trail running


wild flowers

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

dogs on leash



horseback riding



off road driving




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.

Hiked with my dog today, it's an amazing trail with a great amount of shade and often enough access to the lake that the pup can drink. Will definitely hike it again soon!

By far the best hidden secret near Yosemite! Stayed at Hodgdon Meadows Campground this past week and this trail is literally minutes away from the campground. Parked at the trailhead off of Evergreen Road. The hike if fairly easy, my kids (ages 16 and 10) including my 65 year old Dad did this trail. The swimming hole was such a reward at the end of the trail along with the waterfalls. Swam for a while and took it all in! Will definitely be adding this trail to my to do's every time I go to Yosemite now!

2 days ago

5 days ago

A very beautiful hike. Did this in 103 degrees weather. Incredible views and the water was spectacular! Did the hike starting at 12pm and arrived back at 8:30pm. Would recommend a nights stay if you really want to enjoy the whole experience. But it was well worth it. Just make sure you are ready for the heat (if hot out) and bring a filter if you want to drink the cold stream water. The last mile is boggy so wear WATERPROOF SHOES. And btw this is more of a hard hike than moderate. Although the terrain levels out at the latter portion, you do get very tired.

Great Trail! We do the pine crest loop trail every summer and it's an excellent hike. The dam side of the hike is a little more moderate with steeper inclines and more elevation change.

The most beautidul hike I have been on so far! Lots of scenery. I went during the week in September in 2014 and there was little to no one there.

Uphill hike but where we ended up hardly had any campsites. Very hard to get to the water because of all the rocks.

ballade sympathique en famille, tranquille, au bord d'un lac superbe, la partie de plaisir débute quelques centaines de mètres avant la cascade, le trail se transforme en ascension acrobatique, pas très compliquée, accessible aux enfants. Le détour en vaut la peine, la cascade est magnifique, et il est possible d'y tremper les pieds, voir plus si on est courageux.

11 days ago

11 days ago

11 days ago

Possibly one of my favorite hikes in the area. Fairly moderate until the final stretch when its mostly a steep vertical climb to the top... but the views are absolutly worth the trek.

Harder than easy

Not good for dogs. Too steep toward the bath.

Family members and I usually come here to Pinecrest Lake for occasions but haven't hiked the trails before. Definitely an adventure and amazing sights of the whole lake and surroundings from above the mountain rocks! First actual hike that left my thighs sore the next day haha, going to do this hike again with my wife next time!

Great family lake with easy loop trail, dog friendly. Best to go early.