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The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's spectacular 6.3 million acres makes it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, the Forest offers year-round recreation of all types.

7月13日、日曜日に頂上に行きました。滝まで1時間、さらにそこから頂上まで2時冠程度かかりました。何種類もの鉱山植物やお花畑が出迎えてくれます。花の香りを登山口から頂上まで楽しみながら登れる、非常に美しい山です。滝周辺は湿原になっており、天然のイングリッシュガーデンのようです。
大好きな山の一つになりました。
Hajime

Great hike for wild flowers. Very busy even on a Tuesday. Be ready for dogs off leash.

off road driving
23 hours ago

Did the trial in mid July. Very fun course, challenging at times depending on what you’re driving but very scenic. I have a 2016 DCSB Tacoma with 33” bfg’s and a locking rear differential. At some parts it definitely sped up the trail with the diff lock but I think an expert ended person could do it without. 4wd a must, I’d say about 12” of ground clearance is recommended.

So hard. I in no way completed the hike. I did 3 miles in and 3 miles out. Kicked my butt.

hiking
2 days ago

An incredibly beautiful hike! The wildflowers are blooming, waterfall flowing, and snow is gone. The first section of the hike to the waterfalls is very easy! The second section is quite challenging. A lot of elevation gain with steep hills. I recommend hiking poles. There are sections with loose rock and dirt. Well worth it when you get to the top! Give yourself time to acclimate to the high elevation. And btw the bathrooms at the parking are closed!

hiking
4 days ago

I did this trail again today, and didn't pass even one other person! It took me 7 hours up and back, and that was only stopping for a few photos at the lake- no breaks! I was surprised that there is still a little water in the lake, and will post photos. The trail is in decent shape at the moment, no mud or snow, but this is a pretty strenuous hike, I must admit! One that I will likely do annually, but pushes my limits to do more often. There were many deer in the upper elevations, but thankfully no bears today!

on Castle Rock Loop Trail

hiking
4 days ago

Most of trail easy to traverse. Near Castle Rock have to scramble up to get views of Lake Tahoe

We went in early November and the aspen trees were on point! A nice hike for the kiddos too.

It’s for the most part all up I have done this one several times always great but it feels like it never ends

hiking
5 days ago

Fragrant! The wild flowers on the trail are in bloom and smells amazing! Take the hikers only track to the right when facing the sign. It's the trail that would lead directly to the waterfalls. Then, it gets more arduous from there because of the elevation! If you're not worried about the altitude, then by all means...."Charge" the mountain!

trail running
5 days ago

Beautiful views filled with wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

Starts off nice and easy stroll for about 3 miles then you hit the awesome waterfall! After that is all up hill from there. me and my wife are just getting into hiking and it was by far the most challenging hike we have done so far but well worth it for the view of Truckee, Reno, Sparks, Carson City and of course Lake Tahoe. It took us about 5 hours at a decent walking pace. We stopped at the waterfall for about 10 mins and 30 mins at the summit. Lots of flowers along the way, a few creeks to skip across and even ran into a hungry marmot and chipmunks that greeted up at the summit. Weather was about 75 all day and only a little windy towards the summit. Defiantly bring lots of water, hiking shoes and a stick or poles if you have them. Enjoy!

hiking
6 days ago

The hike is extremely difficult to complete in a day, especially if you haven't spent much time at elevation prior to attempting it. There is still some snow on the way up, but it is either soft enough to walk on or avoidable. All trails says it is an 11 miles in total, but we logged 14 miles. After about 2.5 miles, the trail basically disappears and the rest of the way involves quite a bit of scrambling. In total though, the hike is gorgeous and well worth the challenge.

This hike is superb - well worth the beautiful drive from South Lake Tahoe. Mid July wildflowers were off the hook - as were the views. Loved hiking up through an aspen grove at the start, then up and over a ridge with spectacular 360 views. Beautiful creeks, meadows, snow capped mountains peaks, iris fields, waist high lupine, endless awesomeness.

The instructions shown for parking for this hike are odd - just park at the well marked Meiss Trailhead lot. Follow the pct to showers lake. $5 day use - self pay post at the trailhead.

