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Ran Oren
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Jul 06 2020
HikingNo shade

We walked the trail on a day of full sun and heat of over 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The route is mostly shadowless, but with the right equipment it's fine, because there's always wind around. We went clockwise to make the sharp rise early on because we had planned to spend at least eight hours on this route. We made a few minutes stop after climbing to enjoy the beautiful views of the valley. Further down the road, we met the group of deers on a warm sunny day under the trees and immediately after connecting with the CALAVERAS TRAIL above the lake. Later, we met squirrels with babies, which attracted a lot of children's attention and was great fun watching squirrels. Down the road there is a single picnic table under the trees which was a great place to have a rest if light meal. After a meal, we went down to the lake and just sat by the water for a good few hours what really interested the kids. By the way, if you are hiking with kids, about 1.5 miles before the end of the trail there is an old OAK tree, which gives lots of shade and kids enjoy resetting it and adults sit in the shade, drink coffee and watch the view. Definitely a good trail for families if kids can do about 9 miles a day in hot weather conditions. Not sure what we saw in the summer can be seen in the winter. Personal KPI's (they are my subjective only, for your consideration :-)): 1. Garbage collected along the trail - 1.5 bag :-(, [1 bag = 1 gallon, UCL: 1, UDL: 2, Target: 0] 2. Maintenance Level - High (High - Very good condition, Medium - Some small issues, but overall good condition, Low - Major issues that needs improvement)

AllTrails Bill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Jul 01 2020
Hiking

Not the trail I did. I have recommended a new trail. Waiting for it to be approved

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Ramien E.
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Mountain biking

Coyote Lake ride

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Heidi Cruz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 27 2020
Hiking

It seems easy but you’ll definitely get a work out.

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Evan E.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Jun 15 2020
Hiking

Good trail. Can be steep at times but nothing too much. All dirt so if it rains just a bit it's very muddy. Good hike during nice weather, definitely recommend.

AllTrails Bill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 13 2020
Hiking

There was a little herd blocking the trail. One, a little bull I think, was right in the middle of the bridge and wouldn’t move

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AllTrails Bill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 13 2020
Hiking

Took a slightly different route. Will try suggesting a new trail again. Had the name of the trail I cut off on wrong last time

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Adam C.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jun 07 2020
Hiking

mostly in sun. great vistas. should visit when it's green out

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Alexis Alegria
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HikingNo shade
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jen pimental
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSun Jun 07 2020
HikingNo shade

Very little shade except by the lake, best to hike in comfortable weather. We ended up with an 11 mile hike after taking another trail at the top of the lake, but overall, good uphill hiking experience.

AllTrails Bill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 06 2020
Hiking

Great hike. Trails are a bit broken up in some areas but not too big a deal. Saw a bald eagle. Spectacular

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Ranjan Parthasarathy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Jun 05 2020
Hiking

Lovely hike to the lake. Good climb about 1200ft to get to the lake. 6 mile round trip

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Mitch J
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Jun 02 2020
Mountain biking

spicy out there. cows in the trail too. i don’t recommend spanking them...like at all. yeeeee!

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Mitch J
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri May 29 2020
Mountain biking

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Celia Wong
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat May 23 2020
Hiking

Tranquil hike with very light traffic. Saw cows along the way and 1 rattle snake! My dog was struggling due to the heat in May. Bring plenty of water for yourself and the pup!

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Tess Pinard
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri May 22 2020
Hiking

Almost didn’t go because the parking lot was so full, but most people were there for the paved little loop. Once I got on the actual trail there were very few people. There are lots of cows, which was a little bit of a challenge for my dogs :), but overall, it’s a nice little hike!

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AllTrails Bill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon May 18 2020
Hiking

Did not make the whole loop. The trail was blocked by a herd of cattle. Back tracked and went a different route. Saw a family of boar on the detour though so it was worth the shorter hike

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Michael L.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon May 18 2020
Hiking

Nice Hike /Walk. Even for a Sunday it was very quiet once you got a mile or two away from the parking lot...

Aidan Tacklind
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFri May 15 2020
Mountain bikingRocky
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Bert E
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSun May 10 2020
HikingNo shade
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AllTrails Bill
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 09 2020
Hiking

Not sure this is the right trail as I did almost 11 miles but it was something like this one

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Angelica Michel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri May 08 2020
HikingBugsNo shadeOver grownRocky
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Nigel Johnson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarThu Apr 30 2020
Hiking

Beautiful warm even hot day with a breeze. Not too many walkers.

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Morgan Cisneros
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarThu Apr 30 2020
Mountain bikingBlowdownBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky
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