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I did this hike with a group of friends of varying backpacking experience back in 2011 when we were all juniors in high school. This may have been at the peak of its popularity before the fires, and as luck would have it, the springs were VERY crowded, and they are all very small and intimate. It was a really great bonding experience, and for the less outdoorsy friends, it really opened their eyes to the magic of getting somewhere worthwhile on your own two feet. Unexpectedly gnarly up and down the entire way; my ankles were done by the time we got to camp! You can hike out in two days if you need by sleeping at a camp that is about halfway. Definitely a formative experience for me as an outdoors lover. However, I’ll admit looking back that this is one of the less impressive and beautiful hikes in the area of Big Sur. While this trail is being fixed up, I encourage you to explore more of the Ventana and Silver Peak Wildernesses! Who knows, maybe more natural hot water is hiding out there... Remember to practice LEAVE NO TRACE principles! Hike prepared!

This is a very easy Loop Hike around Burney Falls. The Falls are Majestic! So worth the 9 hour road trip and camping adventure to Burney CA! The 4 stars are for the falls! the trail is easy but a beautiful nature walk! The Falls themselves are a 10!

This trail is closed indefinitely-lots of mudslide damage.

Closed till further notice. All trails should update asap. #cobrahikingclub

5 months ago

Beautiful and peaceful! A wonderful hike in a volcanic environment. Saw three Mule Deer, a Dark Eyed Junco, and a Steller's Jay whilst hiking around 11A. It was nice to take in the waterfall and creek along the way - some boiling and all! Bring a snack or lunch as there are some nice logs to sit and take in the view. :-)

Beautiful the whole way. Nice meadow to start, and cool features throughout the trail. Very good signage to follow.

great trail. pretty evenly divided with inclines and declines. Very beautiful and gets you away from the crowds. it's pretty shaded but exposed in some spots. the falls is gorgeous (see photos). you can continue on to connected trails if desired.

A great trail for my first time in lassen national park! The falls were beautiful, and the hike to sifford lake is so pretty and quiet, we saw maybe a half a dozen people from kings creek falls to sifford lake. Bench lake was almost dried up. Will definitely do this hike again! Took about 2 and a half hours with stops at the Falls and lakes.

Trail is very well marked and fairly easy. The lake is absolutely spectacular- make sure you check it out at the highest vantage point of the loop! The geyser was also super cool. Overall, I definitely recommend this hike!

6 months ago

It was a hike. For some of the more fit folks it wasn't too bad. For me it was hard - not impossible, but hard. We got to the falls and decided to hoof it up to Conrad Meadow. It was worth it!

We were feeling ambitious and chose this hike as Bompass Hell was closed. The trail provides worthy rewards at the top, but was definitely a challenge for our 6-year-old. She made it though!

Loved this hike - had to cut down the stream to the springs once you got there. Definitely felt crowded, this was on a weekday in 2011.

Beautiful views and lots of blooms on this trail

7 months ago

great hike... pretty steep in places. I had an 8 year old and a 2 year old on my back but it was doable...well worth the climb

A great way to spend a day

7 months ago

This hike was way harder than it needed to be for some reason. Everyone we saw was out of breath and I could barely keep walking.

Perfect 50th birthday celebration. Lassen guidebook indicated the trail "unnecessarily" gains and loses elevation. Didn't notice the effort until the trip back. Lovely hills loaded with wildflowers in July. The falls were flowing full-force after a very wet winter. Fairly busy, even on a Tuesday.

Since I prefer solitude in nature, we continued on to Crumbaugh Lake hoping to make it to Boiling Lake. So worth the effort! Trail all to ourselves, except a young furry racked buck. Came upon patches of snow just before Crumbaugh. The meadows surrounding the lake were blazing in wildflowers. Gorgeous. Small creeks meandering through.

Trail to Boiling Lake got sketchy a bit out of the lake meadow. We turned back after the trail was mostly covered with snow.

We hadn't planned to go so far, about 9 miles, and didn't bring enough food and water. Next time I would bring enough to go further just in case we'd like keep going. Beautiful break from the heat an hour away in the valley.

Great meadows. Wooded area has ups and downs, tough for older individuals.

I love it here we have been about 5 times this was my first time doing the loop and it was beautiful

Crowds were getting pretty intense up here before the Fall 2017 fire. Haven't been back since it burnt but used to be one of my favorite places in big sur.

Wild flower and snow covered peak at background, cool water falls make this hiking very enjoyable. Nevertheless bring enough water with you!

8 months ago

Repeatedly up and down. Lots of wild lifes. The enterance wasnt clear.

Watch out hot rocks.

mountain biking
8 months ago

Tough climb at times, beautiful lake, fast descent. Few trucks going by, some campers at the lake. Pretty trail to the top with lots of green and several streams.

8 months ago

July 8, 2017
Manzanita Creek trail is a very easy stroll through the woods (should not be rated moderate). There really isn't any great views along the way, and I was very disappointed with the end destination. A nice view of one of the peaks from the bottom of it, but no areas to sit. The trail just ends in the middle of the woods. I did not really notice a meadow since everything was overgrown. Because we were disappointed we continued past the creek and climbed up as far as we could. Once higher up we enjoyed a much better view of the landscape, but without this added adventure the trail is pretty uneventful. If you're looking for a nice 7 mile easy walk then go for it. If you are more of a thrill seeker and want a great view, hike Chaos Crags (Crags Lake) trail. The trailhead is very close to the beginning of this trail and there's a significantly better view at the end (it's also shorter and more moderate).

8 months ago

Fun hike. My visit the main road through the park was still snow paced and lot of the beginning parts of this trail were covered with snow. You get to a cross a creek which is fun and there's an interesting part where two sources of water meet and you can clearly see the difference between the two as they are separated. Towards the end of the trail, you get to an over look of the falls which was great and walking over the bridges above the falls, you see the valley. If you want to get more mileage, the meadows are about 1.5 miles away.

Paradise Meadow was stunning. Still mostly snow covered. Trail was a bit challenging to stay on due to snow and fallen trees, but still well worth the effort.

The hike is beautiful and the trail is beyond easy, prefect for family. It is well marked and well taken care of.

on Paradise Meadow Trail

9 months ago

Hiked this on 6/18/17, Lots of snow after halfway up. Snowshoes or crampons would have been nice, or at least a ski pole. Great temps, would love to go when there is less snow to see the meadows.

easy hike and beautiful falls

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