Hensley Lake Day Use Areas Trail

EASY 23 reviews

Hensley Lake Day Use Areas Trail is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near Madera, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
328 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

Directions from Madera, CA: Follow Road 400 northeast for 17 miles to reach Hensley Lake.

3 months ago

Beautiful at this time of year. It would be nice if the mountain bikers that use this could do some repairs to the rutted areas where erosion follows the tire tracks.

3 months ago

Great quick hike with some moderate hills.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Love this trail. Easygoing and beautiful.

5 months ago

Nice trail with lots of options for side routes.

trail running
5 months ago

This was a beautiful race. 10k trail run!

hiking
6 months ago

Would love to have more time on this trail. We took a quick sunset hike to see where this led and had a good time. Dog friendly, which is always a plus for us!

11 months ago

very nice place for a short walk, the views are nice I recommend it for everyone

trail running
Monday, March 20, 2017

Great place to take the dog for some running and biking. There are many options to make each visit a little different. Nothing too technical, but some sustained, steeper climbs will get the heart pumping.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Great Hike... easy for all the family... Loved all the beautiful wild flowers along the trail

Saturday, August 20, 2016

peaceful river where the dog was free to run around

trail running
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It was a great little spot for interval training. Not a good spot for a nice trail run though. That said, this place had me thinking I needed to go buy a mountain or Hybrid bike. I shall be back, better equipped next time.

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

My friends know I like this hike so for my birthday, Valentine's Day we hiked the loop out past Nesting Eagles and more wild flowers than you could shake your hiking sticks to the river. There's lots to do with hiking, biking, horseback riding frisby golf, boating, fishing, boating etc. My "Service Animal" Friday is a Lab, he gets to be a regular dog on these trails and I apologize to the ground squirrels and rabbits he has harassed. This is a great spring hike

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
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hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

fishing
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

trail running
Saturday, June 11, 2016