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Great hike! I took 4 boys between 9 years old and 15 years old. Probably a little too much for the 12 and under kids depending on fitness level but we did all complete the hike after SEVERAL short breaks. The views from the peak are amazing and include the entire valley, Sutter Buttes, and the Sierra Nevada's. Take LOTS of water especially during the late spring and summer months! We completed the hike in about 3.5 hrs.

hiking
2 days ago

The bridge crossing Cache Creek is open. The trail is clear, narrow in some places, with some poison oak at ankle level. Made it to the peak just in time for it to hail on us! Beautiful views at the top and a log book with lots of signatures.

Trail is okay, seemed a lot longer than 3mi and there's a couple of muddy spots along the trail that are unavoidable

on High Bridge Trail

hiking
1 month ago

We tried to do the hike today, but the bridge is underwater so we weren't able to access the trail. Hopefully once the creek level goes down i can do it again because its a great hike (did it a couple years ago). The views are definitely worth the work getting there. A great workout!!

Decent area. Most of the wilderness is dead cause of the fire a few years ago so there isn't a lot of wild life. The incline when you reach the mountain is pretty tough. Steep incline. The water level is high in cache creek during winter. I went during January. There is nowhere to cross the cache creek on the winter when you reach the baton flat. I was told by the locals that the creek can be crossed during the summer. It is about 2.5 miles from the parking area to the baton flat. Great views when you get to the top of the mountain.

off road driving
3 months ago

I'm a local and everyone knows this trail as "Low Water Bridge" it's an awesome trail that was used back in the old days before hwy 16 connected to hwy 20. The gate is locked and closed to cars, trucks and side by sides BUT it is open to dirtbikes and atvs (just drive around the gate between the posts). Be sure to have your bike registered because sometimes you will run into sheriffs patrolling the trail (very rare but it does happen). If you are a beginner just take it easy because the hills getting steeper and steeper the farther you go. Overall one of my favorite trails to go ride and see some amazing views.

The elevation gain makes this a challenging "moderate" hike but the views at the top are worth it. Just be prepared for some steep inclines and rocky patches

This trail has beautiful views along the steady climb. Lots of scrambling over rocks. Coming down at 2:30pm I encountered a rattlesnake whose rattle warning sent me yelping back up the hill in surprise. He must have been sunning himself on the trail. Otherwise, not much wildlife- just tiny lizards and a bird here and there.

For an 8 miles out and back you get your workout bang for the miles buck; almost all of it in the first three miles with about a 2,000 feet elevation gain.

The elevation gain is not all of it. While the first 1.5 miles or so are easy enough to navigate, the trails becomes noticeable more rocky and a bit tougher to manage for the top half of the ascent: a bit of washout here and there, narrower trail with encroaching bushes, tight and steep switchbacks.

But the huffing and puffing is worth the effort as sweeping views await when you reach the ridge. As a previous reviewer has noted, a short scrambling detour to the unnamed peak to the north (when you reach the ridge) offers very nice views overlooking Cache Creek and the parking area you started from.

The .75 miles to Fiske Peak itself are easy enough to negotiate; don't forget to sign the register at the top (if you are so inclined) and to stop and enjoy the 360 degrees panorama, including Sutter Buttes in the distance to the East-North-East.. Another time, I may continue to Lowery Peak (another 3 miles to the south - 6 round trip) to get above 3000 feet.

A short-ish trail on the demanding side of "average", especially for older legs :-)

Great hike.... Good workout. Spectacular views at top. Carry plenty of water.