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Was a ice & easy trail. Me, my husband, kids, & our dogs had a blast.

Road to get down to the actual trail is not suitable for all vehicles. Had to park up by devils tower look out cause of the road. Other then that absolutely great and fairly easy for all

Beautiful day. Pristine blue skies. Fairly easy hike. Quick 20-ish min to Azalea, and only an extra 10 to Flora. Well worth it. Pay attention to your GPS to bounce off to the right to get to the lakes. Small column of stacked stones where the trail departs the PCT, but no sign. Great time spent outdoors, and an absolutely stunning area to explore. We will be back more than a few times, I suspect.

hiking
1 day ago

One of my favorite hikes. Unbeatable views.

This hike is stunning with all the small lakes scattered about every mile. For backpacking, I agree with Tyler that the second half of the hike is very underwhelming because after Lindsey Lake, you are walking uphill on a road. I would definitely backpack this route again but I would do an out and back from Carr lake to Upper/Lower Rock Lake.

Very difficult finding the trailhead, first because there is no trail named Page Meadow Loop, second because the trail marker is hidden between two trees on the side of the road, third Google maps gave incomplete directions. To get to the loop you have to hike 2 miles up the Tahoe Rim Trail from the north side of Ward Creek Blvd. To find Ward Creek Blvd. turn up Pineland from Hwy 89, take Twin Peaks to Ward Creek Blvd. The elevation gain is steady. There is more than one meadow. We could not find signage indicating the start of the loop, yet there are a number of splits from the TRT, and the All Trails app did not help.

following the Tahoe Rim trail was easy because of the tree markers. But we had trouble orienting ourselves to find the loop option back from Page Meaxows. So we just retraced our steps from Page Meadow.

backpacking
2 days ago

Great hike

2 days ago

Amazing views!

Great hike with amazing views! Going down was a little tough/slippery... bring gloves!

The view at the end is everything.

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing views of river, can be very hot midday and very little shade. The way there is mostly downhill which makes it very arduous coming back. The river is crystal clear and so refreshing and calm to swim in. Encountered 20-30 people in 4 hours.

hiking
3 days ago

I have done castle Peak at least 5 times. I have completely circled it and spent a night at Warren lake. I have also done Andesite and Basin Peaks.This is an amazing area. It is loose and steep up the final ridge. Bring poles. Also you can park closer if you have a high clearance vehicle. We mad a video of our last ascent it can be found on YouTube at Chris and Bobs adventure channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpJF3zCamY0

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked with the kids... some rock scrambling which is just what they wanted! Great hike, well marked, good views.

hiking
3 days ago

Starts to get difficult but the views are beautiful! I did run into a lot of fresh bear poop! Everywhere so I turned back. Definitely hike in groups

This was a fun, family friendly experience.

I've done this hike several times. Unfortunately, the way back up never seems any easier (but what's a hike without a little or a lot of heart pumping and sweat inducing glory?).
It is very steep though, both down and up. I would recommend people with bad knees or ankles to keep braces handy or bring trekking poles. And water, it's not a nature stroll in the city so come prepared.
Due to it's difficulty it's normally a very secluded trail which adds to its loveliness even more.

Easy walk to the top with great views and a loop with historical markers. Good warm up hike.

hiking
4 days ago

Hike down and up was not especially scenic. River spot was awesome. Good swimming and rock jumping. Water is crystal clear. No one was out there when I went.
I did hike down around 4 pm mid September. The bugs were bad. Really really bad. I inhaled/ swallowed a dozen at least. They swarmed my dog and my face constantly even though I’d used bug spray. Felt like the only break I got from em was when I was underwater.
The elevation gain from the bridge back up to the trailhead is less than 2K per my Garmin. Nice for a quick work out.
Oh and when you’re driving out there there’s a right turn before you get to the restrooms that provides awesome views of the canyon. Beautiful sunset spot

Very beautiful, but hard. There are multiple starting points to reach the Sierra Buttes look out but starting from Sardine Lake area you take the Tamarack Lake Trailhead that is on the right before you reach the campground based on the directions from the app and then continue past Upper Tamarack Lake towards the lookout. My friends pedometer clocked us just under 14 miles round trip for this hike. My dog was a champ but the trail is very rocky and she was unable to do the stairs up to the lookout at the end, so hiking with a buddy is helpful so one can go up and enjoy the look out while one stays with the dog - then swap so you both get to enjoy the beauty at the end of the uphill climb. Hike is very hard, but very rewarding! Bring LOTS of water!

Love Glacier Lake and Island Lake. Favorite Is to go from Carr Lake to Island Lake day 1 and then to 5 lakes next day and back home on Sunday. My favorite local backpacking spot.

hiking
5 days ago

Easy trail with great views. Good for jogging up inclines.

5 days ago

Great hike, and the lakes are beautiful. If you make it to the third lake it’s almost 11 miles there and back, but well worth it.

Tinker Knob & Anderson Peak: Donner to Tinker Knob on the PCT is an uncomplicated straight forward 7.5 mile (one way) hike that is mostly over light forest or open ridge with great views. The wind on the ridge was intense on much of our hike but was not a problem on the final, easy scramble to Tinker’s summit. Awesome 360 view from there. Nearby to the SW were Granite Chief, Needle Peak and Lyon Peak. Farther off we could see all the from Pyramid Peak and the Crystal Range south to Sierra Buttes and Mt. Lola north. Leaving Tinker, we returned to the saddle between Anderson Peak then walked over scrub and boulders to Anderson’s high point which is on the east side of the broad summit area. We returned only part way back toward the saddle before dropping down west to rejoin the PCT. Other than more strong winds and a weary climb back up to the ridge east of Mt. Lincoln, the return hike was relatively easy. Our swing up Anderson Peak and a short side trip to Benson Hut, located below the north face of Anderson, pushed our total hike distance to 16 miles with just under 3000’ of gain. This is a very nice uncomplicated hike, and unless you opt for the Anderson Peak add on, it’s all on an easy trail. It is a long hike, though, so be ready for some serious trail time—almost 8 hours for our outing.

Great day hike. Poles would've been a smart idea since it is rocky and slippery in spots. Beautiful views ❤️

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail, wonderful views, but it is not a Loop Trail. There is a small loop at the very top of the trail but that doesn’t make it a loop trail. We got a really good workout on this trail.

Beautiful trail! Take the gondola down :) worth it!

*very nice hike.
*beautiful scenery, and great fun finding all five lakes.
*at the first lake a mama bear and her cub went for a swim.
*plenty of dog water too.

hiking
9 days ago

Hi all, my friends and I are undertaking this hike soon, is hike 10 miles there and back or 10 each way (20 total)? A couple of sites I went to doesn't seem to clarify this and people are confused.

Thanks!

9 days ago

Great hike! Just be prepared for the moderate portion to end at the lower lake. There is no established trail between the lower lake and the upper lake, but there are markers to help guide you along the way. I would also recommend that only those who are very experienced hikers to try the hike up to the upper lake because you will need to climb up rock faces and navigate across and over slabs of granite frequently and negotiate some rough terrain.

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