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.

Easy trail for my 7 year old and I

mountain biking
29 days ago

great for mountain biking

Not a bad trail. Was too easy and left us wanting more. The sad thing was there was no other trails on this side of the lake.

I hiked this yesterday with my dog. This was our first official hike. I clocked it at 9.2 miles from the parking lot. There isn’t water at the end. The Pa’san trail loops back around into the wuh-ki’o trail. It would have been much easier to start with the wuh-ki’o trail because the Pa’san is all up hill. For a beginner like myself, a quarter of the way in you feel like you’ve hiked 6 miles. Spent all our energy and resources climbing the mountain just to find out the hike back was super easy. There is a beautiful peak at what feels like the top of the mountain. Good hike though! This one is checked off the list.

Walked this trail many times now, with and without a dog. Beautiful views of the river and wildflowers in spring. Beware of poison oak just off the trail in a few places before the bridge.

Had a great time hiking this trail. Late Fall, lots of tarantulas...

mountain biking
3 months ago

Fast and thrilling going down (just be aware of other hikers/bikers) definitely a challenge riding up and some bumpy terrain. Came across 3 downed trees. Rode on a hardtail. Take plenty of water! Filled my 2L camelpak and almost finished it and i went in the early AM hours

amazing view ☺️ excellent workout

4 months ago

Cant wait for cooler weather to do this one again. Got a lil freaked out by the rattlesnake sighting. but the views are wonderful!

4 months ago

very pretty in spring..Good hike...

Love this trail

5 months ago

This was a very easy hike, and had great views of the lake the entire way. I only ran into one other person the whole trail, and he was just fishing off the side of some rocks. Get here early during the summer, as there isn’t much shade and it gets very hot!
The trail is also very well kept. Most of the trail you can walk two people side by side.

Great, exerting hike....

Excellent experience and beautiful scenery.

Entrance fee into Millerton Lake was $12 for Memorial Day. Nice view of the lake. It was very steep the whole time up. A lot of bushes and brush getting stuck in our socks and clothes. We did not complete the trail but still got a decent lookout view. There is no shade, we went at 9 am and it was very hot already.
We also took an 8 and 6 year old. They fell a few times on the steep parts. I do not recommend for kids.

This is a nice trail with beautiful chaparral landscape, with lots of oaks, rocks and wildflowers. It is a good steady climb to the top, but it’s good for beginners. The walk back to the parking lot at the end feels steeper than you remember on the descent down, so just keep that in mind as you go. It’s very sun exposed on the ascent (if you go counterclockwise), so I’d go on a cool day and would probably avoid peak summer if you are sensitive to the Central California heat. I personally can’t wait to go back during tarantula season!

I was looking for a hike that was dog friendly and this hike was NOT it. About 2 miles into the hike we noticed that the trail was covered with foxtails and another corkscrew looking. Super brutal on my poor little pup. Main reason for my 3 star rating.

We started the hike early and I suggest everyone do the same. There is little shade once you reach the backside of the trail and it was got hot quick. We took another hikers suggestion and took the trail counterclockwise. Some great views. Challenging steep consistent incline for first 3 miles. This is a great hike if you are looking for a workout. I am happy that we completed this hike but don't think I will take up the challenge again.

It was a great hike. A couple of steep parts, which was my favorite. It’s great for trail running. I was eaten a bit by the bugs, but the views are gorgeous and worth it!

mountain biking
7 months ago

Warning: NOT for mountain biking. Hiking, yes. Mountain biking, no!

7 months ago

This is a great hike. I’ve done it several times training for a longer upcoming hike and it makes for a good workout. Once you get away from the river you really don’t see many other people either so it seems nice and remote even though you aren’t far from civilization. Beautiful views of the river gorge.

Couldn’t enter the park since the gate to pay was broken. Was told we could pay at the Friant Park and then call the marina after they opened 2 hours later to let them know we had paid but they may not honor it. Why would we pay and sit and wait with the chance that we wouldn’t be able to get in. Very disappointed since we were really looking forward to this hike.

trail running
7 months ago

It’s got damn hard but I love it. The view is amazing and the trail conditions are good to great. I’m not too sure about the fences but they keep the cows contained. You have to go to the peak! That’s all
I’m gonna say. Enjoy

Pretty great trail. App is wrong in distance more like 20 miles if you do the trail the app has.

7 months ago

Did this hike 4/15/18. Absolutely stunning. Great views and lots of spring flowers right now. Take the loop counter clockwise. Can't wait to go back!

perfect timing for this hike because of wild flowers

Wonderful and easy enough for our kids

8 months ago

Great running trail along the lake

Steep climb at first but one you reach the top it is well worth it.

Perfect time of year to do this hike as the wild flowers are popping out everywhere.

This is a good, short hike that offer some challenge because it is mostly uphill. It was somewhat overgrown in areas, so I would wear pants or long socks if that sort of thing bothers you. The view is pretty great! I enjoyed it. Very green and pretty right now in April. For your next challenge try pin cushion Peak.

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