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2 days ago

Beautiful hike.. the trail is great. Definately make sure to take plenty of water with you. Going in is pretty easy, but the hike back out is a little more challenging for someone just getting back into hiking. The views are absolutely amazing. I will definitely be doing this trail more often. The river at the point you come to is so clear and refreshing.

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3 days ago

trail running
5 days ago

Fun technical trail, and the views are great! Mostly single track

hiking
6 days ago

Its summer bring a minimum of 3 liters of water
I saw a couple that only had a small water bottle after 4mi. Stay safe prepare before any hike.

hiking
6 days ago

Horrible trail not very clear and didn't even make it until the end. People are living just off the trail, found a syringe on the trail.. NEVER AGAIN

Like others said, very hard to find the trailhead. We had no problem getting here and parking because we have a jeep rubicon, but like others said, very very hard to find the trailhead. We did a little exploring near a waterfall (not near the trail but off of the road) and had fun doing that.. but by the time we found the trailhead we were exhausted and overheated. Recommend going VERY early in the day. Also, at this point in time, you have to get in water to get to the trail due to water levels. That was scary as heck. Anyway... wouldn't recommend this trail in the summer. Maybe we will try it again in November

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12 days ago

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12 days ago

One of my absolute favorites we've done in the area. Will definitely go back again.

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13 days ago

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13 days ago

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14 days ago

Short and sweet. Beautiful spring flowers during the season.

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19 days ago

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24 days ago

Really enjoyed it. Kicked my butt, but I made it!

hiking
25 days ago

First Things First: Before you come here, consider your vehicle. I don't recommend sedans make the drive down to the bridge where you park and start the hike or swim. Road is very eroded in lots of spots, very dusty, and will mess up alignment on anything smaller than 4x4. See other reviews for reference. If you park at the top, no guarantees on not getting ticket and it is a 2.5 mile walk to the bottom.

My ultimate favorite swimming hole north of Sacramento. Lots of large rocks to jump off into the water (ALWAYS examine water depths first, as they can change throughout the season!)

The water here is VERY clear in the spring and summer months. Bring goggles for a visual treat, can see all the way down.

Best time to go is probably spring and summer. In the fall, the water levels tend to purge down too far.

Note: Pay to park is $10 last I checked but bring a few extra bucks just in case it goes up. There is a payment deposit post; Put cash in envelope and fill out required vehicle information, then deposit in box. Some folks try not to pay but I recommend doing it. Have seen people get ticketed when rangers come through, and I'm pretty sure they come through daily.

Pack List:
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Goggles
Parking money (Cash $10+)
All-Wheel Drive
Trail shoes, water, and long pants for hiking.