hiking

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forest

trail running

lake

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walking

kid friendly

wild flowers

dog friendly

nature trips

dogs on leash

camping

river

birding

horseback riding

backpacking

fishing

off road driving

waterfall

snowshoeing

mountain biking

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.

Short hike with fairly steep incline, but once at the top the crater is breathtaking, don't forget there are 2 craters up there, one does not have a barrier so be careful.

Stunning ridge line views. The best section of the PCT I've ever hiked. If you want to know the best day hike on the PCT, this is it!

trail running
5 days ago

Amazing trail. Views from the baths at sunset were spectacular. The bouldering and scrambling made the trail fun and challenging. Only ran into a couple people on the trail. Great option for seclusion in an amazing landscape once you leave the lake shore.

Awesome once you get away from the campground!

hiking
6 days ago

backpacking
7 days ago

south trail has larger and more creek crossings than north trail

hiking
7 days ago

easy at first. moderate as you get closer to the falls. some hills. a little confusing, lots of trails split off to the right and go to the river before the final fall. beautiful and lots of space to hang out.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

KM to relief reservoir is a great destination hike. Can be a day hike for an intermediate hiker. Beautiful waterfalls and canyons make you forget the aggressive ascents. Beautiful lake view campsites. Waters cold and the fishing is good

hiking
15 days ago

I love this hike. The wildflowers were still in full force, nice amount of elevation gain for as short as the hike is. The epic blue of the lake is stunning and changes as the clouds pass over. Can't beat the smell of high Sierra air. Lil piece of heaven.

backpacking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

This hike is NOT kid friendly (at least for our experience, ages 7 and younger) as stated above. Toward the end of the hike, it's very inclined and has a lot of large rocks that you'd have to climb in order to get to the baths. I would recommend going to the right side trail of the lake (not crossing the dam) because it's shorter and isn't as strenuous. I definitely recommend very well gripped hiking shoes for the inclined rock climbing part toward the end of the trail to the baths.