had the north side of the mountain entirely to ourselves for 4 days.

backpacking
5 months ago

Friend & I went on a backpacking excursion into the Boulder Lakes area of the California Trinity Alps wilderness. This was an easy hike to the first lake & camp clearings. Within a mile or two of this lake, you can find 4 more small lakes & hike a ridge that overlooks it all. From the base of the ridge you kind find trails connecting in all directions. Some great hikes connect through this trail system including the Pacific Crest Trail. Make camp & hike till you drop. Video on my YouTube- thatDADclint.

I didn't start this trail from the beginning as shown, but from the parking lot up at Vista view. from here, the trail isn't as long, but is a nice walk out to the creek.

Great trail!

Nice views in few parts of the hike. Doing the entire loop is kind of boring. Great views of Mt Shasta in a few parts.

best swimming spot around ❤

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike and lake. I followed the directions which the directions Icon gave me on this website and it took me a longer back way. It was very rocky, rutty road. Luckily I drive a jeep. Follow the sign on HWY 3 that says Boulder Lake trail. Big brown sign. I went back the correct way and it was way smoother and faster.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing

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