Alpine Lake and Serpentine Knoll is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairfax, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.6 miElevation gain2089 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsrunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
Description
Waypoints (0)

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (85)
Photos (2628)
Recordings (87)
Completed (224)
View user's profile page
Lydia Krefta
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 18, 2021
Hiking

Great hike - waterfalls, creeks, meadows, lakes and woods! 9.0 miles however (not 7.6)

View Lydia's Recording
View user's profile page
Daniela Cuenca
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 9, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful loop. It’s a bit longer than it says. More like 9.5 miles.

View Daniela's Recording
View user's profile page
Jason Miller
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 28, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful trail. And no bicycles allowed, which really makes it nicer for hiking.

View Jason's Recording
View user's profile page
Deanna Loh
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 27, 2020
HikingGreat!

Just a beautiful hike. Went Friday morning after Thanksgiving - really few people most of the route we took. Fully shaded route. Gorgeous any trail we took. There was still water in some of the creeks and falls. Big maples scattered throughout were turning yellow and dropping leaves - just stunning. Cataract falls trail on the way back had a lot of people going to see the falls - I might recommend doing that side of the trail first to avoid crowds.

View user's profile page
Sudharsana Srinivasan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 10, 2020
HikingGreat!

Ridgecrest Blvd South bound leading to the trailhead is closed from Sunset to 9AM. Be prepared to park on the road and walk to trailhead if you are earlier than 9AM.

View user's profile page
Liana Merkel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 8, 2020
Hiking
View Liana's Recording
View user's profile page
Daniel Costello
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 29, 2020
Hiking

ok mellow Thursday hike!

View Daniel's Recording
View user's profile page
Keenan Louis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 12, 2020
Hiking
View Keenan's Recording
View user's profile page
wendy zhang
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 9, 2020
Hiking
View wendy's Recording
View user's profile page
Hardik Modi
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 27, 2020
HikingRocky
View Hardik's Recording
View user's profile page
Tenzin Dhedhen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 13, 2020
Hiking

My friend and I did the loop taking Kent trail down to alpine lake and then coming back up on cataract trail. Going down Kent trail was pretty low key, not a lot of people around and other than like half a mile, it was pretty shady. Some parts are pretty steep but then you are going like 2300 ft down. Coming back up, it was a lot busier because there was a stream and a waterfall and there were lots of people hanging out by there. Although we didn’t have a dog with us, there are people with dogs. Overall, 10/10. The views while walking were just as splendid as the lake.

View Tenzin's Recording
View user's profile page
Alexis Reid
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarApril 27, 2020
HikingClosed

Trailhead is currently inaccesible to vehicles, but at the moment you can still bike into the park.

View user's profile page
Jason Lawson-
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 20, 2020
HikingMuddy
View Jason's Recording
View user's profile page
Jim Arroyo
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 12, 2019
Rocky

go counter clockwise to complete the loop portion of this hike while viewing the falls. great hike

View user's profile page
Jesus Ibarra
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 22, 2019
HikingRocky
View Jesus's Recording
View user's profile page
Katherine Bao
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 4, 2019
HikingRocky
View Katherine's Recording
View user's profile page
Gerson Largo
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 21, 2019
Hiking

If you’re taking this trail, I recommend taking it clockwise. Towards the end, it gets rewarding to see the falls.

View Gerson's Recording
View user's profile page
David Eriksson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 16, 2019
HikingMuddy

Nice morning hike, but not much elevation.

View David's Recording
View user's profile page
Bree Lestari
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 21, 2018
First to Review

Done this route plus additional trails this past Sunday totalling about 15 miles with 3000 feet elevation gain. By far was the toughest hike I’ve done but great experience. Still really sore with bruises and broken toe nails despite wearing good hiking boot. Will do it again and be more careful next time.

View user's profile page
Nika Dunkley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 17, 2021
Hiking
View Nika's Recording
View user's profile page
Dani Hu
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 16, 2021
Hiking
View Dani's Recording
View user's profile page
Allison Scott
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 9, 2021
Hiking
View Allison's Recording
View user's profile page
Vishan Dhamsania
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 5, 2021
Hiking
View Vishan's Recording
View user's profile page
Christian Mayo
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 1, 2021
Hiking
View Christian's Recording
View user's profile page
Alan Miller
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarDecember 30, 2020
Hiking
View Alan's Recording
View user's profile page
Conner Drew
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 29, 2020
Hiking
View Conner's Recording
View user's profile page
Geoffrey van den Brande
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 27, 2020
Hiking
View Geoffrey's Recording
View user's profile page
Bryan Seelbach
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 20, 2020
Hiking
View Bryan's Recording
View user's profile page
s d
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 28, 2020
Hiking
View s's Recording
View user's profile page
Anna Pierce
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarNovember 15, 2020
Hiking
View Anna's Recording
Showing results 1 - 30 of 85