Explore the most popular trail running trails in Millerton Lake State Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

My first hike this year. Easy to get to. Easy to follow. I’m out of shape but I was still able to complete it. Beautiful views at the top. Always worth it. :)

Great 8 mile loop.

Had a great time on this trail. I imagine it would be very hot in the summer, but today it was just beautiful, with my niece and 2 dogs. It was easy for me , for being my first hike after double knee replacement. I would do it again.

Great little hike and views. Lots of traffic. Good to see people out and using it.

I hiked Buzzard's Roost last fall. It was an easy and beautiful hike. I am in my sixties, and friends with me were in their seventies. It was not a difficult hike for any of us. The terrain was fun and colorful. I admit we kept saying, "Are we getting closer?" many many times. I think we were just anxious to get to the top. The walk back seemed much shorter. I loved the view of the valley below. This is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. I had so much fun. We actually ran into our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson on the trail. This was a total surprise, because we had not discussed going on the hike. I plan to hie again in the Spring. I want to experience it in different seasons.
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hiking
1 month ago

Great spot!

Good trail. Nice views.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this hike! It's pretty mellow for beginners and it's a solid, clear path. Today we hiked all of the way to the marina. I would recommend this hike to everyone!

Great trail.. some spots where you need to walk your bike over rocks. Perfect for starters!!!

Cool trail. Views of the lake the entire time. Definitely don't do in the summer and if you can try to be up there with the sunrise. Really Cool.

We went during the week when hardly anyone was there and it was great. The weather was nice, and the air was clear. I brought some sandwiches and juice to have a picnic on the rocks near the end of the trail close to the marina. The crows were a little intimidating but otherwise fine. I would recommend this trail for anyone looking for a super easy hike!

trail running
2 months ago

Did the SJRT50K ultramarathon hosted by Fleet Feet Sports out of Fresno. We started at Finegold campground and did a 16 miles out and back. There was also a 100k going on too for those brave souls. The 50k had over 5,000ft of gain with spectacular views of the Millerton Lake crossing 2 bridges. Will definately do this race next year.

Hiked it yesterday and was surprised to still see so many tarantulas out. Also lots of free range cattle out and about. They mostly ran when they heard us. The trial itself was moderate and took us about 2.5 hours after passing the bridge.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked this trail on Thanksgiving day, 2017. The trail was well maintained and easy to follow for the most part. It is very steep in the beginning and at the end of the trail.

The waterfall was dried up when I went, I'm going to come back during the spring to hopefully see that in action.

I'd estimate my time up at about 45 minutes and about 20 minutes on the way down.

hiking
3 months ago

Great morning hike and close to Fresno/Clovis.

This was a fun and pretty easy trail. I didn’t care for the $10 parking fee but if it helps to keep the trails in this good is condition it was worth it. We took sandwiches and picnicked on the shoreline rocks. We got to see the promised local wildlife. We saw a bobcat as we first began the trail and several very interesting and noisy large birds, but, the animals we saw the most of were tarantulas. They were fine and easy to go around but my daughter will never go on this trail again.

Beautiful views and a lot of unique spots to stop and have a picnic.

Great trail for horse/mule. Just rode 13 Nov 2017 and cleared fallen trees on trail. Open and ready to ride.

The hike was awesome!! Would definitely do this hike again! There were fat oh tarantulas!!! It says dog are okay on leash, but only by the little park area only. Got lost for a bit too. Lol!!! A lesson we’ll learned!!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail close to Fresno were you can bring your dogs. The wildflowers are nice in the spring.

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