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hiking
7 hours ago

Very nice hike with lots to see. Thousands of butterflies.

Beautiful hike! We hiked farther than the listed mileage and then some into the forest north of the lava fields. We came across a fair amount of other hikers the day were were out. Everyone was friendly and courteous. The views and landscape of this trail are stunning! I wish we'd have taken more time to just sit and enjoy the view. The trail is very well maintained, easy to follow, and not really all that difficult (no steep ups or downs). Definitely recommend this one!

A great hike - beautiful views, flowers, gradual inclines and butterflies!

Lovely hike! lots of pot holes on the road up though, so be careful!

Well laid out and maintained. Great little lollipop trail close in to town. Go out early and avoid the crowds :-)

5 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

So, just an FYI we did the shortened hike (where you drive up to hunchback mtn). There was no other page to post this, so I decided to post here in case anyone needs this info. There are several pages that will tell you that you do not need a high clearance vehicle to drive on this road...that is definitely not the case. I mean, we drove a Prius, and made it, but it wasn't worth it. It took over an hour to drive 9 miles and our car simply wasn't tall enough. The road is by far the worst I've ever seen. Either have a high clearance vehicle or hike the entire 11 miles!

hiking
8 days ago

Trail is well maintained. wear long pants and long sleeves if you do not want to get stung! lots of bees due to flowers. the trail will take you straight to a beautiful view, but that is not the end of the hike. Go back to the way you came from and go left to follow the trail to the burnt trees and the views there are amazing as well.

hiking
8 days ago

We hiked this trail today with multiple generations, spanning 60-something to 4 and a half. Everyone had a terrific time! Lots of wildflowers in bloom (for iNaturalist users, I logged 48 observations - birds, butterflies, and plants, primarily - during the hike). The Vista views on the loop trail were every bit as spectacular as we hoped. This is a great, fun, family trail - we'll be back soon!

hiking
9 days ago

Wow! So much work, so pretty! Only little bits of water and only one place that I felt safe filtering, so bring enough or bring a filter. Um, so I think it's more than 9.4 miles though. Trail is beautifully maintained, the only part I found to be sketchy was the sheep creek slide area. Just take your time, watch your footing and if you come down at sunset, make sure you have a headlamp! I did not encounter any wildlife besides a doe.

Great trail. The miners shack has since fallen down; look for a flattened pile of wood on your right. Turn left there to get to the bigfoot trap.

hiking
10 days ago