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Starts out kinda boring as you walk the first part on the fire road . Once you branch out on the Five Oaks trial it gets really nice . The hike up will work your legs but well worth the effort . Lots of big trees flowers and views . You can see well beyond The Salton Sea . It will be winding ( maybe cold ) at the top and watch for snakes as we came a little to close to a Green Mojave on the Summit . Coming back down you can take the fire road but I would recommend going back on The 5 Oaks trial . The fire road is steep rocky and not much to see .

Easy hike; even my three year old was able to make it to the top on his own. Nice views

hiking
2 days ago

Easy well maintained trail. 360 degree panoramic views. This is a popular trail, leave early to avoid the crowds. $10 day use fee to park at Paco Picacho campgrounds.

The mileage is not hard, but staying on the trail is a little tough. There are good rock piles, yellow, and blue tape to keep you on track. The markers are better than using GPS, but take your time to see the signs. The fence is down in spring of 2017 so don't stray into the private property. Once you see the green fence go right and look for rocks. Once you get close to the waterfall there isn't much of a trail so you will need to push your way through brush. Stay on the left side of the water and don't cross to soon. It is a nice little adventure.

It was a beautiful and pleasant hike. It started off with a steady continuous upward slope, just enough to keep your heart rate going but not too difficult to the point where you need a break. It has lots of shades, plenty of trees, and you get to see a beautiful scenery once you've reached summit

It turned out to be such a beautiful day, which made this hike even better! Only saw a handful of people on the trail, but pretty much had it to ourselves. Parked on the road, you walk up a pebble drive past someone's peaceful home which was picturesque itself and you could smell there roses from the distance. The whole hike starting at the beginning by walking through the caved entrance is like walking into a fairytale story. Even with a Redwood forest. We really enjoyed this hike, and along the way a few benches, one dedicated to someone's loved one, with views to enjoy and get your breath back.

Rewarding view

Great rock climbing at the top if you're into that.

Post says "No Dogs", but other sites I've read said dog friendly. Can anybody confirm? I'd like to take a hike up there this weekend, but, I'd like to bring my dog.

off road driving
15 days ago

Well maintained dirt roads with a lot of secluded campsites. Bathrooms at the Blair Valley entrance. Hike all of the trails off the road, you won't be disappointed! Pictographs, Morteros, and Marshal South Home trails are all quick, easy, and well worth the effort.

hiking
15 days ago

This hike ends atop a dry waterfall overlooking the valley below. The weekend rains brought snow to the Lagunas and a partial rainbow in the early morning light. We saw one boulder with pictographs and on the right just before the end of the trail are numerous morteros.

hiking
15 days ago

A quick easy hike through a beautiful canyon.

The trail to the Marshal South home. Hike to the peak of Ghost Mountain, about a mile further, for bonus points!

Parked at the Mountain Palm Springs campgrounds and hiked the loop up the wash to a palm grove and spring. There is a bathroom at the trail head.

off road driving
15 days ago

A dirt road that leads to several camping/day sites with shade, potable water, and bathrooms.

off road driving
15 days ago