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backpacking
12 hours 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
14 hours ago

18 hours 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
3 days ago

Great place for overnight backpacking trip!

EASY and beautiful! Great little hike if you're on your way to or coming from Yosemite. Beautiful waterfall and some great pools to cool off in or take a swim. Dog friendly. Lots of people. Most stop at the first fall, but keep going and you'll get to the other smaller falls, and the fun pools. Pretty field and wooded areas to walk through also. The river/creek has a handful of nice places to stop and have a snack.

backpacking
3 days ago

The trail itself is beautiful. Lots of diversity in vegetation. Passing upper and lower Twin Lakes is a definite bonus before you get to George. The trail begins with a mild incline before leveling off for a mile or so. It comes to another incline to get up to the top of Potters Pass then going down the other side before leveling off again to get to lower and upper Twin Lakes. Not long after upper Twin do you hit a moderate incline that will continue for near the remainder until you get to George. There were a few different trail options, and we had to take out our map on two occasions. Once you've passed the upper twin lake about .25 mile or less there is a fork in the trail. The one that starts the incline on the right is the one to take, otherwise you'll end up at the backside of Upper Twin instead of George Lake. Lots of great places to set up camp for the night. The wind chill factor was pretty high up there and even at the middle of September we experienced 31 degree temperature overnight. Definitely take layers and plan accordingly! Once the sun rose in the morning it was perfect weather. No mosquito was a hue plus.

Driving up after Kaiser pass rd, is 11 miles on a one way sometimes very narrow road. We parked near the wooden bridge,but found out on the way back there is day parking in the Mono Springs resort area which was closer to the trail head. Trail head was not marked but there were signs along the way. Doris lake was beautiful. There was one other person there on a Sunday afternoon.

Nice short walk around the pond by the River Center. Fun for small children, usually a few birds and rabbits around. So close to Fresno that everyone living here should visit at least once to learn about our coolest local natural resource.

Hiked the trail today. Trashy at the bottom. Better as you ascend. Extremely buggy. Swallowed a few till I learned to breathe through my nose! Take a netted hat covering with you just in case.