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Beautiful hike. If you bring dogs make sure you bring water for them as the creek isn’t until the very end of the hike. We didn’t have a lot of time to explore but at the bottom where the creek is, it’s very thick and we got into some stinging nettles (not the end of the world, but they still hurt). I would also mention that the mileage of this hike is a little longer than it states. I would say easy enough for kids.

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike, keep going all the way to the river it's a beautiful little spot. The whole hike took about 2 hrs travel time

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

6.4 total up and back. nice variety of terrain. Switchbacks made the elevation gain easy. Continue over the top on Cedar Springs trail through burn area, desert views, cedar Grove and spring. Just didn't expect to see big cedars there. Nice prize at the end.

backpacking
3 months ago

I bagged this peak while section hiking the PCT. There isn't much of a view other than Pine Trees. North of the peak there's a nice rock to watch the sunset from.

backpacking
3 months ago

I bagged this peak while section hiking the PCT. Nice views!

backpacking
3 months ago

I bagged this peak while section hiking the PCT. Nice views!

backpacking
3 months ago

A nice secluded place to camp. Lots of trees and shade at the remote campsites. The spring was still flowing mid July. I'm not sure if it flows year round but it's nice to not have to carry all your water in. The source of the spring isn't very easy to get to. It's in a ditch and there are hundreds of flies, bees, and probably mosquitoes in there with you. It was however the best tasting water and it was cold! I'd recommend filtering it before you drink it.

a trail for the whole family. we had a blast and the kids love the views

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

not easy..... but great views and trail. I would definitely rate as moderate to hard...hard on a hot day.......

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

I would rate this hike as a moderate hike. The climb up can be steep at times. Full sun at times. I recommend this hike on a cool day. The views are worth the hike for sure. I just want the rating to be moderate.

mountain biking
4 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

This is the most beautiful hike...I would not say it is Easy...more like a firm Moderate.