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great hike! wear sunscreen, theres not a whole lot of tree cover in most areas

mountain biking
7 hours ago

I only rode the Blue Trail which is about 3.1 miles. Decent place to ride but nothing to write home about. I wouldn't go there to ride this trail, I just happened to be in the area.

Plenty of ups and downs to get your heart rate up, but nothing technical at all on this trail.
All wooded, so no scenery or views to take I'm either. According to other reviews here, the Yellow Trail (about 12 miles) has more views.

Reasonably well marked, but not the best I've ridden.

The half mile loop is marked with blue painted poles. There is no clear trail. Be sure to bring leather boots, the lava will tear up shoes. There are lots of fissure to jump over, some fairly deep. This is close to my home, so I’ve been maybe 6 times, and each time it looks different. If it is clear, you’ll have nice views of the buttes and snow capped mountains (about 9 months per year). I hiked the loop June 9th this year, and the cacti were in bloom. That was a first!

Very fun hike my 8 yr old enjoyed every bit of it the drive is a 6 mile dirt road not a bad drive though fun slot canyon the slot canyon is relative short but fun ....

so worth it!

great hike with amazing views.

camping
7 hours ago

Did this trip as our first overnight backpacking trip in mid June. Hiked the little over 8 miles to Linney Creek Trail and camped at the site there right next to the river. The water was great through a filter. The trail never got too steep and had a few beautiful view spots. There were many creeks on the trail as a water source as well.

hiking
7 hours ago

Did this hike on Friday morning. We arrived via shuttle at the park. It was pretty busy, but thinned out as we got further along. The view at the lake is breathtaking.

Really fun short hike with great views and nice shade on the way up. Strenuous for folks in my crew that aren't avid hikers, but luckily the hike back down is a breeze. Bathrooms and parking available. Go right at the trailhead. Heavily trafficked but wasn't too bad on a Friday afternoon in the summer. A couple of great spots off to the side of preachers rock to hang a hammock and eat some lunch while still taking in the view.

7 hours ago

Difficult but worth it - spectacular views

I would not recommend this trail for a beginner, but one of my favorites.

on Lookout Trail

hiking
8 hours ago

Beautiful trail and fun hike for a little Forrest bathing! Very well marked and easy to follow trail markers. Very heavily shaded with mature trees. Beware of walking into spider webs especially in the early morning. Waving a branch in front of you is a good way to avoid this unpleasant encounter. Wish it was longer! Hope they expand it to a longer section to make it at least a 3 mile loop. Also spotty cell phone reception.

hiking
8 hours ago

Did this as part of my Owls Head hike. Lincoln Woods Trail is super wide and easy to follow, but with very little to see other than some outlooks on the river. After the first 3 miles you’ll see a bridge and a side trail, take the side trail. After a short walk you’ll see the falls. The trail seems to continue off into the distance after this, I’m not quite sure where it leads. The falls have one narrow spout and a couple small cascades that connect different pools, they aren’t very deep but you can definitely swim here even in low flow. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

Beautiful at the top- so worth the effort. We hiked with our schnoodle (who I think is part mountain goat) and my 70yr old mother in law. Took us a little longer than expected so we skipped Porter. It was very rocky so where good shoes or hiking boots.

hiking
8 hours ago

Great place to take dog, plenty of creek crossings and shaded areas to enjoy area. Downside is that the secret is out and can get pretty crowded.

Good for running and/or walking.

walking
8 hours ago

Easy and touristy!

a lot of highway sound. beautiful hillside. vineyards aren't filled out yet, like walking around the edge of huge open field of grass at bottom of hill. pond was pretty. and dog park areas would be good if u had dog...they even have dog swimming pool.

Great little hike! We were lucky to hit it on a drizzly day, crowds were leaving, didn't have to wait on ladders going down, only on first ladder coming up - waited 10+minutes for group with small children who were crying and paralyzed with fear trying to descend first ladder. Beautiful slot canyon, would have continued further if thunder and rain hadn't threatened us.

hiking
8 hours ago

Once in a lifetime hike. Amazing views throughout entire hike, just have to remind yourself to look up. Walking through water most of the time, I recommend high-top boots with synthetic socks. Ski poles or a walking stick are necessary, as you are constantly stepping on mossy rocks under the water surface.

hiking
8 hours ago

Fantastic hike! Easy and relatively short. We stayed at Ponderosa and drove over to trailhead. 3.5 hours total roundtrip. The view from the cable housing quite literally took my breath away. The remains of the draw works and the history of it were very interesting. I highly recommend this hike.

8 hours ago

Watchman is a nice, short, easy hike with a great little 360° loop at the end, giving you views in all directions.

Perfect to start my 7 year old with longer hikes. Beautiful and just enough shade to not die in the heat.

on Merck Forest Trail

8 hours ago

Loved this. Network of trails criss-crossing above a well- maintained farm and berry patches. Yes it’s perfect for families with little kids and olds, but grown solo and couple hikers will absolutely love this too. Hat aloft to the keepers of the Merck forest and farm, beautiful job.

My husband, daughter (age 7), son (age 5) and myself (who is 20 weeks pregnant) LOVED this hike. We did it in June. Plan to pack lunch and bring lots of water. The trail, at the time we went, was moderately trafficked with other hikers. Very enjoyable and something we will do again

A diverse trail that covers three separate ecosystems. Great camping options (by permit only) and plenty of wildlife to see. Completed the whole loop in 5 days with occasional day hikes mixed in.

Beautiful place but sharp rocks on the way make it a very slow hike and a challenge is you’re like us who did it with a bunch of young kids. We also got to the point 2/3 through the hike where we didn’t know where to go as the road seemed to have been blocked by large boulders. I suppose that’s why this hike is labeled as “moderate” difficulty.

hiking
8 hours ago

This trail would’ve been fantastic if there wasn’t a spider web every 5 feet we had to go through!!

This was an enjoyable hike. Some of the views are breathtaking.
If I were to do it again, I will just do the red trail to the fire tower and back, as thats where the best views are. The yellow trail was long and did not offer much in terms of scenery.

hiking
8 hours ago

A gorgeous short loop that offers a decent challenge and some great views of the sandstone formations.

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