Pinecrest Lake Loop Trail

EASY 89 reviews

Pinecrest Lake Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

lake

views

wildlife

NOTE: Dogs are not allowed near the lake between May 15th and Sept 15th.

18 days ago

This trail is relatively easy, however it is extremely rocky so small children should have a carrier, their are high cliffs and boulders that can be dangerous it is not a leisurely stroll. So bring water and sun screen pack a lunch and enjoy the amazing sceneries.

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1 month ago

Took about two and half hours. Wear good shoes. Not all areas are flat. Nice view of the lake.

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2 months ago

A little tight in some spots but fun

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Really easy and flat trail. If you get too hot you can jump right into the lake from the trail. Most of the trail hugs the lake

3 months ago

3 months ago

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3 months ago

mad I didn't record it. had a blast would love to do it again.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Hiked with my dog today, it's an amazing trail with a great amount of shade and often enough access to the lake that the pup can drink. Will definitely hike it again soon!

4 months ago

Great Trail! We do the pine crest loop trail every summer and it's an excellent hike. The dam side of the hike is a little more moderate with steeper inclines and more elevation change.

5 months ago

Harder than easy

hiking
5 months ago

Great family lake with easy loop trail, dog friendly. Best to go early.

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5 months ago

5 months ago

Moderate nice everyone seems to be happy

hiking
5 months ago

Not much elevation gain but very uneven terrain. Based on 'easy' I took my 81year young mother. It took 4hrs....