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Nice views of the town and surrounding mountains; even better if you are a fault line buff. Nothing is marked so easy to get side tracked on the trails around the campsite. Start and stay due west of the campground. There will be a moderate climb to start the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I have been here twice and still have to do the complete loop. Both times I came out here, I saw one or two people but that was it. The trail starts at the campground where you’ll also see the picnic tables and bathrooms. Last time I hiked the bathrooms were open (summer last year) this time they were locked. They were clean though last time too. There is a dog park you will pass for the registered campers only, that is when you circle for parking. The trail is very easy to navigate and very pretty. When I have the time to spend there and do the entire loop, I’ll be back again!

hiking
2 months ago

This hiking trail was recommended to me by two women I met on another nearby trail in Pine Mtn Club. To me, it was lovely. My dog enjoyed it. It is in a secluded spot out of the way, at dead end of street, which is also where you park. When you start off on the path, stay to the left as there is a driveway that goes up to private property. The trail has a few creek crossings (low water) so nothing major. It is dirt/rocks/down branches on trail. So quiet. I did see a few other people out. The trail doesn’t appear to be high volume foot traffic but it could be when I went. The trail was easy to follow, not sure the length of it because I had a time constraint so couldn’t stay as long as I wanted to. I definitely recommend it. Easy for a beginner. If you’re looking for more challenging then probably not the one but it’s worth checking out if you just want to get away on a new trail. Will be back soon!

Gets a bit overgrown at end otherwise nice in and out

It was super easy. The only thing is that there was snow and we were not ready for that. But fun never the less

off road driving
2 months ago

Excellent summer run with beautiful valley views. Locked gate during winter, however; a tight gate bypass is available if you don't mind pin striping. (I fit a four door jeep down it) It is not mapped but this trail does connect to 8N04B and over to the Frazier Mountain lookout. Trail is rough,sharp stone for about 70% street tires are not recommended as they will get torn up by the stone. Slow progress until you reach 8N04B expect about 45-1hour drive one way.

walking
3 months ago

Really great time, went in the winter with my boyfriend. Sweet little waterfall which I’m sure gets bigger with the late spring time weather.

The first 5 minutes is lovely and then the trail just disappears.

Nice uphill climb. Mostly smooth dirt road. Little to no people. Views.

hiking
3 months ago

Super easy and fun trail. Did it for my annual New Year’s Day hike and the views were awesome! A little warmer than expected but still perfect weather.

Awesome view!

hiking
3 months ago

This is a beautiful, short, yet steep incline hike as you’re approaching the tail end just before the falls.
When water if flowing the falls are beautiful and well
worth the effort to get there. Beautiful flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds. I’ve run into 4 bears ( Mother and her 3 cubs) on this trail, so do be aware that they’re there and you’re likely to run into them, especially in Spring/Summer.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s beautiful during waterfall and snow seasons. Freezes over in winter. North slope so it can be very cold and icy.

Pleasant, kinda short.

Beautiful trail, a quick in and out. Perfect for new hikers and families.

off road driving
4 months ago

The trail mapped here is not the Lockwood Creek Trail, but rather, it is the West Frazier Mine trail. It eventually connects to the Lockwood Creek Trail, but not as it is shown on the trail map.
The trail shown is the old route for the West Frazier Mine Road. Most of the portion from Lockwood Valley Road to the first intersection (about 1.5 miles in) is now closed to vehicles, as they access this road from the Frazier Mountain Road instead. A left turn at the intersection would take you back to the beginning of the vehicle route. Continuing straight at the intersection takes you up the west side of Frazier Mountain where the West Frazier Tie Road veers to the left, taking you to the summit of Frazier Mountain. Continuing straight at this point will take you into Lockwood Valley and connect with the Lockwood Creek Trail.
Most of this route is a rocky four-wheel-drive trail, with several stretches where there is little to no shade. The climb is moderate, but manageable.
I've been over this road on a motorcycle and in a truck, and have also hiked a portion of it. The scenery is pleasant, though not what I would consider exceptional, so I prefer to drive over this route as opposed to hiking it. There are other places nearby that I prefer to hike instead.

Great hike. Less than a mile to the first great view of the valley.

off road driving
6 months ago

A very peaceful and scenic drive through some high desert and badlands scenery. The combination of the colorful, eroded canyon walls and the pinyon/juniper desert woodland makes the scenery very different from both the higher mountain trails and the nearby Mojave desert. I started on the Pine Mountain Club side and ended near Maricopa. There's a quick descent down an easy switch back if you start on the high end; you begin in the pines, take a leisurely route through the canyon and eventually end near some vineyards down at the mouth of the canyon. I went in a stock 2wd Tacoma with no issues. Higher clearance was definitely helpful due to a few washouts, and I could see where in some conditions 4x4 might be necessary, but the road is wide and over all pretty easy.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike with lots to explore when you get to the top.

mountain biking
6 months ago

I ride a few times a year. There are a few sketchy spots. Don't ride it in the dark : / A couple rock beds are more exposed than last year. On the bright side, a few sandy spots are packed hard. Some trees that fell this year were cut very narrow. One monster tree needs two branches cut. Any volunteers?

It is a challenging hike.. Only for the experience hikers..

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy hike, dog friendly and everyone we met was very nice. Great views at the top also!

hiking
7 months ago

One of my favorite local hikes. Beautiful scenery and more views than a Drake album. Took this all the way to Sheep Camp campground and boy was it a treat. Definitely recommend.

Wonderful views! Hiking back up is a nice little added challenge as well :) worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

amazing summer day hiking spot with tems in the upper 60s in august. easy hike but bring water and sunscreen of course.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trial until you get to the middle. It's completely overgrown and difficult to pass.

hiking
8 months ago

Fresh clean air!

hiking
8 months ago

We're not experienced hikers at all and this trail was a breeze! My 4 year old and 10 year old kids loved it. Lots to see and plenty of shade.

Easy hike. Good for kids or dogs with a large path, plenty of shade and not too steep.

horseback riding
9 months ago

This is a great trail! there is a lot of traffic. Many are hikers hiking with there dogs and family!..

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