Wrights Lake to Enchanted Pools

HARD 6 reviews
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Wrights Lake to Enchanted Pools is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lower Forni, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

rocky

no shade

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

We wandered around on granite slabs looking for a trail and finally got to the pools. There are a few big ones and some smaller too, but this was an exceptional year for water and I don't expect the same experience in a normal rainfall year. We set cairns to help us find our way on succeeding hikes but most of them were down when we returned a few weeks later.

hiking
2 months ago

9/3/2017 Hike
☆☆☆☆☆ Views
☆☆☆☆ Difficulty
☆☆ Popularity
☆☆ Trail
This trail is amazing! Follow the Twin Lakes trail and veer to the left about 20-30 minutes in. There is essentially no trail because it crosses over granite rocks. We followed the downloaded map here on All Trails and once the GPS signal went kaput, used the stacked rocks and the sound of the water to guide us. With previous posts, I was expecting to get lost and came prepared with enough water. It turned out to be a very easy hike with some elevation gain, but not very much. Probably rated as hard due to the lack of trail markers. Once we found the first pool, we followed the water up to the waterfall, well more like cascading stream on the granite slab. That climb was short but steep. There is a bigger pool up there. Water temp was just right when we went. Very worth it! We had no detours, virtually had a straight shot to the lower pools, see recorded track. Have fun!

2 months ago

The Trial is hard to find because it is pretty non-existent but the Pools are amazing! This Hike is Well worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

We just did this hike yesterday and they should call it Hidden Enchanted Falls and pools! It is difficult to find because you are relying on cairns on a mostly granite trail. The cairns aren't always easy to find.
We got a little lost which turned out in our favor. We found where the first water fall started and followed it down the granite to the enchanted falls and pool. It really was fantastic! We lost the trail coming back down and had to do some scrambling across the granite. I would highly recommend taking a compass and giving yourself plenty of time!

3 months ago

Amazing once you find your way!!