Clear Lake State Park is on the shores of Californias largest freshwater lake. The area is popular for all kinds of water recreation, including swimming, fishing, boating and water-skiing. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. The park is the nesting place for waterfowl. Hikers enjoy the Indian Nature Trail, a self-guided trail that shows how the Pomo people, who lived in the area for centuries, utilized the areas resources. The trail passes through the site of what was once a Pomo village. The park visitor center features displays about the areas natural and cultural history. The entrance to the park is 3.5 miles northeast of Kelseyville on Soda Bay Road, north of Calistoga in the wine country. Open sunrise to sunset. The Day Use Annual Pass is accepted at this park. Summer temperatures often reach over 100 degrees, but most nights cool off comfortably. In winter it may snow in the park. Between October and March, temperatures can dip to 20 degrees, and rain is fairly common. The park is open sunrise to sunset.

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3 days ago

A wonderful trail with beautiful views of Clear Lake and the valley filled with vineyards. Lots of deer. They don't allow dogs on the trail (you can walk them around the park), but I broke the rules and brought mine. $8 to get in, but you can park on the street at the entrance and walk in for free. Lots of people do that and you will see all of the cars parked on the side of the road. There are several entrances to the trail. The trail is marked, but can be confusing at times as there are several entrances/exits to the trail as well as dead-end overlooks. The trail is within the park and so even if you take a wrong turn, you won't be lost for long. Really enjoyed this trail.

Pretty disappointed. It’s about a 5 minute walk total. Very short and very easy. The only way I could see myself doing this trail again is if I took a little kid on like a trial “hike”

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Dorn Trail is a 2.5 mile loop. It is pretty steep, especially at the beginning. The hike begins in a heavily wooded area, with the trail winding up and around the ridge, over big boulders. The trail eventually spits you out near the top of the ridge where the trees begin to thin before opening up on a big meadow. Towards the top of the ridge, the trail becomes wider. We saw beautiful wildflowers on our hike. Despite the campground being full, we only saw a few other people on our hike. The trail eventually spit us out in the campgrounds at the top of the ridge. A good, moderately difficult short hike. The views from the top of the ridge, along with the wildflowers, made this hike worth the effort.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Took dorn nature trail (in the same park but it's a trail up the mountain). It zig zags the mountain so it's not very steep or difficult to hike. Pleasant and laid back. ^.^

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on Dorn Nature Trail

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014