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hiking
8 days ago

I would rate this moderate instead of easy. Only because you should be prepared to feel the burn as you hike uphill the whole way. We managed fine while wearing a baby and having a 8, 6, and 3yr old hike along too. And the hike down is a breeze. When you reach the top you will want to take the trail to the left towards Bear Gulch. Just a few feet away you will see the tunnel. The opening is small, but it's a bit roomier once you are inside. Adults will have to hunch over to walk through, but your kids will be able to stand up and have the time of their lives. There is a sign in front that gives some history of the hydraulic gold mine, which is really cool. Definitely a unique spot and we enjoyed the views along the way. The climb is always worth it!

hiking
8 days ago

This was a fun little hike!

I’d probably put it at moderate and not easy, as the entire hike to the tunnel or other connecting trails is uphill. It’s steady, but all uphill. The kids, and myself, were starting to feel it towards the ends.

NOTE: once you finish the trail and it intersects the Bear Gulch Trail, you’ll want to go to your left (like you are starting the Bear Gulch Trail) for a few feet and the tunnel will be on your right.

The trail is easy enough for most kids to get there and smallish adults. I’m 5’8 and towards the end of the tunnel it becomes narrow and I had to crawl a few feet.

It was fun for sure and there are some stunning views along the way.

hiking
19 days ago

Great little mile hike from the TH to the tunnel. Quick hike with beautiful views towards the top.

hiking
21 days ago

Amazing views the entire trip! Very nicely maintained trails; even a couple benches along the way! Uphill all the way to the top; but once you reach the end you find information about the history of the tunnel which we found fascinating. Tall children and adults will hit their heads if they try to pass through the tunnel! Beware of ticks in the grasses surrounding he trails.

hiking
22 days ago

Fun trail! Steady uphill the whole way, but worth it!

hiking
22 days ago

Had a blast today on this trail! I took my 3year old son and my 9year old daughter they both made it to the top and thought the tunnel was amazing.

hiking
23 days ago

Had a BLAST with my little family today great hike and an amazing drive definitely 1 of my favorite hiking locations

The grotto is beautiful!

I'm giving 3 stars cuz what I explored was really pretty but I am pretty confused on where to go when I came out there. there was a little parking area that said tunnel ridge day use with what looked like a start of a trail but then directly across the road was a start to another trail that listed multiple trails such as bear gulch which I had seen pics of on this app so I followed that trail since i had seen pics on here but I think it was the wrong start or I didn't go far enough cuz I never saw the tunnel.

Thought someone should mention that the dirt road to the trailhead is a bit bumpy and only 1 lane. I wouldn’t recommend taking a low riding vehicle to get there

We were really excited about this hike. We drove a hour to it.. our 7 yr old was so excited about the tunnel... so the first part of the hike is completely up hill the hole way, we got to the top and didn’t see the tunnel so we went back down hopping we just missed it... but no its at the top around the corner from the sign.. we where so upset we missed it and worked that hard to not find it... so for those going to the tunnel go past the sigh at the top.. on the way down its really easy and goes by fast.. enjoy

Great hike.... not to much up and down, and would be great for bikes although we walked... def do again.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hiking spot.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail. Good length. Pretty walk beside the lake. Pup enjoyed It too!

Ticks. So many ticks. I’ll never go here again. It was a nice trail, Blue Grotto was pretty, but the dogs had hundreds of ticks on them. If you go, be prepared for those little blood suckers. We thought we would be safe in mid-November.

Fairly strait forward and some fun elements like the Bigfoot trap. Trail was well maintained. Some nice views up top as well.

Beautiful at sunset!

Had the trail to myself hiking to Lake Harriette yesterday. Beautiful scenery, and I’d call it a mildly moderate trail. I was able to hike the 5.8 miles to the lake in just over an hour and a half. Such a peaceful place, and I got to have a one and one with a bald eagle! I’ll definitely be returning.

Went to Harriett lake , beautiful scenery , peaceful 9/15/17-9/17/17

First trail the kids and I hit since moving here. Nice easy path to follow. Though we only went up about about 2 miles ("my legs are tiiired") it wasn't difficult at all. We hiked at the end of August so there weren't any bugs and we had plenty of shade. We'll definitely go again and finish it!

Not bad. Probably better in spring time.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice challenging incline on the way up. The way down is quick and easy. The tunnel is pretty small and insignificant but still cool. My recording should say 1.9m, I forgot to turn it on until part way thru the hike.

hiking
9 months ago

So, just an FYI we did the shortened hike (where you drive up to hunchback mtn). There was no other page to post this, so I decided to post here in case anyone needs this info. There are several pages that will tell you that you do not need a high clearance vehicle to drive on this road...that is definitely not the case. I mean, we drove a Prius, and made it, but it wasn't worth it. It took over an hour to drive 9 miles and our car simply wasn't tall enough. The road is by far the worst I've ever seen. Either have a high clearance vehicle or hike the entire 11 miles!

Great trail. The miners shack has since fallen down; look for a flattened pile of wood on your right. Turn left there to get to the bigfoot trap.

Easy trail, pictueresque, with a lake across the street to cool off when your done with the hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Decent hike, the tunnel was smaller than I expected. Glad I did it, but probably won't do it again.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice mostly shaded trail along Lost Creek Lake. Spot to jump off rocks at the spill way. A couple good spots to swim along the trail, depending on the water height. Lots of poison oak hanging over trail, so beware!

hiking
9 months ago

Not as kid friendly as I thought it should be. but they managed.

can hear the creek for most of the hike. July hike and snow started about 4 miles in. would not rate moderate, rather gentle incline. More of Easy trail. lake is spectacular. will hike again.

camping
10 months ago

I put the full five stars for now even though I didn't make it. I'm betting it's going to be when I finally do get to check it out. The road is still blocked and not by just a little debris​, nonetheless some people have managed to make a road over it but I wouldn't dare it even if I still I had my Subaru. A little way back right before nature's road block is a shaded forest road that leads to a little campsite on the river which is really beautiful.

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