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lake

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backpacking

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horseback riding

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hiking
11 hours ago

backpacking
1 day ago

Hiked in from the closed bridge. There was still a lot of snow mounds and the creeks and waterfalls were cool.
I'd give it 5 stars except there were so many people and 4 wheelers.

After the rain the trail is muddy, has many fallen trees, and cow manure is everywhere.

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is really nice. Right along the creek the whole way. We will be back again to do this one. Ideal family trail for all ages. Saw no Poison Oak around at all. Great views of creek pools and lots of granite. Head into China Peak and drive past the employee housing (mobile homes) keep driving to the back of parking lot. Trail head was not marked but you can see the trail if you look around, literally in the very back of the parking area.

off road driving
2 days ago

Fun trail that is just challenging enough for my 98 Wrangler TJ with a 3" lift on 33's no lockers or winch. Made it to Red Lake, despise the "aggressive bear sighting" and past the Coyote Lake gate which is very rocky with minimal damage. Ended up turning around after a bit because it was time to head home. Big rock option on the way to Red Lake was fun and a good place for pictures.

hiking
2 days ago

backpacking
4 days ago

The trail to Cliff Lake is well marked with either stacked rocks or intentionally scarred tress which are marked about five or six feet above ground level. None of the tracks that I have seen online indicate a portion of the trail traversing through switchbacks, but you will go through a short section of them as you get closer to the lake. Just prior to the switchbacks you will begin to wonder if you should continue to follow the stream, or follow the defined trail. Follow the trail so you don't have to bushwhack. The last mile and a half of the trail will definitely test your resolve!

Fishing in the lake was productive with the proper tackle. Mosquitoes were an issue, so I treated my clothes with Permethrin prior to the trip. Between that, bug spray, and a bug net, we were fine. Absolutely beautiful lake and campsites. I do wish the mosquitoes weren't so bad on the western end in the grassy meadow.

hiking
4 days ago

4 days ago

Beautiful views

We tried to start at the trail head off of Cedar Valley Dr & the trail head was closed.

We tried to start at the trail head off of Cedar Valley Dr & the trail head was closed.

Visited this trail a couple of week ago. Nice little trail that winds up to a pretty cool overview of Bass Lake. Little smokey from the fires near Yosemite when I went, but good little trail nonetheless.

Great trail.

backpacking
7 days ago

Great place for overnight backpacking trip!