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Sufficiently challenging. Beautiful views. Minimal traffic. Be mindful of the changing weather as it can get quite cool with a brisk wind and a cloudy sky. Should rain begin to fall, I imagine portions of the trail would be treacherous. Keep a good pace and jog the flat stretches, it’s a little over an hour to the peak.

Nice trail that will provide a good workout due to its incline. Some washed out and rocky areas that you have to climb around but the top is beautiful. Lightly trafficked which is good because the trail is pretty narrow in some areas and make sure to bring water. My son did come home with a huge tick that we didn’t discover until a few days later so make sure to check after the hike. Also, I would rate this closer to a moderate-difficult hike because of the quick incline. Some other trails on here marked as moderate are much easier than this one so if you’re looking for an easy moderate hike, this isn’t it.

hiking
29 days ago

spring is the ultimate time to traverse this trail. Not only will the hills be dressed in wildflowers but the cattle will be roaming and the mighty oak will have it's leaves again. I scheduled this hike because of the 1000 ft elevation gain but found that it wasn't a difficult trail in the least. NOT HARD. What makes this difficult is the creek crossing and full exposure NOT the. elevation gain.

The strenuous hike pays off at the summit, the views are beautiful! the trail is a bit muddy in sections and there is some scrambling and a few switchbacks.

Really fun trail with spectacular views! At the Fiske Peak summit, we were able to spot Mt Shasta, Mt. Lassen and the Sierras in the distance. The trail is pretty narrow from time to time and required a little bit of scrambling, which I personally found great, as it makes for a little challenge and ignites a feeling of adventure. 2300ft is no joke, be prepared for sore legs the following day. Bring plenty of water.

Hiked this trail in the Spring. The previous Winter had been quite rainy, leaving the understory lush and green. One could hear the roar of Cache Creek in flood from the abundant rains about a mile in from the trail head. Exhilarating views. Will return.

The trail was closed

Today I went up to check out the hike...fully prepared. My dog in tow. we had water, snacks. Started out at 945 a.m. and it quickly became hot. we walked near the water and the rocky terrain for an hour and called it quits. great scenery and nature atmosphere. Loved it.

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.

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
9 months 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!!

backpacking
11 months ago

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.

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.

hiking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

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 :-)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Difficult for beginners!!

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