hiking

views

lake

forest

birding

nature trips

walking

wild flowers

dog friendly

dogs on leash

trail running

wildlife

kid friendly

off road driving

camping

fishing

river

backpacking

waterfall

mountain biking

horseback riding

scenic driving

As the two star rating says, “Meh” and that’s about it.

backpacking
3 days ago

I've read multiple reviews that mention the bridge being out on 9S10 from Rock Creek Road. However, You can go in from the Tamarack Snow Park off of Hwy. 168 (Tollhouse) and follow Rock Creek Rd. from the west side of the Tamarack Ridge. It takes almost an hour to get to the trailhead from the Snow Park and the road is VERY rough (I wouldn't take a passenger car), but that is way better than adding six miles to your trip by hiking in from the damaged bridge.

Now about the Dinkey Lakes Trail. I really enjoyed the hike. Go clockwise for a much easier go of things. Beautiful scenery. No mosquitoes in the end of September 2017 because of snow the week prior.
Other reviewers are correct about the trail. It is really easy to get lost between First Dinkey Lake and South Lake. There are little rabbit trails running all over the place and before you know it, you'll be heading off to Second Dinkey Lake and Rock Lake instead of the Dinkey Loop. My best advice is to hug the north and east shorelines of First Dinkey Lake until you pick up the more prominent trail. Other than that, the entire loop is awesome!

off road driving
4 days ago

Incredible trail. Very long. Challenging. Scenic beautiful camping spots.

Don’t bring your dog on this hike!!! Foxtails everywhere! I had to carry my dog the entire time. Also, the trail is very narrow and there was trees that covered the trail in case you lose it.

hiking
5 days ago

off road driving
6 days ago

The end of this hike is absolutely beautiful! It is 4 miles if you start right at the turn off from the 168 hwy but if you drive up to where the actual trail head starts it’s about 2 miles round trip. Super easy hike and a must do for all levels!!

hiking
9 days ago

I did this as a day hike while staying at Mono Hot Springs in the beginning of October. The views were incredible and the lake is peacefully tucked underneath a stunning peak. The first 70% is very easy and the last 30% was a good challenge. I made it to the top in a little under two hours moving fairly quickly and about an hour and a half on the way down.

Plenty of water along the water for you to filter. The water in the lake is of course freezing but definitely worth a dip on a warm day.

Please remember to leave a little extra room in your bag to pick up trash people left behind. I was shocked to find garbage sitting along the lake.

My dog absolutely loved the trail!

Excellent trail for family, the walk is short but full of scenic views and once you reach the water falls it’s breathtaking. It is busy on the weekends. Worth a trip though!

hiking
11 days ago

off road driving
11 days ago

Great fun area to explore in the 4x4 or when hiking. Cool water area with a old dam and pond. Definitely worth checking out.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Was closed but many people where still on the trail. It was a great hike!