Smith Lake Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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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, trail 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






no dogs

Sunday, September 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.

Tuesday, June 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!

Friday, August 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.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Really enjoyed the hike with family. beautiful scenery.

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