hiking

forest

views

trail running

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

walking

kid friendly

dog friendly

nature trips

horseback riding

camping

backpacking

dogs on leash

river

birding

waterfall

off road driving

fishing

snowshoeing

Stanislaus National Forest is a United States national forest which manages 898,099 acres of land in four counties in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. It was established on February 22, 1897, making it one of the country's oldest national forests. It was named after the Stanislaus River.

hiking
7 days ago

First time visiting and it was great! Path to get down and close to the water was a little tricky at first but once you're down there by the water, it is such a great sight. And the breeze sends some of the spray from the waterfall your way which feels great after a hot hike. Definitely can't wait to go back once it's hotter.

Loved the trip down to the bridge and the view is definitely worth the trek. It is fairly well used trail. Nite, there are some wooden steps that have not worn too well towards the start of the trail. Definitely doing this one again!

Nite: April 2017, water level was high and was flowing pretty good.

Stunning scenery, cool old railroad tracks...very pup-friendly trail!!

hiking
16 days ago

Short, but pleasant.

18 days ago

bring hiking boots. watch for poison oak. easy hike. beautiful falls. great place to have lunch.

The end is a beautiful natural bridge, lots of wild flowers, and poison oak .in the summer the water is probably refreshing but now it's in the 50's. hopefully hikers can keep the trail clean, there is some hikers who don't pick up their own trash.

Nice trail around the lake , lots of ups and downs, the views are great. Bathroom halfway but closed for the season. Sure felt longer that 3.7 more like 5 to me.

Started out at 10:00 am this morning and hiked to mile marker 6/1. We crossed a couple of streams along the way and saw many wildflowers in bloom. On our last mile back we did come across a 4ft rattlesnake on the trail. He was not aggressive nor did he "rattle" but do be aware they are around.

The trail was moderate and a bit steep on your way back. The walk was nice and there was lots of shade as you're walking through. Couple of benches for you to take breaks on too. It's doesn't take too long to get to the bottom. The water is refreshing and its fun getting inside the cave :) great place to take some nice photos. Be careful of rattlesnakes!

New to hiking and have to say I absolutely love this trail. Great views, wonderful waterfalls, and not a lot of traffic. Will be returning here soon.

Road/trail was collapsed about a mile before the dam. It's closed at that point. Had to turn around so only did about 8 miles.

Fun place to camp out for a night or two. I thought it was a tough hike. Can't wait to see the lake and Creek this year after so much rain and snow.

backpacking
25 days ago

nice trail trail. Quickest way into the Emigrant Wilderness. Bear lake is a nice little lake with decent fishing. Popular camp sites , so it gets crowded at times.