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McVicar Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lower Lake, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 8.0 mi Elevation gain 111 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

No dogs

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Dawn Clayton
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HikingBugsOver grown

I’ve hike Anderson Marsh a bunch of times but never this far out. This trail is only doable in late spring and summer as it is a marsh and under water through winter. I was in love with the end point and it was awesome to sit at the private beach and watch the lake. I will definitely be doing this many times to prep for my Half Dome hike in June.

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Jeremy Steinmeier
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Hiking

Trail starts at historic ranch homestead. take the marsh trail over the oxbow to start. nice boardwalks. much of the park is pretty wet (it's a marsh) bring waterproof footwear. McVikor is very overgrown and swampy. The trail loops behind vineyards following the marsh. You may have to improvise but push on.

Mike Mathis
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Michelle Unger
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HikingOver grown

The trail is completely overgrown so don’t venture in without pants and a long-sleeved shirt. You’ll see birds (bald eagles, red-shouldered hawks, acorn woodpeckers, etc) and giant crawdads!

luis fernando b.
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Hiking

part of the trail was over grown and we couldn't make our way to the lake side of the marsh. otherwise a very beautiful hike

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Ryan Andresen
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Ends at a beach on Clear Lake. A good place to see birds (including bald eagles in the winter) but it gets too hot and dry in the summer and fall for me to visit, and sometimes the trail gets flooded after heavy winter rains

Bridgette Fargo
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After four miles, the trail is not maintained. Would never recommend doing this hike

Arthur Kelly III
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Walking

Great place for a walk/hike. Lots of wildlife to see. Mostly flat trails with a few very slight slopes.

Tricia Shortridge
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Walking

close to the parking lot, wide fire trail with flat terrain and a couple of slight slopes that are short in length. perfect for someone who just wants an easy walk after work through the oak chapparal, good for jogging, or for little kids and/or older adults who would like the exercise but aren't cut out for steep and rocky paths. after walking a good distance, two of the trails were still covered in marsh water left over from the rains and I had to turn around.

Christina Croshal
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Ariel Facey
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Hiking
Smart Wilson
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Hailey Miller
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Hailey Miller
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Smart Wilson
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Autumn McCulloch
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Allen Miller
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Rebecca Pollon
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Andrew Drape
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William Hackerman
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Carolyn Herrera
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Matt Welk
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Matt Welk
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Ellen Murphy-Welk
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Smart Wilson
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Liz G.
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Kelly Schreihofer
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