I read a review that said to hike this loop counterclockwise, and it was the best advice! Beautiful hike, definitely hike it counterclockwise. The uphill is easier that direction.

Amazing views and great workout. Some uphills to it but nothing too strenuous. Very happy with this hike and highly recommend. We saw dozens of chipmunks and a lot of wild flowers!

The views are breathtaking (as is the elevation gain). As mentioned before, it's heavily used by mountain bikers.
On the way back, we decided to take the Tahoe Rim Trail to BP (Diamond Peak - 8,540 feet) and then the Incline Flume Trail (it will add an extra 9 miles to the hike, but it's totally worthwhile, with unique views of Washoe Lake.

Amazing wildflowers today. Just stunning! Highly recommend this gem of a hike!

Beautiful hike. Wildflowers everywhere and they smelled wonderful. Pretty good incline at the end before arriving to the lake. Some spots of shade along trail but lots of exposed areas.

backpacking
9 days ago

This was our first backpacking 1-night hiking trip. We chose this as it was stated to be only 7.7 miles. We weren’t too sure what to pack and didn’t want the load nor trail to be too taxing on the body. We are beginner hikers as well, with only hiking about 5 mile day-hikes. It was a great hike. Moderate, but challenging to us, with the inclines and altitude. Met many friendly PCT hikers, as well as the day hikers. Trail was beautiful with an abundance of wildflowers, rock formations, waterfalls, streams to cross, snow on the mountain top, and 2 sightings of deer. This trail actually was closer to approx 9-10 miles for us.

I would not call this hike EASY!! It’s uphill and the trail is twisty and rocky but it’s rewarding when you get to the top ! And then you can hike downhill

hiking
9 days ago

Really great hike. The switchbacks on the front end are pretty grueling, but they lead to some amazing views — and, of course, Raintree (which isn’t marked, but is right by the sign where the trail splits after you come over the ridge). Temps were great for July — in the 70s when I started at 9:00 — and traffic on the trail was fairly light for a Sunday, especially once I passed the tree. Took me about 4.5 hours, but I made tons of stops for pictures and hung out by the tree for a while.

I’ll be doing this one again! Highly recommend it.

Wildflowers! A great hike for July! Mile 1-2 and 4-5 is uphill, but doable even for me. So beautiful the entire time. About 8 tiny streams that you can hop over. Showers Lake is picturesque.
When you arrive, there is Carson Pass trailhead with bathrooms and a ranger station. It’s better to park across the street and pick up trail there.

When you cross over the rocks, the trail goes to the left fairly soon after that. If you get to the pink ribbon you are above the trail. I thought I read somewhere a thank you for the ribbon so I followed that as our guide. We ended up hiking up and down the hills for 3 hours before finally connecting back with the actual trail Never made it to the springs. If you find the actual trail, the hike isn't too bad. But if you get off the trail, it gets very hard. The views were beautiful though.

hiking
9 days ago

The trial was tough. Easy to find the trail in the beginning but we lost the trail after the big scree field and had difficulties after our GPS failed in the middle of the hike, so attempted to use all trails with no service. Accidentally found a beautiful lake to camp at, but we were day hiking. Recommendations: Make it a two-day hike and park it at that lake at 9790ft vertical, about 4.2 miles in. Bring water filter because there is literally water everywhere and best to play safe than sorry.

hiking
10 days ago

A beautiful early morning start from the Mt Rose Summit parking lot. A mild walk to the Galena Falls. The water was running pretty fast and the wild flower were in full bloom. Looks like the corn silk still have a while. The last mile seems to be the longest mile. It’s windy, dusty, and 10,000 feet. The views all the way up are breathtaking.

Nice hike for a beginner. shaded, lots of plants and lovely butterflies around the water areas. There is a trickling waterfall and pool of water at the end.

the most beautiful wildflower hike i’ve ever done anywhere in the world. Acres of lupine, angelica, corn flowers, paint brush, Jacobs Ladder, valerian, mariposa and more. Many reaching heights of 4’. The peak is now and it won’t last so go.

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