Point Defiance Trail

EASY 52 reviews

Point Defiance Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bridgeport, California that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
603 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Beautiful Loop Trail with views of both the surrounding mountains and a River/Lake on the back side of the hill.

hiking
23 days ago

Not a lot of scenery at the start of the trail however it is very nice as you approach the river and lake may be difficult for dogs since it is rockyin parts

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and very beautiful trail. It is a pity that there is not enough funding to restore the covered bridge.

2 months ago

Nice loop. Walk along river 1st then up along road ro meet lovely trail through oak & Pine open forest back to road.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail but I wouldn't consider easy! Gorgeous views of Engelbright. Would do it again!

6 months ago

Easy hike. Good for kids. No grand "view" but water was beautiful

6 months ago

7 months ago

I didn't really care for this trail. Views were ok. To many obstacles to climb over.

hiking
7 months ago

Cool trail, great views. There are many obstacles along the trail but in my opinion, that's part of what makes it fun.
There is a campground at the end of the trail with restrooms and fresh water.

8 months ago

Love the hike and the views.

9 months ago

A great hike for a fall day - especially with dogs - they had a blast in the river. It was easy and not very long but plenty to see. There are two very different landscapes making the first half of the hike different from the second.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Go left. You want to start this trailhead on the left. That way you're approaching the big switchback hill face as a descent, not a climb. And the back hill ascent is a fairly gentle rise.

If you go right you're gonna have a bad time.

11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Never been to this trail. Took my best friend on her very first hike here. I have to say it is absolutely a great trail for beginners. Absolutely love the fact that there wasn't careless people throwing trash on the trail!!
I'd do this one again.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

A fun hike with three sections. First, some steep switchbacks up a hill. Second a firebreak road down to the lake shore. Third, a narrow mostly shaded trail through rocks, trees and flowers. Takes about an hour but worth bringing a picnic to enjoy at the edge of the lake.