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on Tent Rocks Trail

hiking
2 hours ago

Great Hike went in at 1:30pm was hot the 1st 2 miles in with no shade, then once you get past the 2 mile marker it gets better. Stayed overnight at the springs and hiked out in the AM. No snakes but did see fresh cougar tracks.

watch out for rattlesnakes, they are out there, be careful.....my fourth time out here, and its the first time we saw one , happy trails

Just another great day for hike at Auburn area. Crowded on parking cars and on the trail. Nice view's of spilling dam water at the end . like this trail as exercise and nice surrounding of forest atmosphere. Recomend to others.

hiking
5 days ago

Amazing views, short and very sweet

hiking
5 days ago

This is two separate trails. The Cave Loop Trail is an easy 1.2 mile trail along the tent rocks, and can be completed separately from the other trail. The Slot Canyon trail is a bit more difficult. The 1.5 mile (one-way) trail is rocky and requires a bit of scrambling to reach the summit, lending the "moderate" rating on AllTrails.com. I definitely recommend the Slot Canyon trail, at least through the slot canyon itself and just a bit further to see the tent rocks up close. The summit is also worth the effort. * bring a little cash for the entrance fee

It was great hike. Almost all hike is by the water!

Beautiful. But...my wife is a fit hiking senior but dislikes scrambling/rock climbs and this climb has many. Too hard on the knees. She hated this trail. Picture climbing stairs two at a time, many 3 at a time, some over 3 feet.
Suggestion to fellow senior Flatlanders: keep turning around to look at the Tent Rocks. They’re behind you. The trip down is the visual treat. The last and steepest climb to the top can be skipped. The top is beautiful , over looking vast desert, but it’s like many summits. It’s the view down the canyon that you’re here for. Once you hit the timber stairs, think about enjoying the view and descending.
It may save your marriage.

Just a heads up "no dogs" sign at the trailhead, but you will usually see a few.

Early September 2018. Great hike! We started at 2pm and got to the Hot Springs around 5:45pm after taking a few of breaks. The hike starts out with a gradual uphill for about 1 hr, then 1hr downhill into a canyon until you reach the fork of Little Bear Canyon and Middle Fork. No water in the first twi hours. Though the hard copy map shows to not cross Middle Fork yet, it seems like that trail hasn’t been used in a while, cross it and just follow it, all the way around. It then took us almost 2 hours to reach the hot springs. The only hard thing was that we didn’t know how far we were going and even though it’s all flat, you are slowed down the river crossings. Once we got there all the good flat camp spots were taken, but we found a good one nested up in the river bank, so we camp here. Went into the hot springs in the morning (very nice in the beginning, then they were warm) and then took off. We got lucky, no storms while we were there, though you could see them creeping nearby. It seems as if these thunderstorms are unpredictable. We did get stuck in a hail storm the night before but this was 30-40min out from the Visitor’s Center on highway 15. The Middle Fork water was fine, we brought aquamira drops and used them a few times. The water was clear. Note that water is used upstream. No signs of bears, cougars, nor wolves. Only birds, squirrels, and lots of frogs. Would definitely come back to do more than one night. Have fun!

Great views and well marked trail. Bring water and show up early as there will be a wait to get in. It was a very nice surprise of a trek.

Beautiful trail with wildflowers and river. The caves are about 3 miles in on the left, easy to miss if you aren’t looking for them.

on Tent Rocks Trail

11 days ago

It was an awesome trail . I would do it again any time. Sights were beautiful early in the morning.

It was awesome and gorgeous

hiking
14 days ago

It’s a great trail! All of the comments here were helpful. We thought we might find it too challenging at the top and it was a bit but was well worth it. We’re two relatively fit 68 year olds. I would go a bit earlier next time. We started at 10—an hour earlier would have been perfect.

Absolutely stunning. Worth the river crossings and feels good after hiking for a bit. Pack hiking shoes and then sandals along with poles to help with the cross.

A pretty easy hike through old growth forest with views of the Pacific Ocean. The end point is worth it, only wished we had packed some snacks and wine to enjoy while there. Heading back we also took the short trail down to the beach and watched the surfers with the fog rolling in. Loved it!!

hiking
16 days ago

A beautiful trail with great views! The trail is a tad bit challenging with the number of roots crowding the path. Would highly recommend going during the summer time!

A little crowded for our tastes, both on the trail and parking. (But it was a holiday weekend.) It’s pretty dry and dusty this time of year, but most of the trail is in partial shade and the temps are moderating.

hiking
18 days ago

One of my favorite hikes! This was my second time hiking this trail, its such a beautiful hike. There are vault toilets at the trailhead FYI.

The name of this trail is a bit of a misnomer. The trail ends at Lake Clementine dam, which is beautiful and worth seeing. Clark’s pool is actually located just past the tall bridge you pass under, about a mile from the trail head. We hiked to the dam and then stopped at the pool to swim on the way back. Great spot for kids, water was the perfect temperature on Labor Day! Bathrooms are located at the trail head and at the dam.

It’s an interesting hike because you’re going through a diverse scenery on your way to the springs. However be warned, you will be wading through the Gila river multiple times, at least knee deep

hiking
21 days ago

Nice hike. Very hot in the summer with very little shade..bring water (:

Great fitness trail, before noon is best to enjoy the shade. 10 dollar parking fee. The dam in the end is beautiful, as well as the canyon rocks.

A well maintained trail with beautiful old growth forest and amazing viewpoints near the top end of the trail. There are lots of roots in the trail so watch your step. The trail does have a steady gradual incline

hiking
26 days ago

A lot of roots, but lots of great views

hiking
26 days ago

We camped in one of the sites with a shelter at the trail head and found this trail. It was an easy hike that followed the stream. We missed the caves on our way in but found them on the way out... they are just a little bit after the creek crossing. One perk of this trail that might be worth looking into is the connector trails it meets. It seems you can get to other trails that would make for a good loop for a decent backpacking trip throughout the Pecks!

Great hike. Beautiful river views, California’ tallest bridge, Clementine Dam with spectacular falls, occasional breeze of California Bay tree scent, innocent your deer, who could ask for anything more.

Been doing this trail in the early summer for years. When the water is still cool, it’s great to stop for a swim at Clark’s Pool (formerly an Auburn Municipal Pool in the early 1900’s.) Watch for snakes and poison oak.

hiking
1 month ago

Some technical sections, views are with it!

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