hiking

views

forest

lake

wildlife

birding

trail running

backpacking

dog friendly

wild flowers

the alternative route is super long! walked about 3-4 hours in today and hardly made it 1/4 of the way.

on Goosenest Trail

hiking
12 days ago

This is a fantastic hike. I give it five stars especially for the last leg, between the Sky High Lakes (where we dropped our packs and camped) to Shadow Lake (where you can camp but there is no shade). We day hiked up there and took a swim. Mad wild flowers and scenic views of Marble Canyon, and nobody else was there. The first part was great too, through a shaded forest, crossing around 10 streams. Camping near Frying Pan Lake was incredible too, overlooking meadows and mountains, with incredible sunsets. The best campsite is right on the lake in a patch of trees, just off the trail.
The GPS map for this hike is wrong starting at around 5 miles (you can see it doesn't go to any lakes - do not turn right at the sign for Marble Vy Cabin!) so follow signs or better yet, bring a map (you especially need one if you explore beyond the lakes. Also the bridge was out when we went and finding the trailhead on an alternate route is challenging. Stop by the ranger station for instructions if it's still out.

there is not a signed trail at least you wanna walk on the road with the cars. but is easy enough to create your own. very nice wildflowers now!!

Awesome trail with fantastic wildflowers and an amazing 360 degree view at the top!

Good hike. The first part of the trail is lush greenery in a dense forest. We cut down to Lower Sky High Lake to do some fishing and the next day bushwacked along marble mountain ridge, summited marble mountain and then cut down and back up to summit black marble mountain which was incredible. Once you are on the talus of the mountain, you will know how it was given it's name...

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this trail. It was short, steep, beautiful. There is not much to the hike itself, straight up to the top. Half the adventure was just getting there. Forest road the whole way back, had a landslide or two but was able to get by. Well worth the trip and spots to see the river coming or going. Google took me to trailhead just fine, coordinates on here are updated.

backpacking
1 month ago

The road to the trailhead is closed indefinitely due to a landslide. There is an alternative route that adds about 1 hour to your drive time. Contact the Gasquet Ranger District for details: (707) 457-3131

I wasn't able to make it out there so I have no idea what the trail is like - had to leave a review to share the road status!

The side road at the end that is supposed to take you to the trailhead, there is a sign at the beginning of this road that reads private road, no public access. There was no other obvious way to get to trailhead. Don't bother with this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Road up to the trail head is washed out around mile marker 9.

Love this place! This fishing was great & the campground clean. The hiking trail connects up with the pacific crest trail. You can walk for days....

camping
3 months ago

Great for kids. Nice campground, great views and easy hike

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Had my gps tracking me and it came out to over 6 1/2 miles one way. Total trip one way with stops for taking in the sights was just a little over 6 hours. Out of that 3.25 hours was actual moving hiking time. Took treking/hiking poles which were extremely helpful. Very nice hke. A lot of hikers talk about the switch backs...i found them not to be to hard. the part I thought was hard was nearing the lake going over rocky terrain for about a mile that a mountain goat would like.

I hiked to Devil's Peak...pants were COVERED in ticks...I jumped in the water afterwards

backpacking
7 months ago