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walking
1 day ago

My mom has mobility challenges, and was able to successfully hike this trail. The view from the top isn’t too great in late summer, as most or all of the snow has melted in particularly hot summer seasons. However, for someone unable to hike the other trails in the area, Frazier Falls provided my mom with an opportunity to take in the sights while also feeling safe and successful along the way. Huge kudos to the folks who designed and built this trail. We will be going back every year!

hiking
1 day ago

The views of Long Lake and its surroundings are absolutely stunning.

Great beautiful trail with a nice variety of terrain, gorgeous views, and plenty of wild flowers. Lost the trail briefly at the highest peak. Could use some tail markers. All Trails app helped us get back on track pretty quickly. We highly recommend this hike!

Perfect day hike. Has amazing views, lots of lakes, and is not too strenuous. Great for dogs, mine was off leash the entire time.

Definitely not a moderate hike. More difficult than that. Half of the loop is basically bouldering up a mountain. Would not recommend to people with children or older folks. Put your dogs in boots as the rocks very very hot and can cause blistering on their paws. Also our GPS says 5.8 miles, not 4.5.

Why no dogs?

Great hike. the wildflowers were incredible and the dogs loved all the lakes. If you bring dogs hike the loop counterclockwise so they are headed downhill on the dry stretch.

GPS said 5.8 miles. Beautiful hike! We did it clockwise and it was a bit rough going down the rocky side. Next time we'll try counter clockwise! So many amazing views!

went out there this morning on 6/22/18. it was a very nice morning as there was a bit of a haze and not too hot. I was the only one there at 9am and it was very peaceful. It is very easy to get to the trailhead but if you're using google maps, it will take you a few feet further before telling you that you have arrived. if you pass the sign that says "big bald rock trail" just u-turn and you will see the gravel entrance where the sign in. as far as going up, the trail is well marked until you start getting to the more rocky areas. there are orange tags on the trees to help guide you back and just remember landmarks to remind you of where to go. other than that, it was easy and quick to get to the top and a beautiful view.

It was such a beautiful hike... perfect weather and beautiful swimming hole at the top of the waterfalls!

this whole area is so beautiful, no shortage of lakes, views, wildflowers, trails, etc. We have hiked from Long lake trailhead up to the Pacific Crest and down to Round lake and Silver lake as well, making about a 9 mile. there is an amazing view of the Sierra Buttes on the PCT walking in southern direction, don't just stop at the first beautiful overlook,, there are so many.

Keep going up to the PCT where you will see amazing view of Sierra Buttes! it's too bad we can't backpack at these lakes but hop on over to Jamison and Wade to set up camp and explore all these lakes.

nice trail with many shaded areas. we take the lower loop in and the upper loop out. platform overlooks the falls. bit of a drive to get there from greater Sacramento area but worth it.

Amazing. I was alone all the hike long. It was easy to follow the hike, and it was shady both upper and lower. It is one of the best waterfalls in USA.

Hiked the lower trail first which kept us in the shade and in the creek at times. There was one tree on the trail we had to work around. Feather Falls itself was great with a nice, but very sunny platform. The lower trail had lots of benches along the way and there are benches near the viewing platform in the shade. We took the upper trail back, which was a little longer, easier to hike, but had much more sun. Also, there was another tree on the trail we had to work around. There's a second unnamed falls along the upper trail that's also nice. The only complaint was that the poison oak and blackberry bushes are starting to reach a little far into the trail.

Overall it was a great hike. Took us 5 hrs with 1 hr spent at the falls (we're also slow hikers).

hiking
17 days ago

Enjoyable hike. Good terrain.

Such a beautiful trail with views and lakes galore! Easy access and a clear trail. Wild flowers and butterflies are in full effect.

My new favorite hike!

walking
20 days ago

Nice quick trail. The falls and the creek are quite nice. Totally worth the half hour.

Fantastic hike showing off some beautiful lakes and scenery. We got a little lost once we got the the mining site and ended up hiking up the mountain and spending some time on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was a good mistake though. If you take the little detour that is at times steep, it's well worth it. It has a beautiful view of the lakes on this trail and some others ones in the distances.

hiking
21 days ago

Once you get past the first up hill climb, it's pretty easy. The lake is very peaceful and if you get above the lake on the ridge it has a beautiful view of the lake and the surrounding area.

Great hike. Beautiful views and awesome lakes. Loved how remote it felt and it wasn’t crowded. Heads up, the road is washed out up the mountain a ways after you cross the Oroville bridge. There’s a dirt road detour that’s easy. We saw a Prius making the trip. Just follow the detour signs.

Great trail! Pay attention to the sigh that says go left/right. Somebody wrote “this sucks” going that direction. Do the sucky side 1st and it’ll be downhill instead of going uphill.

Wonderful flowers all along the trail. Doable with kids (8, 9,12 years old) (6/27)

A hidden gem. Thankful for previous reviewers and tips. We went yesterday and took our time. We went to the upper, longer or trail to the right then went back down to the 3.5ish mile back. Note that the sign for the fork is gone. The hike going back is full of obstacles like a stream taking over the trail, a tree on the path and some parts overgrown, but it was worth it when we came upon the swim hole near the end and the lady bug colony on the bridge. Be wary of footing as some paths on the edge could give in. Don’t miss the butterfly area on the longer trail by the longer bridge. The loop has so many wonderful benches. Take time to sit and ponder. Also notice the sounds of the streams and how they change in every bend. Do bring lots of water and food so taking time won’t be a problem. We almost had the park to ourselves. If John Muir came, this place would be packed. No fee as well. Enjoy! (Some trash here and there so we picked some reachable ones. Help keep the trash out as it seems hardly maintained.)

Gold lake highway is Not Plowed through the Winter. Ever. No snow shoeing on this hike unless you snow mobile in.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quick hike with pretty views. If you’re looking for an easier day then I would do the suggested route backwards. Awesome swimming at the bottom too in the river.

Great hiking today.

This app said 4.5 miles but my gps said 5.8.

Love this trail! Overall fairly challenging. You’ll work up a bit of a sweat during the steep parts before making it to the outlook by the gorgeous waterfall. Be prepared for some extra weight if you have children with you. We brought along a 3 yr. old, which made for a long trek up to the waterfall, but she was a trooper and did surprisingly well! The way back down though, she was pretty wiped and we had to take turns carrying her for more than half of the trail. Would definitely do it again.

Beautiful trail but make sure you’re prepared!

Great hike. Plan well, though. Lots of water or a water filter and snacks. Once you start you'll come to a fork. The lower trail is harder with more changes in elevation and more rocky obstacles where the top trail still has some but not as much. About 3 miles in (we started on the lower trail) you come to a wooden sign that says falls. Follow it, obviously...lol you're about 0.5miles to your destination. At that sign the other trail is the other way out. Towards the end there's a railing. If you look to the right just as the railing turns and takes you to the left there's an unmarked but obvious trail up to the top of the water falls. It's about .25 mile but so worth it!

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