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This is a heavily used biking trail, but it's also a fun hiking trail. We stopped at about 2 miles at the second lake since it was fenced off and returned to the first lake to walk all the way around. This totaled about 5.5 miles with a lot of ups and downs aka a good glute/hamstring workout. You can also drive up to the lake, so be aware that it's not very secluded or private. That being said, there are lots of great benches for sitting and enjoying the view. The trail itself was well marked and maintained. We saw a variety of vegetation and the leaves were just starting to change colors in some places. I can imagine it'd be beautiful in about a month when the colors of the leaves reflect off the lake.

There were some pretty parts with the rock formations and lake. However, it got EXTREMELY buggy and it made it impossible to enjoy the hike. Also, anytime we would get close to the water it reaked and smelled like sewage. It was hard to enjoy anything about this hike.

mountain biking
1 day ago

primarily a one way loop trail, the first 1.5 - 2 miles is slight increase in elevation after that it's a fast windy downhill portion. great views once at the top

3 days ago

Lot of opportunities to see wildlife and fish. Beautiful lake and great views once you get up a bit. Theres a really cool mini quarry

Great lake and some great views of the lake

Wasn't the greatest

Awesome trail, be sure to go off trail a little. Wasn't to hard of a hike but lots of great lagoons and water pools. The back is best part.

Tough terrain, overgrown trails, but overall a nice hike.
Plenty of great views of the mountain, although no major vantage points unless you go off trail. Be sure to take the left side around first.

7 days ago

8 days ago

A beautiful day here!

8 days ago

horseback riding
8 days ago

I went left. Followed the creek. Return was all downhill. Glad I didn't go that way. Not very scenic most of the time.