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hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Fun short hike through a dark cave. VERY IMPORTANT: BRING A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP WITH BATTERIES FULLY CHARGED. It is completely dark in the the cave. There are markers and plaques with info through out the cave. The temperature can be 15F to 20F lower than the outside temperature in the parking lot so you might want a jacket. Highly recommend this hike if your interested in volcanic geology or caves. We loved it.

A totally rad place.

Lovely paved nature walk along the lake. Well shaded and lake front aplenty. Our dogs loved it.

hiking
21 days ago

Awesome. A hidden gem!

Bring a flashlight! Its pitch black and completely fascinating. The ground is pretty uneven, but its spacious enough for a claustrophobic. I didn't even have to duck my head. Worth the stop!

hiking
26 days ago

Worth stopping to do when you are here! Doesn't take long and where else can you walk thru lava tubes!?!

The lake is in private property so you can't get to it.

Beautiful area. I appeared to be the only hiker out in the wilderness. Lots of dead and down across the trail. hopped over most, but had to crawl or navigate around others.

hiking
1 month ago

Very short hike takes you through fairly large lava tubes - only took us 10-20 minutes but very cool experience!

I've seen the same Bald Eagle in the same spot two years in a row. This is a nice ride along the lake.

I couldn't find an official trail head or any sort of trail marker for this trail. The route shown on the map leads you down Philbrook Road which becomes private property with accompanying signage. This listing was a dead end.

Great trail! Will definitely bring the family back for some hiking and swimming later in the summer as the water is ice cold right now. Some other reviewers wrote that the trail wasn't passable due to downed trees. It is important to ensure you are on the right trail. The trailhead is actually across the highway from the parking area, next to the bridge. It is marked, but you can't easily see the sign from the parking area. If you take the trail next to the blank wooden sign in the parking area, it is indeed impassable with downed trees. Happy hiking!

This is a nice trail! Although it is longer than the 4.9 miles that is said above.

This trail can go to crescent mills if you want to extend your run. I went 3 miles there and 3 back. It was an easy paved road with some rolling hills and great views.

Thia is a trail great for a weekend hike also a great hike for beginners, nice view of Walker lake or Mountain Meadows Reservoir, (whatever you wish to call it) by Westwood