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Alysha Arnett reviewed Big Bear Lake via Bear Creek Trail
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HikingOver grownScramble

Awesome steep hike. Was pretty intense with a pack and the day heat going up and down. Not many campsites at the lake, more of a day hike destination to me, I prefer more seclusion to backpack. But this was worth the work for the reward. I did drop a camera trying to scramble through the overgrown bush getting around to the back of the lake. It’s just an old point and shoot, but I’d love it back if it’s found. It’s in a black case, and if I’m picturing the right place, I doubt it’s very visible.

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Hiking

Beautiful and well defined trail along the Swift Creek with plenty of water to re-fill along the way. There are two nice campsites right before the bridge. I camped at one last year when I attempted the trail but couldn’t reach the lake due to snow. Hiked this trail a 2nd time last weekend and camped near Granite Lake. Nice lake to swim in and a fun rock to jump off of. The only downside is that there are not many lake front campsites and by the time we got to the lake most available campsites were already taken. Overall, great trail with lots of wildflowers along the way. There is an additional trail you can take once you get to the lake that leads you up the ridge for a beautiful view of the lake and Alps. Recommend it if you’re looking for the extra miles!

Randy Boggs reviewed Boulder Lakes
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Hiking

I hiked to Little Boulder Lake on a Friday at noon, a lot of steady incline on the way there but I did not find it heavily trafficked and passed only one couple. The lake had some campers but was otherwise quiet. Very clear water and saw some decent sized trout near the shore. The 11 mile drive to the trailhead can be pretty bouncy with a few large potholes, even in an SUV. Some folks driving it are kinda crazy- it’s a tight road with a lot of blind curves and should be driven as such, but some drive it like they don’t expect anyone else on it.

pablo Hernández reviewed Tri-Forest Peak-Deer Creek Loop Trail
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empeso mi aventura en stuar trial hasta el esmeralda lake,ai dormí al siguiente día subí hasta el caribúo lake lo cruse y llegué hasta el flat tap y continué por el tri forest peak y dormí en media montaña del tri forest peak solo sin ninguna alma alguna ala redonda,del esmeralda hasta el forest peak me hise 25 millas un top recors para mi y por cierto con una backpac de 45 libras,no te lo recomiendo si no tienes resistencia alas astas montañas

Fernando Alcantar reviewed Granite Lake via Swift Creek Trail
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Hiking

Didn’t see another person. Great hike!

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Fernando Alcantar reviewed Granite Lake via Swift Creek Trail
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Mike Heck reviewed Alpine Lake Trail
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Hiking

fantastic hike. probably shouldn't have day hiked it

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Ryan H reviewed Canyon Creek Lakes Trail
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HikingBugs

Was once a great trail. But has become a zoo. For over a mile down the road from the trail cars are parked! Go back to the sierras!!!!!!! Also probably the highest rattle snake population in the trinity alps just FYI

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HikingBugsGreat!Over grown

We did this in 4 days 3 nights. Camped at the trail head and got a late start. The trail is mostly shaded and offers numerous opportunities to pump water. Lots of flies and mosquitos. No poison oak. Didn’t encounter ticks, either. Many people camped at the various spots but still felt spaced out. Really hot! Swimming was nice.

Margie Vaughn reviewed Stoddard Lake
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Hiking

We had an amazing day. Signs are definitely incorrectly marked as several have mentioned. It was 5 miles to the lake not 3.5. The views were absolutely gorgeous once there. We only saw a few other hikers & the trail was pretty easy. Only downfall, 2 rattlesnakes at different points of the journey. One quite large & not a fan of us on his path. Road up is very rocky & definitely recommend a 4 wheel drive truck.

Sherrie Young reviewed Alpine Lake Trail
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BugsOver grownScramble
Sherrie Young reviewed Canyon Creek Lakes Trail
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Bugs

very busy trail. lots of mosquito's and does not have a lot of shade. but still very beautiful

Sherrie Young reviewed China Gulch Trail to Grizzly Lake
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the first part of the trail is sun exposed so start early. the water falls and lake are a must see. my second time doing this the first time I had my dog and stopped at the waterfall.

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Backpacking

Wonderful trip, spent two nights up near the lakes. Pulled good size fish out of the creek and lake. Definitely mosquitos in spots. Will certainly do this one again.

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BackpackingOver grown

After passing Morris meadows the trail is overgrown up to emerald lake but manageable. Otherwise this is a gorgeous trip throughout. I wish I had not hiked during peak heat hours though, it gets hot!Went at end of July.

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Hiking

Awesome in and out backpacking trip. Switchbacks between the two lakes were a bit more than we expected with our heavy packs so just review the contours and know what it is. Don’t let it deter you from going, the beautiful views and swimming are well worth it.

Lars Ewing reviewed Long Gulch Lake Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful hike and lake! My four boys and I actually did the loop (Trail Gulch trailhead to Long Gulch trailhead). The only reason I didn’t give it four stars is the herd of cows, about 30 of them one with a bell all night long, that were in the area the two days and two nights we stayed there. That included all of them strolling through our campsite at 9pm but we did get to laugh at all the eyes staring at us in the darkness so it created good memories! Their pie were everywhere including by the creek where we get water....thank goodness for the water filter but it all took away from the “wilderness area” draw that is the Trinity Alps. Ranchers have the right to be there so it is what it is just our bad luck on their free range timing with our backpack timing.

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Hiking

Beautiful! Wild flowers, meadows, mostly shaded, waterfalls and multiple camping sites along the way. All trails says it’s 9.7 miles and an elevation gain of 2,057 ft. I recorded the hike up and the all trails app had me at around 6 miles and an elevation gain of about 3,500. It was a challenge but not a “hard” trail. I am not in the greatest physical shape right now and had a pack just around 30lb. Took our time, had a few breaks and took around 5 hours but the app says we hiked it in 4 (pauses for stops). Bugs didn’t bother us much but definitely needed repellent/long sleeves/pants. I’m covered in bites today from the drying off time after the swim in the lake. You walk through a lot of rocky areas mixed in with areas with lots of flowers and shrubs so another good reason to have pants vs shorts. Awesome and I’d love to go again! Oh and there is a split in the hike that people have kindly marked to stay left, thanks to those who did that!

Heather Murphy reviewed Tapie, Found and Lost Lakes Trail
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

There isn’t a true trail to these lakes, rather a scramble from Boulder or around Tapie Peak. Spectacular views of Mt Shasta, Billy’s peak, and Sugar Pine Butte. The lakes are very small, only those who appreciate the calm and peace of the wild will appreciate these ones. If you prefer crowds of people, stay at Boulder.

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Hiking

Fantastic hike. Mostly shaded, dirt path and loose gravel. Beautiful scenes that exhibit calm meadows and fantasy-like greens. Make sure to bring bug spray for the mosquitos at Granite Lake, especially if camping out there at night. Sunrise is beautiful on the lake.

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