Cleo's Bath Trail

MODERATE 83 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.

hiking
7 days 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
9 days ago

hiking
10 days 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.

11 days ago

Not good for dogs. Too steep toward the bath.

hiking
12 days 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
19 days ago

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

backpacking
19 days 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.

21 days ago

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trail running
27 days 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.

28 days ago

Great hike. A little challenging at times especially on the last pitch. Definitely worth it though.

1 month ago

Pretty! The loop around the lake goes by cabins and is well-trafficked and flat. The hike up to Cleo's bath is fairly flat and easy terrain (though sometimes hard to find). It truly is the last 1/4 where it gets hard—turns almost into bouldering instead of hiking. I started the hike around 7:45am and saw almost no one on my way up, but many on my way back down. Cleo's bath is freezing and still quite rough, but still beautiful and fun to put a toe in. Pinecrest itself is better for a swim right now.

Make note that Pinecrest itself is highly trafficked, with lots of boats and families, speakers and barbecues—it's gorgeous, but prepare for many people if you go in high season and towards midday.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

beautiful trail to hike, specially when you are walking around the lake. the last half mile is very rough but worth it, take lots of water with you. enjoy.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. The beginning is right up against the lake which is nice. The last 1/2 mile to the top is pretty intense & strenuous but worth the view from the top. Cleos bath is more like a raging river right now with all the snow melt. You need to go very, very late spring or summer to enjoy it and swim in it.