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I love this trail. It is extremely dog friendly, there are dog bag stations and trash cans located along the hike. The views are great. Parking is easy because there are several different places to access the trail and parking is free.

1 day ago

Loved the rocky uphill! I wouldn't say it's "easy", maybe moderate and not toddler/baby friendly unless you plan on carrying him/her which would also make an awesome workout. I'd like to do this hike again at sunset to take a slow-shutter photo of the landscape, very nice views from the top. Parking is also not a problem. Overall 2 thumbs up!

It was a difficult trail but every steps we took worth the spectacular view.

Short trail but steep and rocky! AKA Wisdom Tree. There’s a spectacular view from the top, with a Tree and a Flag ( take pics) there is also notebooks to write in under the Tree. I don’t recommend kids. Dogs maybe but please pick up the poop!

Did Baldy via backbone on Sunday (1/15/18). Made it to summit via backbone without crampons but highly recommend them. Still plenty of snow above 8,000 feet. Came down ski hut and more snow on that side. Bring crampons or spikes. Wish I had brought my dog. He would’ve been fine. Be safe.

3 days ago

Not interesting at all. It starts at the Folsom Zoo/City Hall, runs alongside Folsom Prison and ends at Folsom Lake. A large part runs alongside busy roads. No art work is up yet. I think it is really a paved path for a gentle walk if you are with kids at the playground or zoo.

Me and my Dad did this hike a couple years ago and had a good time. It was a beautiful walk on the beach and we saw a lot of seals at the mouth of the Smith. Definitely fun on a nice day.

Great hike. Trail is mostly clear for now, but the last 700 feet or so of elevation have a couple inches of frozen over snow. Doable for now with boots still, but definitely recommend at least microspikes, especially if they get more snow.

Nice variation on this summit if you want to get away from the people and do a cross country route. Steep sections and wash outs galore. Have fun. Better views from the ridgeline as well.

Epic views from the top.

5 days ago

Nice cool breeze coming out of the lower end of the Flume Tunnel which is a welcome treat going up, or down! Locate the tunnel between the two sets of switchbacks ~half way.

We saw many small lizards but no snakes; nonetheless, keep your wits as instructed by the signage.

The end of this trail is somewhat disappointing, but it does provide a view of the ocean over one of the houses.

Overall this is a great hike where you can see beautiful flora, and fauna, as well as a few historical structures while also working on cardio, and your leg muscles!

Tough hike for the beginner. Made it to Wellman’s Divide but had to turn back cause I was spent and couldn’t make it up the peak before the sun went down but still great views and a great trail. Snow was great too!

One of the most fun and challenging hikes Ive been able to do. Took way longer than i expected but the view from the top is definitely worth the trek up. Devils backbone was more exciting than it was nerve wracking. If I could change anything about the hike, I would come down Devils backbone instead of baldy notch. The steep slope destroyed my knees coming down. All in all, an amazing hike.

This hike is very difficult with a steep incline and lots of rocks. Lots of people at the top so getting pictures might take some time.

One of my favorites. If you are in peak shape and have an extra 4 hours to blow then take this trail. Or take it easy and explore. It’s so fun! It can get busy but too bad past Welmans.

Spectacular views indeed, but you walk next to a road almost the entire time, which personally I don't consider a particularly nice hike.

on Flume Trail

9 days ago

Snakes galore. Few mountain cats in the evening. Great views!

I've only done this hike via Bear Canyon trail. I have horrible asthma and at around 6500ft the elevation starts to play with my mentality. I've completed it twice but each time I ask myself why I am doing it again.lol Going this way is roughly 14 miles from the trail head across from the village in Mt. Baldy to San Antonio falls road. I think everyone should do this hike at least once. It's a quite, less traveled route with breathtaking views but definitely for the more experienced hikers. Make sure you have at least 3 litres of water and snacks for fuel. The first 7 miles are about 18 to 23% incline steady! After that the next 4 or so miles are a traverse incline to the summit. After leaving the summit, coming down Devils Backbone was a blast. I ran most of the way until just before the lodge. Its very steep and rocky just before the lifts. Once you get to the lodge its about another 4 miles down the fire road to the San Antonio falls rd entrance/exit. Best time to go is between May and November depending on when winter season starts and ends. HAPPY HIKING!!!

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