Smith Lake Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clio, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October.

Distance: 4.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,374 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

running

forest

lake

no dogs

hiking
Sun Sep 02 2018

the trail is great! I question whether or not it is moderate, as another reviewer said, there's quite a bit of elevation gain heading up to the lake in the first mile and a half. the south side of the loop around the lake is currently not maintained as of August 2018 Period start to finish with a decent break at the lake I completed in about 3 hours.

Tue Jun 26 2018

The path around the lake is a little difficult to find and navigate, pretty unmaintained and rocky. But the hike is really beautiful and worth the uphill climb! Easily marked trails leading up to the lake! Stop at the Gray Eagle lodge on after your hike and have a beer or a glass of wine!

hiking
Fri Aug 25 2017

I would not rate this a moderate trail. Majority of trail is uphill on loose rocks and there are several series of bolder steps with a twelve to eighteen inch vertical step. Thank heavens the water was so refreshing once we made it to Smith lake for a quick dip.

Sun Aug 07 2016

Really enjoyed the hike with family. beautiful scenery.

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Tue Jul 10 2018

Sat Jun 03 2017

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Sat Aug 20 2016

Fri Jun 12 2015