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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 27, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 10, 2020
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Awesome trail with numerous lakes and all sorts of terrain. We thoroughly enjoyed our five hours hiking. We would recommend driving all the way to the trailhead—we used the driving directions provided by All Trails on Google Maps and parked on the side of the road and walked the 0.4 miles to the trailhead only to see there was space to park right there.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
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Lots of lakes!! Very pretty!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 30, 2020
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Great trail, bit more intense than we expected but a lot of fun

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 20, 2020
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Excellent trail best bang for the buck up here in lakes basin. Five Lakes , picnicing,swimming great hiking some fishing available not too strenuous about 60 to 70% shaded

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Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 20, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 15, 2020
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This is a beautiful trail, we hiked with a dog and a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old. We went clockwise around the loop, swim at the round Lake, what a beautiful day!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 13, 2020
HikingGreat!

Big Bear and Long Lake are gorgeous. Kid friendly - lots of boulders for kids to climb and Big Bear lake has several great picnic spots.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 13, 2020
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Beautiful trail with breathtaking deep blue alpine lakes. But lots of intersecting trails makes it easy to get off your designated trail. Read the signs carefully. My 11 and 9 year olds completed this trail

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Paul Remmenga reviewed Tumley & Halsey Falls [CLOSED]
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
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We did a modified version of Long Lake. We intended to lengthen the hike and add in Big Bear, Round and Silver and then loop Long Lake to finish. We got a late start, didn’t have the trail map downloaded (no cell service) and got caught in a hailstorm, so we never quite rounded Long Lake! Nevertheless, the hike was gorgeous. We went about 5.3 miles. This area has lots of options for variation - just be sure to download the trail map!

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Zack Macdonald reviewed Jamison-Long Lake Loop
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We took 5 16 year olds on the loop and it was a great experience. We went counter clockwise which makes the ascent of mount Elwell steeper, but makes the descent more manageable. We camped at Jamison Lake, Wades Lake, and Smith Lake. You can avoid 600' of elevation gain and cut off 1.2 miles if you skip the Long Lake detour. There is a 1/2 mile trail that cuts that part out. Part of our group took a lunch break in the shade and those who wanted to went down to the Lake to swim and gather water which was manageable and fun - it's a gorgeous Lake. The trails are well marked, lots of lakes and enough shade on the trail that it wasn't too bad. The sites to camp at those lakes are magnificent. We were fortunate that we had Wades and Smith Lake pretty much to ourselves. Rangers are super responsive to q's via Plumas NF fb page.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 7, 2020
HikingGreat!Rocky

Almost decided to skip because the parking situation was bad but we had such a great time on this quick trail. The lakes are majestic and so nice to put your feet in. Our 20lb Yorkiepoo was a trooper and loved getting in the lakes. I would recommend this 100 times over. Make sure to hike this if you’re nearby. It’s very easy for all skill levels. I even did it in socks and chacos with no problems. Some of the trail is shaded and some of it is not. We hiked around 1pm and it was a bit hot in certain spots, make sure to cool off your body in the lakes if you are hiking around this time and bring water. There is a bathroom at the top of the trail but no garbage, you have to pack out of the park, including dog poop bags. No big deal at all for us. We started from the Big Bear Trailhead and looped to Long Lake, I recommend this way because seeing Long lake at the end is breath taking while Big Bear also takes your breath away, I would prefer to see it first, but to each their own! Happy Hiking!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 7, 2020
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A perfect way to spend a few hours. Beautiful views, including mountain peaks and blue-green lakes. Opportunities to fish, skip stones and throw in a fishing line. We even saw a couple of blue birds! Can’t wait to return.

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Gorgeous, peaceful and perfect early evening hike!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 4, 2020
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This trail is a must. Period. End of story. Just do it :)

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 2, 2020
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What a beautiful location! Thoroughly enjoyed this trail - had shade which was a much needed break from our local area. We saw 4 lakes - Long Lake and the Bear Lakes (cub, little bear and Big Bear). Trail wasn’t crowded and everyone was polite and respectful of the social distancing requirements. We would step off the trail when others were coming and others did the same for us. The parking was a bit of a problem but we easily fixed by just going back and finding a spot on the road. We want to go and explore the other lakes next time!

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Ryan Gehmlich reviewed Jamison-Long Lake Loop
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
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I will definitely be coming back to this area. The views were fantastic, the lakes, streams, and waterfalls were great, and there were plenty of good places to stop and camp. The trails had a decent amount of shade as well.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 30, 2020
HikingGreat!Rocky

Got an early start and followed the Round Lake Loop in a clockwise direction. I think you keep a higher elevation and a bit easier to get to the high point of the trail near a former mining camp, then drop down to Round Lake and hit 5 more lakes on your loop back to the trailhead. There are some moderate sections as you drop down to Round Lake and Bear Lake, but we just took our time. We had a wonderful and quiet lunch at Silver Lake and thought the views at all six lakes was beautiful. We went on a Thursday and it seemed most people were hiking in a counter clock wise direction. One think we appreciated was very good trail signage which helped at some of the junctions. I don't think I ever saw or felt a mosquito on the entire hike. The All Trails map was spot on. Great day of hiking.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 28, 2020
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Really great hike! The majority of the hike is easy with a few, short moderate stretches. We did the entire loop and even though it was a Saturday and the parking lot was full, we only had to step off trail to let people go by a handful of times. There was no smoke which we were worried about since the fire is in the area.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 27, 2020
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This was a pretty easy trail, a few moderate bits. Loved the wildflowers in the meadows and the lake. We hiked about a mile to the lake and had a picnic lunch. My kids played in the water. I hiked a bit more around the lake, would have done the whole trail if alone. The lake wasn't too cold and there were plenty of people swimming. Bathrooms at the trail head. Not a lot of insects. Great spot!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 26, 2020
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This is an amazing little trail. You hike pass several small alpine lakes and through lush forests from the very beginning. I went on a Sunday morning and passed by two or three people/groups until I got near the end when traffic started picking up. There are plenty of areas to step off the trail to let others pass. Relatively clean trail but you do have to maneuver around horse droppings every so often. My only gripe is the parking and driving situation. The small lot at the trailhead is small—maybe 15-20 vehicles. And the mile or so drive up to the trailhead is narrow and one-way, so you have to watch out for oncoming traffic as well as horse and pedestrian traffic.

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