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Beautiful easy trail by a lake and through the pines of the forest!

This was a fun interesting hike.

Great hike. Be mindful of rattlers!

14 days ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful cool spring day after light rain. Look forward to 311 open after Eagle nesting season to complete route around east side. West side with paved hard surface is quiet easy hike with scenic views if lake and pines.

Great trail! It states 5.7 miles, it is more like 6.8. We were a little less than prepared for the distance as we had dogs, 4! It also states kid and dog friendly, but i feel as though only kids with hiking experience and maybe not all 4 dogs. I will definitely be hiking this again!!

Great hike and a peaceful memorial for the 19 hotshots that died there. You start out climbing up on the trail, which is narrow. Very windy, with beautiful wildflowers and charred trees left from the fire. Once you get to the observation deck, you can climb down to the memorial, which is worth it. Not too busy for a Saturday. Well marked trail and great views!

Beautiful !!!!

trail running
17 days ago

wonderful trail, amazing vistas.

Easy hike on a beautiful day. Not difficult at all with the west side paved.

Easy hike on a beautiful day. Not difficult at all with the west side paved.

walking around Goldwater Lake is lovely, but the trail on the lake stops at the dam. there is an alternate path (the one on this so depicts) that does pass by the other lake, but you can't get down to it. there were more bikers than hikers, but everyone was very friendly. Lovely day for a hike.

Fun and pretty trail but would rate is "easy" instead of "moderate." My 3yo did it with no problem and enjoyed taking our dog with us also.

The lake is completely full so the trail has changed to skirt the water on the east side. Real nice hike.