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April Trask reviewed Loch Leven Lakes Trail
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Went out here two days ago and it wasn't a super fun experience so I turned back about 1.5 miles in. 1) Gear - You absolutely need spikes & waterproof boots for the trail right now. Snowshoes don't work because of the mixed terrain. In most non-snow or mixed-ice sections, the trail has become a little stream and lake. 2) You can't really tell where the trail is so I had to keep my GPS out the whole time. Hiking alone in the morning, it's more dangerous to be staring down at your GPS the whole time and also having to scramble around the rocks etc.

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Michael N reviewed Spaulding Lake Trail
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Hiking

With all the snow and streams, this trail was quite the adventure, but well worth it. Waterproof shoes are a must, but I didn’t feel a need for spikes. Parking is a bit limited though with snow blocking the lot next to Fuller Lake.

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Dalton Crosthwait reviewed Fordyce Falls via Spaulding Lake Trail
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Hiking

Snow's all but gone from the trail, with some hillsides still covered. Great time to be out there! Waterfalls and creeks are still pretty good.

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Maggie Paton reviewed Cache Creek Ford
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Backpacking

We did this trail as a point-to-point backpack trip mid-April. Left a car at Redbud and shuttled to Judge Davis. The first half is mostly downhill and unshaded. We camped on the east side of the creek; there were a few other groups there but not too hard to find the spots. The main creek crossing is where the AllTrails trail (not track) indicates, slightly to the north of the small creek bend. On the second half, there is another smaller crossing about 2 miles from the Redbud TH. Both were at about my knee-level in the deepest parts (I’m 5’2’’). Got a bit warm, wouldn’t do this hike any later in the year (March would be even better). Lots of wildflowers and some nice views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Overall a great trip!

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Michael Squires reviewed Blue Ridge Trail
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BackpackingOver grown

First 4 miles are very developed, good incline! Miles 4-8 are extremely overgrown and hard to follow. After mile 8 you are basically following a road. Warning: there are 0 water sources between miles 1 and 20. This would have been a fantastic trip if there was some water.

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HikingGreat!

Great trail, this is always my first of the season hike since the snow burns off pretty quick. I made it to the falls only and saw pretty much zero snow aside from the couple patches right past the trailhead. The falls look pretty good right now. I took the detour at the PGE sign down to the bridge because I didn’t feel confident trying to cross the falls. I guess I never knew about that detour, I’ve always been able to just rock hop over the falls. I didn’t encounter any snakes as others have mentioned and only saw a few other folks on a nice Sunday morning. Overall, it’s a pretty easy trail and a nice hike right now as the snow melts off at the higher elevations. Cheers!

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Mona Fahim reviewed Loch Leven Lakes Trail
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HikingIcyMuddyScrambleSnow

Definitely still snow-covered by a few feet. Due to the warmer weather, the snow is very unstable. Snow shoes are necessary. I got about halfway up before turning around as I did not have the gear for it. It's also very hard to know where the trail is due to the snow, so definitely download a map with GPS ahead of time. I will be back when conditions are better.

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Scott Gabara reviewed Spaulding Lake Trail
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Hiking

Snow was still knee deep.

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Elizabeth Joan MacDougall reviewed Glen Eden Trail: Mendo Rock to Goat Rock
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Nature trips

very steep following a firebreak most of the way. Mid-April and poison oak is budding out in the trail, at the sides. We had great company. the steep slopes were very slippery. I disagree with the description and would recommend the trail as good in the rainy season, it was really hard to get a grip on the compacted clay soil. The views are beautiful of Clear Lake, and the April flowers, and poison oak leaves, the redbud flower, and the views of Mt. Konocti, and Cobb, and St Helena, and Geyser Peak.

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Chris Cuppoletti reviewed Cache Creek Ford
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Backpacking

Great when done point to point! The campsites around the creek are spacious. Awesome group backpacking trip. It was HOT though in April. Definitely save this one for winter.

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Hiking

I found trash where there was no official human trail

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Elizabeth Joan MacDougall reviewed Glen Eden Trail: Mendo Rock to Goat Rock
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Chance Hollingsworth reviewed Fordyce Falls via Spaulding Lake Trail
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Hiking

Watch out for rattle snakes if you go in the summer. I almost stepped on one when I went with a buddy.

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HikingNo shadeRocky

Very rocky as trails go. Pretty, but not for the unprepared...

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Jennifer Blattner reviewed Preston Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Great trail! Loved this hike. We did not make it all the way to the falls. Too many gorgeous swimming holes along the way.

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BackpackingGreat!Rocky

Most trails that are rated 'moderate' are easy. This one is certainly challenging in places due to rocks and elevation changes. It was a pleasant surprise. The views are stunning. Very few people out on a Sunday afternoon. Wear good shoes!

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BackpackingGreat!

We headed out for a weekend backpacking trip and this didn’t disappoint. Not super challenging and most of the trail had shade which makes all the difference. Loads of wildflowers in bloom & a couple of places to stop along the way if you want to splash in the river. Not too busy at all, we were able to pick a perfect campsite at primitive camp right on the pebble beach and had it to ourselves. Dog friendly, our pups were in their element. Watch out for poison oak!

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Kevin Tucker reviewed Preston Falls Trail
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HikingGreat!

Went on Easter Sunday, the trail was so delightful and I encountered a cinnamon colored black bear about 2.5 miles in , he took off as soon as we saw each other , I found a spot just before the end of the trail with a little beach area , small falls and wonderful area to swim , my thermometer read the water temp at 58 degrees, beautiful day, beautiful trail , definitely going back !

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BackpackingBugsGreat!Private property

I backpacked this 3/30-4/1, and stayed at Illinois Crossing and Missouri Bar. No campfires west of Humbug Creek, just FYI. Lots of downed trees that have been there awhile. You can navigate around them, easier without a large pack, still not always easy, requiring climbing up steep hillsides and such. There’s a half a mile or so east of the primitive South Yuba campsite where most of the downed trees are. Kind of exhausting while backpacking, but doable. Lots of gnats, not enough for me to pull out my mosquito mesh, but I did see others with them on the trail. The campsite at Missouri Bar was my favorite of the ones I came across. Avoid filtering water from Humbug Creek; in case you aren’t aware, there are heavy metals (lead, mercury, etc) from the Malakoff mine. The river water tasted nice and fresh (filtered). Everyone on the trail that I saw was friendly, which is always a bonus. Not a lot of litter, which makes me happy. There aren’t trash cans at the picnic sites (Observation Point, Humbug Creek, etc), so be sure to pack out what you pack in.

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Chris Akamine reviewed Preston Falls Trail
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Hiking

Nice water access about 1 mile in and 2 miles in. A decent amount of poison oak forest the first 1.5 miles or so. Nice cool and refreshing water, the kids liked it.

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Alicia Werner reviewed Spaulding Lake Trail
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Hiking

Still a good amount of snow, especially for the first half-mile or so. Bring waterproof boots! Very limited parking at trailhead due to the snow. Still a little tricky to navigate with all the snow and downed trees and stream crossings

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Hiking

not much snow now. good trail

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