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6 days ago

Not 4 miles it was 8.3 and we did not even finish it so many bugs!!!! I mean there was not one moment on the trail were there was not swarms of bugs!!!! you couldn't spot and enjoy with out the nats and flys all in you face and stuff we started at 7am end at 12 that is 5 hours of constant hiking the trail is all down going there on the way back it is up not a moderate hike do not do it if you are not experienced or out of shape..... between two people we had 10liters of water and almost ran out super scary .... saw 3 people on the trail so super quite..... but still with bug spray it won't help the bugs are everywhere!!!!! Paved roads all the way to the start of the trail that was nice no service so can't make any calls ...... we went at the end of May oh and you have to cross over so creek beds so be prepared for that and they do have bright orange marked for part of the trail but other then that is was well marked.... I would not do it agin because of the bugs !!!!! Bugs Bugs ruined it alll

alright might be pack in the middle of the day and parking could be better

10 days ago

walking
10 days ago

12 days ago

Completed yesterday, nice workout. Wouldn't recommend for summer hikes, but there was still water flowing at the falls. Had my closest encounter with the biggest rattlesnake I've ever seen, not fun. Careful of the hill climb going to the falls...fairly steep in sections and not much sun protection.

hiking
13 days ago

off road driving
13 days ago

Stay on Bear Ridge!!! You do cross a small stream before coming to Bear Ridge turn-off. Took Bear Ridge out to 4 Corners and came back on Bear Canyon. The views from Bear Ridge are awesome. It was a windy day but the breeze felt really good under the sun. Bear Canyon not so much fun. A very rutted trail, appears to be more of a dry stream bed then an actual trail in spots. No breeze because your down in the canyon. The best I could see is that Pigeon Springs is a cinder block enclosure with a locked top. Did not see any flowing water in the canyon. If I do this hike again I am going to just use the Ridge trail. Got there early enough where there was plenty of parking but be aware that the parking lot will fill up later in the morning.

26 days ago