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hiking
4 days ago

A beautiful 3 hour hike with much to see! the summit is just under 6k ft with spectacular views, including mt. Shasta

hiking
15 days ago

The views are outstanding and the hike is fairly easy. Great for a day hike!

Some great views very nice hike and bike trails

on Grizzly Peak Trail

26 days ago

The views are amazing. I’ve been here a few times and every time is easier than the last time. Moderate is accurate. Usually it gets a little bit crowded and sometimes I think is overrated.

hiking
26 days ago

Great hike especially in the warmer months. The hike up the hill is mostly shaded by large trees. The view is great. I suggest taking the left side of the loop out and back, as the highest point is uneventful and not a view point.

Nice easy trail. Beautiful day

Always lovely, November 6th, little bit of mud in the beginning otherwise clear and beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome variety of vegetation and terrain.

Great moderate hike with lovely views. So nice to be able to take our energetic pup, he loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of trails and ways to get up and down. Park at the church nearby. Pretty dusty right now but fairly easy to get up and down. Took us about an hour to go up the front side and down the right side which is less steep and a little more windy. Nice views of the city and the lake.

Great long hike, easy assension to the top. Amazing views. Family and Dog friendly, easy parking too.

great trail with awesome views

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike on a well marked trail except the trail head. Park by lake on the loop close to trail head shown on map. Walk a short distance down the road that is gated where dam is on your left. Just past the dam the trail head starts and is marked there with a small sign. Hike is past a few small lakes little elevation gain.

hiking
2 months ago

Great in-town hike year-round. Easy access to trailhead. I like all the route variations and possible loops. Fun for snow shoeing too.

very lovely

This hike is an all day thing.. bring a hammock for when you get to the lake, and don’t leave without jumping in. It’s so beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Hike for good exercise and the views of the rock ledge at end of mountain are amazing! Once you get to the “peak” keep going because the views aren’t there they are past the peak on a trail that takes you to the over look. Great exercise for moderate hikers and spectacular views!

Great fun

awsome views of the valley!

Perfect for an afternoon hike!

Wanted to shake out all of my gear so I took the trail to Badger Lake from the 4 Mile Lake trailhead and stopped for the night. No bugs other than the usual yellow jackets and dragonflies. I think I saw one mosquito the whole time, yay! I unfortunately packed out a lot of other peoples garbage, but that's the breaks sometimes. It got a little chilly that night, but not too bad. All of my gear worked so I was pleased about that. I had some sputtering from my canister stove because of the cold morning, but once it got going no worries. I had a great time and really enjoy the great wilderness we have in this area.

horseback riding
3 months ago

Took the horses up there this past weekend. Wonderful trail for riding! Beautiful scenery, a couple of bridges to cross FYI. Lake Como is a really pretty little lake. Beginning of September so the bugs weren’t bad. There were a couple of big blowdowns that we had to detour around; one of them was on a pretty steep hillside. A handy horse can make it no problem but an inexperienced horse or rider might find it a little intense. All in all a wonderful day ride!

hiking
3 months ago

Good partial day hike, took about 2.5 hours to do the loop. Perfect to wear the dogs out and make sure I get a goodnight sleep as well. There were quite a few people but it was also Labor Day. The road there is mostly paved and gravel in some spots, any car could easily get out there tho. I think it would be perfect for kids as well, maybe plan a little more time tho.

Just amazing. I went up Varney Creek for four miles in the afternoon and camped at Como lake. In the morning I stashed my bag and took just a day pack on the Mountain Lake Trail loop, counter clockwise. At one point I left the trail and crossed over a stunning boulder field before meeting back up with the trail and descending to Lake Harriet. finally I made it back to Como Lake to finish the 10 mile loop, pick up my bag and head downhill the final four miles back to the Varney Creek trailhead by early evening. Late August so no mosquitos, cool nights and perfect hiking weather. I saw eight lakes and only one other person. UNREAL. Except it was real ;-)

did 12.1 miles with my dog on september 1st in 3hrs and 10mins. there werent any bugs that day which i was thrilled about. i was expecting to have the trail to myself based on past reviews but i did pass about 6 groups. i guess it was labor day weekend. pleasant forrest hike, mild incline, pretty lakes.

trail running
3 months ago

Great for running, flat and easy. Beautiful view, trees, ferns, wild flowers, and sky. But I did not rate 5 stars because there is barely any view of the lake and it's very close to the road, so a lot of traffic noise.

Trail is easy to get to... no 4WD needed.. and well maintained.

hiking
3 months ago

Exceptionally beautiful Trail, I didn't do the whole thing as I'm trying to build up endurance in my children. We made our own 3-mile loop ( you can see in my recording), which goes off trail and connects with the other side of the main loop. Definitely give this trailer shot.

trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful views! Can’t wait to go back

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