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Modesta Zapata
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Hiking

This is probably the most stunning hike I’ve ever taken. Truly fairytale scenery out in Inyo. Biggest downside is how heavily trafficked this trail is, though we did go on a Monday before the 4th of July. Crowds thinned out after the 3rd mile though, and there’s plenty of opportunity to leave the trail to explore the many lakes, meadows and idyllic streams along the way. Still a bit of snow on the mountains in the beginning of the month. We’ll definitely be backpacking in next time. Never seen my dog in a more ecstatic state. Wear bug spray.

Alison Sullivan
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HikingRocky

Only completed part of the hike due to timing constraints. Great trail, but rocky exposed parts so go early before things heat up. Tactical note: within the first mile or so after a steep incline, you’ll reach a small lake (pond?) and the trail forks. Keep right to stay on the trail, it goes between a big boulder and a tree that hugs the water and looks like a dead end (but it’s not). Plus to add to confusion, the left of the fork has a sign that says “trail” but it’ll just loop you back down to the trailhead.

Paola Piccioli
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Over grownRockyScramble

I would consider this trail hard, not much for the incline - the only fatigue comes from being a lot in the sun - but because the last part of the trail is a bit scary. The trail is consistently very narrow, with currently some patches of overgrown plants; but the last part has stretches of insanely narrow, rocky path, with exposure on one side. Not the greatest if you're very scared of heights. Even so, the waterfalls were absolutely worthy and stunning! It took me a couple of hours to go up from the camping ground, and then I spent several hours there. The water is very cold and delicious. there are other waterfalls up to explore. It is a bit tricky to go down in the water from the side of the trail: especially hard to come back up. There's a branch that can be used to help you climb up. We all scrambled on that side, but later I saw a group of people that knew the area crossing by the waterfall instead, which seemed much easier in spite of the wet rocks. Maybe I would try that if you wanna go in the water! I saw people wearing trainers, but I was very grateful I wore good hiking boots, especially close to the waterfall, with the slippery dirt and rocks. I wouldn't bring small children, but that's just me. All in all stunning, and a fun change of scenery after a few days higher up in the woods.

Kate Dugan
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Hiking

Great family hike. Easy but not boring. The kids really enjoyed playing in the pools in the stream! We ran into ~10 groups over 2 hours so not super crowded on a weekday. About 50% of people are masked and good about keeping their distance.

Sarah Powell
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Hiking

Easy little trail, no elevation and very family friendly! You see some pretty cool rusty old cars and the mill. If you’re going in the Summer, bring tons of water (ie a Camelbak) Even though this is a short, easy hike, it got up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit by 10 AM in July.

Makeda Gayle
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BugsRocky

Trail is downhill on the way to the waterfall and all uphill back. The views are beautiful, just make sure you watch your step! In order to get to the waterfall, you'll get to a sign that marks the fork between Copper Canyon Falls and Burkhart Trail. Make sure you follow the sign to Burkhart Trail (keep right). After that, keep walking for 15 minutes and look to the left! When you see a broken tree (there are alot but it makes sense once on the trail), follow a steep path on your left. Luckily there were people sitting near the water when me and my boyfriend hiked it so we were able to find the waterfall easy! All in all, this was a BEAUTIFUL trail and I'll definitely be hiking it again!

Leanne Skirzynski
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Hiking

Great hike. Lots of meadows and beautiful views. Saw a bear foraging. The hydrothermal vents were cool. Relatively easy, I’d say this a moderate-lite hike.

Kristy van Loben Sels
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Hiking

We tried to hike this trail today but it was closed 7/8 and 7/9 for trail maintenance. Bummer! I’m giving a 5 star review though because the trail looks pretty awesome. We ended up parking at Fisherman Trail and walking down the wood steps to black sands beach and it was a fabulous day!

Michelle Posada
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HikingNo shade

Awesome trail! Not too bad on the way down with a gorgeous view. The waterfall was incredible and the trail and water were very clean. Nothing scary in the water, just small fish. A bit steep on the way back up but we loved it! Bring lots of water, sunscreen and a hat. And if you are bringing a dog on a sunny day maybe put some shoes on him/her and lots of water.

Bill Haney
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Hiking

I obtained an Adventure Pass at the gas station in Big Bear City first thing that morning. There are warnings so I would pony up the $5.00 to avoid a fine. I hadn’t been on this trail since 1983! So my memory was foggy at best. The whole parking lot and accommodations were not there back then. Nevertheless, the place is well maintained and the trail was hard-pack for the most part, with benches at vista points for rest.. I chose to hike to the abandoned weather tower,a steep and loose rock trail so beware. Along the way I rockhounded and found some unusual minerals. I understand this area is a haven for gold diggers, so I will return! Being warm weather, I encountered one rattlesnake. I alerted others along the hike to stay alert along the way. Amazing views of the whole lake and the beautiful Holcomb Valley to the northeast. I camped in that valley later in the day in BLM land(FREE!).

Jason McCormack
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Hiking

Great hike if you want a short loop! Saw Some deer. Stay on trail to avoid poison oak. Some mosquitoes at dusk.

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David Coleman
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OHV/Off Road Driving

Great trail, scenery changes often. I did almost the entire trail in 2wd in my 2018 Wrangler pulling a 14’ offroad RV trailer.

Alina Balcan
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HikingRocky

Loved this trail. The waterfall itself is so gorgeous. On the way back there is another way where you can cut off almost a mile, we didn’t know that and were hiking back up through rocky trail, but anyways it was a good workout. Definitely go to this hike while in Lassen Park

Christina Truong
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HikingNo shade

It was an easy-moderate hike. You're going to have to balance on a log to get to the rest of the trail. I went 2 weeks ago and it was PACKED. If you're concerned about social distancing go earlier in the morning. Once it's 9-10AM everyone and their mother is there. It might not be as packed on a weekday though. There was like 2 points where there was some incline. Nothing awful, but if you have bad knees I wouldn't recommend the Red trail. Lots of cute dogs on the trail. Friendly people. This is a good hike for early mornings or when there isn't as much sunlight beaming down. The creek is COLD, but so refreshing after the trek.

Ebony Montgomery
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky

The trail was great going down and there are several ways you can take. The trail is very long so do take water. Very rocky trail. The hardest part of the trail is going back up it is intense.

Sierra Cavazos
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Hiking

Parking near entrance, steep incline when you first come in but after the incline there is a very nice and easy to hike shaded area to hike. Only downside is all the power lines kind of took away from the nature of the hike. It was beautiful if you don’t mind buzzing power lines over your head half the hike.

Alina Balcan
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HikingBlowdownRocky

We were driving to absolutely different waterfalls in that area and accidentally met some local man who suggested to visit this one. We didn’t have enough time before sunset, so we visited only the middle waterfall and it was absolutely breathtaking. Definitely one of the best places in California and is a must! So gorgeous!

Alina Balcan
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HikingBlowdownFee

I absolutely love this place! Super nice in all seasons of the year. Short and easy hike down for a great view

vinod kumar
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HikingNo shade

no shade, bring loads of water and sun screen. hiked many places without sun screen with no sun burn, but this one is not recommended with out protection. water fall was really good at the end,

Lutgardo Menocal
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Mountain bikingOff trailOver grown

Went a little off trail but overall a good ride for MTB. Some areas will need caution... other than that it’s fun!

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Cecilia Cardenas
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HikingBugsNo shade

I definitely recommend this trail. It has nice views over the city. Parking is along side of the mountain next to houses. If you want shade start this hike anytime after 5:30pm. Dog friendly. Not a lot of people so it’s good for social distancing. Just wear a mask when you pass by people. Also the people are super friendly.

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