hiking

views

forest

dog friendly

walking

nature trips

wildlife

birding

wild flowers

trail running

lake

kid friendly

mountain biking

camping

river

snowshoeing

backpacking

dogs on leash

off road driving

waterfall

horseback riding

fishing

no dogs

hiking
17 hours ago

love this trail! there are a few detours due to trail issues, so bringing a GPS and following the alltrails map is a good idea, but you will end up at spaulding lake one way or another :). The water was not flowing too high so that was not an issue but in spring that could be a problem. beautiful lush forested area. dogs had a blast. had a nice afternoon thundershower to cool things down. There is a bit of up and down on this trail so be prepared for a moderate workout.

A good chunk of the elevation is done in the first mile or so. The views after that are breathtaking. The lake was fairly warm (end of August) and great to swim in. Highly recommended!

backpacking
1 day ago

Once you reached the first major elevation change there was some snow but nothing to worry about. However the run off from the snow made some of the trail hard to find. Some of the trail was literally a creek you had to walk thru. The views are beautiful. Tough hike for anybody. If you go all the way down to warren lake it's really rocky (loose) and steep and narrow in some parts. There are camping sights around the bottom. We were to tired to venture farther for a better campsite and it started to rain on us so we chose camp right where the trail let out. Bushes completely cover the view of the lake but there are paths you can walk on to get to the water. There are mosquitos but it wasn't horrible. We had insect repellant that comes in a yellow spray can that is specifically mosquitos and I didn't get bit at all. (They usually love me) We also took our 2 yellow labs and they did just fine.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Incredible hike! The scenery will not disappoint. Easy on the way in, a little steep on the way back. Some areas get pretty narrow and steep so watch your step; one fall in some areas and you're toast. Bring bug spray! There are a lot of pockets of still water at the start of the trail which means lots of mosquitos. I used insect repellent and was getting swarmed still. Patches of poison oak here and there but it's avoidable. Perfect for a day hike. Driving there was a bit hard, very windy roads and a few miles of very rough dirt road. Very worth it though!

Beautiful hike! Insanely clear water. Watch out for poison oak and rattle snakes this season. Ran into both during our hike

Beautiful trail, not too far but enough for a good workout. Great morning trip!

off road driving
2 days ago

Fun easy trail with some very beautiful scenery. Saddleback look out point is a definite must see.

Beautiful, diverse hike. Lots of hikers of all ages out today. Lots of sun, but storm clouds were just around the corner. Gradual incline and decline. I agree that this is moderate (more challenging than easy), but some with knee issues might find it difficult with lots of steeper granite steps.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike. Lots of trail traffic on the day I hiked, but very beautiful scenery and good to be outside.