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Caribou Wilderness Area Trails

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Caribou Wilderness Area Trails is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Old Station, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.8 miles Elevation Gain: 931 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

snow

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trip. Lakes everywhere. Saw maybe 6 other hikers. Camped at emerald lake.

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4 months ago

Still a lot of snow and run off on the trail Mid June some spots you couldn't even see the trail. It's beautiful and a great hike especially later on in the summer.

hiking
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fantastic trail. A long route to get there on rough unpaved road. Lots of lakes! Gorgeous.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

The 12 mile loop does not seem to exist. I have been out twice in the last 5 weeks and the trail intersection at Gem Lake and Caribou Lake does not follow the map. It ends up to be a 15 mile hike that is still a loop but takes you much further out. It is a great hike but be prepared to be walking a bit further than planned.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Awesome. A hidden gem!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Only saw one other person all weekend. Beautiful lakes, nice camp sites.

hiking
Monday, June 09, 2014

Pine forest with numerous lakes. Pros: easy terrain, abundant lakes with nice campsites, very lightly used. Cons: ungodly numbers of mosquitoes, especially in the southern areas (I was there in June), so-so views. All-in-all a good place for easy day hikes or overnight backpacking. Wonderful if you like solitude. But bring bug spray and a head net!!

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