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Great trail.

backpacking
9 hours 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
19 hours 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.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

pretty nice very easy for pets

Very nice area to hike, would rate this trail 5 stars but today the black flies were so bad we turned back early. If you haven't experienced these flies before you will be surprised at how agressive and persistent they can be, constantly swarming your head and face. A bug net for the face could be the difference between a ruined hike or one that is enjoyable some times of year. Even with Deep Woods Off, the insects were too persistent and thick. Still fairly smoky out today also. We will try back again in a while.

backpacking
4 days ago

Did this hike over Labor Day weekend 2017. It was a beautifully sunny day with a few moments towards the afternoon of quick thunderstorms. Majority of the hike is fairly easy. The last 1/3 gets steep and rough, but well worth it. I did this hike with my Lab and about a 30lb backpack. Most of the trek is shaded by trees and there is a meadow to your left about 1/3 the way in. Don't miss it... the lake "Devils Bathtub" is the highlight of the journey. Beautiful place to relax, picnic, fish, swim, whatever your fancy. I would definitely recommend this hike.

Great trail! Just completed the trail with Outward Bound California and Wounded Heroes Fund out of Bakersfield. Group of 7 Vets too this trail on and she gave us a run for our money. We ventured up to the top of the tallest Sister and trekked the ridge to the middle Sister. Definitely recommend it to anyone looking a a great hike with BEAUTIFUL scenery!!

off road driving
6 days ago

We ran this short, rocky trail in our stock Polaris RZR in about 2 hours in and out. Several interesting diversion trails and spurs along the way. Although rated Easy, you will want to have a moderately modified vehicle and more than zero rock crawling experience in order to avoid banging the undercarriage on this trail. It can be done if you are careful. The end of the trail will reward you with a breathtaking view, small but hungry fish and definitely a Kodak moment. Plan a half-day and bring lunch for a great ride.

off road driving
6 days ago

Wife and I drove our almost new, stock Polaris RZR into Strawberry Lake after failing to negotiate the large rock fields on the way to Coyote Lake. On the way in I could not resist spinning a donut in Sand Flat. The trail turns from banked sand to rocks shortly after Sand Flat. The rocky sections were easily negotiated without a spotter. Upon arrival Strawberry Lake was pristine and the camping areas were clean also. The trail is rated "Easy" but would have felt more comfortable driving my Jeep.. I will admit that I don't have much rock crawling experience in a RZR and I kissed a trailing arm lightly going out but otherwise no problems. Total time was about 3 hours in and out which includes an hour break for lunch and photos.