Cleo's Bath Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews

Cleo's Bath Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Trail marker is off the north side of Pinecrest lake. Pleasant trail through forest and rocky switchbacks at high elevation. Opens up into river, wading pool and waterfall area. Great views of Pinecrest Lake.

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hiking
18 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

backpacking
5 days ago

Like others said, it's a casual walk for most of the way, but the last half-ish mile is more like rock climbing and scrambling up big boulders. We did it with our overnight backpacks and made it, but it would definitely be easier with day packs. There are arrows marked on the rocks to help guide you up to Cleo's bath. Do expect lots of rock scrambling/ climbing and navigating towards the end.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

A gem of a destination. Upon arrival in parking lot, the trail will be wrapping around the right side of the lake. It literally hugs the lake for the first half.

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail. It's a must-do if anywhere near Pinecrest.

hiking
1 month ago

ballade sympathique en famille, tranquille, au bord d'un lac superbe, la partie de plaisir débute quelques centaines de mètres avant la cascade, le trail se transforme en ascension acrobatique, pas très compliquée, accessible aux enfants. Le détour en vaut la peine, la cascade est magnifique, et il est possible d'y tremper les pieds, voir plus si on est courageux.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Possibly one of my favorite hikes in the area. Fairly moderate until the final stretch when its mostly a steep vertical climb to the top... but the views are absolutly worth the trek.

1 month ago

Not good for dogs. Too steep toward the bath.

hiking
1 month ago

Family members and I usually come here to Pinecrest Lake for occasions but haven't hiked the trails before. Definitely an adventure and amazing sights of the whole lake and surroundings from above the mountain rocks! First actual hike that left my thighs sore the next day haha, going to do this hike again with my wife next time!

camping
1 month ago

It doesn't take you to cleos bath it takes you to the lake

backpacking
1 month ago

My family and I went to the trail and it was awesome until you see snakes and giant rocks that you have to move around. One of my family members went to a path that ended and they tried to jump down but fell on their face and now has bruises everywhere. Then, when my family member fell two ladies went jogging past her and didn't even try to help. Also, just to make the trip worse we went the wrong way. That is why I am giving this trail a 2 star-rating.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
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trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful hike to a beautiful waterfall! Falls are still raging like never before from the winter rains. Trail is not the best for running since it is often narrow, especially around the lake and the last bit involves some climbing.