I really enjoyed this trail. The first 2 miles of the trail can be physically challenging. The first mile up the incline is great for physical training with added weight to a backpack or weight vest. Great views at the top of the hill. The rest of the trail is relatively flat.

If it's a hot day, get there early. Nice and cool, shaded by being in the valley with the trees. Lots of mud but used branches to give some footing. Had kids with us, no problems. There is bathrooms available at the end. Lots of bugs but no bites.

If you like long trails this is for you. We started the back way instead of going up the hills, and ran down. The elevation wasn’t bad because we didn’t go up, but the views and all was amazing the sound of the water running through the creek, the birds and crickets I loved this trail my sister and I started at 8am and ended at 10. Definitely would do it again.

Nice clear path, lots of friendly people and staff drives the trail Incase anyone is injured or needs assistance

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful hike. I have never done this hike all by itself, but completed it twice by doing two much longer hikes (McGill trail and Three Peaks from Nordic Station). This trail by itself is very easy, beautiful, wide (easy to keep distance), and easy to follow. lots of beautiful trees. Unbelievable there is still a bit of snow left on IG @picbynathan

I did this trail at the same time as Three Peaks from Nordic Station. I just extended the hike by summiting Mt Pinos, Sawmill Mt, and Grouse mt. Trail is easy to follow, beautiful, nice views on IG @picbynathan

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

beautiful morning. recommend for a morning hike

This is open as of today - nice easy drive with incredible views. Did this after ascending Lockwood/miller jeep trail.

the hike is mostly shaded. Early mornings works best on a Saturday. Mid morning on our way down we started to see some big groups roll in. Mountain bikers frequently use this trail. We saw more mountain bikers than hikers. this is a beautiful trail. It is very peaceful up there.

We biked the first two miles and hiked the three-ish miles to the end. The trail is fairly flat and not too rocky. The wilderness trail that begins at the end of the bike trail is overgrown so we had to turn back.

Lived in Bakersfield pretty much all my life. Never heard of this place. Went up just for 30 minutes, due to the park closing at 6. Heading back up this Friday to check it out! Four stars for the view and fresh air.

on Mount Pinos Trail

hiking
snow
18 days ago

Little bit of snow, but not much. Went to Sawmill after Mt Pinos. Beautiful hike! Will definitely be back.

hiking
bugs
fee
muddy
18 days ago

I hiked on May 16. Parking was easy. The trail was great other than there was one big puddle in the middle of the trail. There no clear indication of the summit but I guess once you’re at the tower you’ve made it.

Started at BSA Camp, hiked up to Lilly Meadows, and then went cross-country to create a 10-mile lollipop loop. Lots of bushwhacking. Good fun.

hiking
22 days ago

Very short but beautiful hike through a pine forest. To add more miles, you can continue on to Sawmill Mountain and Grouse Mountain. Look for these additions in AllTrails as well.

Was a beautiful trip

hiking
snow
23 days ago

Great hike, will do it again!

hiking
25 days ago

Open, snowfree but it was hot :) recommend

hiking
1 month ago

Our first time using this trail. We were very confused about parking; the campground was empty, but there are signs that say you need to pay a fee to park at the clubhouse - there was no clubhouse around anywhere, so we took our chances and parked at the dog park (technically, we did have our dog with us) and walked to the trailhead. Beautiful trail, but loose gravel most of the way, so there is some slipping and sliding. I had my hiking poles in the car but decided not to bring them - wished I'd made a different decision due to the loose gravel. We went on a Saturday afternoon... beautiful weather and only ran into one other hiker the entire time. Because we were concerned about where we'd left our car and whether it might be towed, we turned around at the end of the trail and went back the same way we went up. Breathtaking views of Mt. Pinos to our south, still snow-capped.

ohv/off road driving
1 month ago

Trail was closed.

on Eagle Pass Ridge

hiking
1 month ago

I hike Eagle Pass Ridge often, and it takes about an hour total. Starting at the campground, the trail climbs up for a short while, sort of levels off, then eventually loops down a rocky watershed to the big meadow and back to the campground. It offers spectacular views of PMC and the surrounding mountains and valley. In July the wildflowers seem to be at their peak, (late bloom, high elevation) I counted over 10 different kinds of flowers there last summer! Gorgeous, and so quiet.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Hiked today 3/28. Park rangers were enforcing the number of visitors at the gate booth and parking lot. Flowers are not yet blooming. Tule Elk trail and trail to Raven’s landing (includes Reflection Pond were closed. Hiked about 6miles toward the mountains, there were hundreds of sheep munching on the grass. I’ll be back.

hiking
muddy
no shade
2 months ago

Love it! I try to do it once per week. It was very foggy and yet great. It gets really muddy after the second mile at this time of year

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no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Very good walk. Not difficult, but the start is a little steep. This time of year is very nice. Green hills, some wildflowers. Saw 5 Mule Deer near the turn. I'd recommend this only during the cooler months, no shade.

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