Great hike! Did it with my Dad on June 30th. Had lunch on the edge of the meadow which is very beautiful. All I all it was a great day!

muddy
no shade
private property
rocky
3 days ago

the trail was horribly marked. if i didn't have my face in my phone, we would end up off the trail and had to backtrack. it was beautiful and Kidd lake was beautiful and fun for the kids to swim in, but i prefer hiking without staring at my phone the whole time.

hiking
bugs
great!
5 days ago

Great view at the top. Few patches of snow left of the trail. Biggest negative was mosquitos, otherwise a really nice trail.

Great hike! Elevation change was rough but it didn’t hit us until we were done. First part was sunny and steep- loose dirt so made it bit challenging to come back down hill. This hill can be driven in a vehicle- which we actually would have preferred to drive and then hike the upper trails behind the lake. You will share this road with vehicles, mountain bikers, hikers, and joggers. We hiked at 6:00 in the morning and crossed paths with many others on our way down. This is a busy area! The lake on top is beautiful and shady. Tons and tons of mosquitos- left with 15 bites even after using bug repellent.

Little bit of snow that could turn muddy as weather heats up soon. Difficult to track switch back area with snow. Easy to find trail at bottom.

It snowed most of the day when we hiked on Sunday 7 June. Even with snow on part of the route, the trail was easy to navigate. Video of trail. https://youtu.be/zxJeAGmhxaQ

Decent amount of snow about 1/2 mile in but can do it in tennis shoes it was barely 1/2 mile of snow. We hit up Peter Grub Hut first to see if the weather would clear up as it was cloudy but wind was whipping them fast. Gusts at the summit were upwards of 40mph....so we didn’t linger too long. Got some great pics and headed back down. Great hike!

Great trail and fairly steep on the way up.

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

You probably want to be in decent shape for this one. It’s steep and at high elevation so breathing can be difficult if you aren’t used to it. Fun hike in the snow but things can get bad quickly if you are not prepared. As of 5/24/2020 there was snow most of the way to the peak. Once you really start climbing, stay on the dirt trail. The snow is icy and slippery on the steep slope and someone could very easily slide down the entire hill or cause an avalanche. I tried to do the whole loop ending on PCT but once I got across the peaks I lost the trail. Lots of people hiking up with regular shoes. I highly recommend trail shoes or hiking boots, poles, and a map. You shoes will get wet!! The closer you get to the top, the more you are scrambling up rocks and they slide under you on the way down. Also saw some bear tracks in the mud.

Great trail. Lots of snow on the back side of the trail

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

First mile and a half pretty steep uphill climb and it is a road for most of it so easy. Lots of patches of snow for the last 3/4 mile. And snow pretty much all around the lake. But hiked it in running shoes and did have treking poles and the snow was not difficult. It was warm and the snow melting rapidly. It was a great first of the season hike with some altitude.

Quit about 1/2 mile in bc of snow. Need snow shoes, spikes, or skis

Nice trail, not too difficult other than the uphill for the first 2 miles. I went the first week of May so plenty of snow and wet ground to keep the dust down. It’s a dust owl in the summer. Several snow crossings but very easy to find the trail as it’s very wide and easy to navigate. Some great views over Donner Summit in Donner Lake. I will be doing it again soon with friends who like Moderat trails

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