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Princess Sarnillo
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HikingOff trailRocky

Oh man. This trail was difficult to find. We tried to follow the river but got caught up by following the rock pillars. It felt like we were semi-rock climbing. We stopped at the first waterfall, which was about 1.6 miles (my daughter, who is 7, hiked with us & the 80 degree weather slowed and tired her down).. However, my friends kept going to see the main waterfall & they said it was about another 1.5 miles up. According to them, the last stretch was difficult but worth it! We will come back, when the weather is nice and cool! Overall, it was beautiful!

Suzanne B.
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Backpacking

My friend and I backpacked in for a few nights. The mosquitos weren’t too bad although we did use ample spray. The trail was easy to follow. The weather was great and warm for camping. But we did log it at 11 miles round trip instead of 9 as it says (as did others we talked to). It was a beautiful place to camp, relax, hammock, and fish for a few days. I’d highly recommend it.

Joli Syboune
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Hiking

07/12/20 Went at 0800 hours. The trail entrance was close to vehicle entering, but you can still walk into the trail. The hike down to the lake was simple. The Trail is well maintained. I walked along the shoreline when I reached the lake. The lake was nice, but hot hot hot. Hiking back up the hill wasnt too bad. The trail is not that steep. The trail is wide enough to walk side by side with someone.

Bob Pennal
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Hiking

Nice day hike to Upper Twin Lake. Not a lot of day hikers. Almost all campsites at UT taken. Well maintained trail with a lot of forest and open area.

Bryan Syverson
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HikingBugsOff trailRockyScramble

Nice hike. Easily lose the trail, watch for cairns. Got busy this Saturday later in the day so get an early start. Stream beautiful. Wildflowers. Dog friendly. Could find the last 1/2 mile to the falls (but didn’t try particularly hard.)

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Nicole Roland
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Great trail but definitely rocky most of the way. The distance to the falls at the end is much longer than stated on here. It’s also easy to get off trail, but as other reviews state, you can just follow the water. There are cairns around but they seem to mark various paths up. Definitely recommend this hike but bring the proper gear and be prepared for a longer hike.

Jackie Jurek
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HikingBugs

The lake was beautiful and a great end to a short hike. Although short it was quite hot and very uphill so be aware. The views are beautiful the whole way but there way a TON of flys very weird . And mosquitos in the later afternoon. Be warned the way all trails took me to get to the trail had had a detour sign bc a bridge was blown out and I had to do a 45min detour down a super turney single car road that had two way traffic and it was terrifying I almost got hit head on multiple times ... also the road at the end by the trail head is not paved and should be use by 4wd lots of pot holes . Parking was great tho. No bathrooms at trail head be warned

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Derrick Peckham
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Only made it about halfway before my wife and sons allergies acted up and we had to go back. The first half mile is an OHV trail. That got a bit dusty as quads and trucks drove by on the way to the campground. Once off that trail onto the foot path it was great. Make sure you have bug spray/lotion. The mosquitos were enthusiastic. Pretty much everywhere.

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Maya Sanchez
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BugsOff trailRocky

overall this was a nice hike, didn't see really many people out there so that was nice. definitely download the map because it's very easy to get off the trail. If you do get lost just follow hike along the water. You'll see some small rocks stacked along the trail which helped a lot so that let's you know which way to go. There is some steep rock climbing if you want to go all the way to the end. The waterfall at the end is beautiful. Bug spray is a MUST, we still got bit a little but keep some with you along the way to reapply through out the trail. Towards the end you have to go through some trees which very easy to go off the trail and get lost because it splits in two directions, stick to the left. you'll see the stack of rocks too. Not too much past that youll get to the waterfall.

Nicole Mapleton
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Hiking

Bri Hoefer, yes, you need a permit to backpack on this trail. You can get a permit at recreation.gov inyo national forest

jeff akins
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Hiking

I took my 7 year old son up for two nights the last weekend in June. You definitely need a high clearance vehicle. The rangers left a map for us with the permit that got us there pretty easily. The mosquitos were really bad the first day when the high was in the high 70s but with spray and nets we did fine. Wind and colder weather moved in the second day, highs in 60s then 50s, which mostly took care of the mosquito problem. The lowest it got was just above freezing. We stayed at Mystery lake at a nice spot on the south side. Did day hikes to Swede and South. Caught some small Brookies in South but none in Swede or Mystery. Some people we talked to said they had the best luck fishing at First Dinkey but the mosquitoes were the worst over there. There’s a neat creek to explore on the southeast side of South lake which is also the area we had the best luck fishing.

Chris Toth
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Rock climbingBugsOff trailRockyScramble

very rocky. not your traditional trail but good if you don't mind climbing over more than a few granite outcroppings. also trail can be deceiving at times. follow the cairns if you can, but mainly you are following big creek all the way. was pretty buggy, jul 6th.

Aida Carrillo
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Hiking

Great trail, had a great time.

M M
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Hiking

Everything you want from a day hike. Well-maintained trail, beautiful views, alternating shade and sun, several water sources for the dogs along the way. A few very easy, solid stream crossings (I'm sure this is different during spring thaw). A few mosquitos by the streams. Seems perfect for trail running.

Samantha Gillis
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRocky

This trail should be listed as hard. I bottomed our multiple times in my Jeep Wrangler with 35 inch tires. Definitely a tough trail. The lake was beautiful.

Molly Powers
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BackpackingBugsGreat!

Absolutely stunning trail! Good trail if you're new to the elevation, it's a nice steady incline to the lake. We brought our packs and camped next to the lake. Unfortunately we were bombarded by mosquitos at night and on the hike out the next day. Would recommend bug spray or a head bug net. Other than that, the lake wasn't too cold for a swim and not too many people were camped on the lake.

Jason Stevens
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRockyWashed out
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