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There used to be a very sturdy log bridge at the Hwy 41 trailhead. My friend & I hiked from the Sugar Pine Trailhead to the Hwy 41 trailhead but stayed on far side. We hiked out and back. Then if one wanted, move car to the Hwy 41 trailhead & hike the trail toward Corlieu Falls & Cedar Valley staying on highway side of Lewis Creek. I do not know a way one could hike from Sugar Pine end to the Cedar Valley end without crossing on the log with the rope without moving the car. We do not know why the sturdy log bridge with a flat walking surface and wooden handrail was removed or not replaced.

hiking
14 days ago

Tried to get to this yesterday May 11 and couldn’t even get to the trailhead because of the snow. Might have been crossable in a 4wd car. It started about 12 miles from the trailhead. Recommend waiting a couple of weeks unless you have snowshoes and 4wd

Parked at second trail head off 41 and went up to Red Rock Falls first then came down to Corlieu Falls to end the hike. Amazing falls. Not very difficult to get too. Is there any other way to cross creek easier than the log with rope to get to Red Rock Falls? Would love to take my son with me next time just looking for an easier way to cross.

Very nice and beautiful! Though there are fallen trees you can see effort being made to clear them. The waterfalls were very pretty. Make sure you have mosquito repellent!

As of today, most of the trees are cleared. A group with chainsaws came through and cleared it on my way back for this hike. Also, many people were confused but go left at the sign instead of right if you take the entrance right off of 41. Cross the tree with the rope.

off road driving
21 days ago

Most difficult

lots of fallen trees blocking trail

Hiked today (4-23-19). There are some trees down on the trail but nothing to hard to get over, under or around. There is a lot of poison oak coming up along the trail and there were a lot of face flies. Very annoying. I did see fresh bear tracks in one spot but did NOT see one. It’s a very nice hike.

I normally love this hike, but there are dozens of fallen trees across the trail right now. It's still passable, but it's in a strong need of maintenance.

tons of people. like, unreal number lots of fallen trees that made it difficult with deuter & osprey child carriers

off road driving
1 month ago

Did this trail in April. The big fire roads were all open however smaller trails were closed and trees were blocking trail. Me as my buddy went in dirt bikes and still had a blast just wished the smaller trails were open

Awesome trail! We only hiked to the Corlieu Falls. Beautiful Falls!!! Beautiful scenery!! Trailhead off of 41 was easy to find. We found the trail easy to follow. Alot of fallen trees across the trail which we all found an adventure and fun!! Plenty of places to stop and enjoy the scenery and more importantly to catch our breath. We would definitely complete this trail the next time we are in the area. Highly recommended!!!

Beautiful waterfall and area in general. Lots of downed trees to climb over or under. The ticks are definitely out already. Enjoy!

road to trailhead is blocked as of April 2019. trees in roadway past gate, and gate is locked. park at sign for Nelder campground. lots of fun, snow on the ground. pretty!

hiking
1 month ago

Okay, easy for my small son to navigate with some help at times. Not stroller friendly!

The weather was perfect so that helped. mix of flat, uphill, and lots of scenic views. I took my 8 and 6 year old boys. I was a little nervous going up the side of mtn with them, just went slow. We made it to the waterfall but I think there was still more to hike. Other than that, great trail!!

hiking
off trail
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Many moon ago (26yrs), experiences this area with Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides that only been in business for 3yrs. Our group of 7 and two young hardy Monster guides treck this 4 nighter/ 5 day’er backpacking adventure that never fell short of spectacular, for example enjoying a golden trout cut-up into sushi from this alpine lake. Outstanding view of Mount Whitney,Sideview of Half Dome not to leave out the Stargazing at night!

Great trail, with beautiful waterfalls. Lots of down trees, but easy to navigate around them.

Completed 3/31/2019. Wear tick repellent. They are out and HUNGRY! Don't follow the road all the way. You will end up at the lake. When you see brown trail markers on your left and a hill sloping up to the right, find the trail markers on the right. They are covered with bushes and you can't see them coming in. Pass through the gate and walk a little ways. You will see a clearing to the left and some logs in a perfect long line almost pushing you to keep going down the road. Climb over them and keep going. They are purposefully blocking the lookout road. Once you pass this section the trail is more visible. The lookout was locked, but still had a stunning view of snow peaked mountains and the lake below. May do this one again now that I know where I'm going. Lol!

1 month ago

better than a walk around the block

Good challenging trail. Not well marked, but relatively easy to follow. Lots of downed trees right now, but volunteers are working hard on it.

Nice hike, 20 downed trees along the route but are easy to maneuver over or around. Great view of the waterfall and overlooking the forest.

I love this hike!!! Parked at Cedar Valley trail head. It was hard to follow the trail at points because there are so many trees & branches down. The falls were BEAUTIFUL!!! Well worth climbing over, under and around felled trees.

Only went half way. A lot of trees being cut and piles everywhere. Blocked rest of trail. Good views of lake and area. Very pretty.

NOTE: the distance and route has been updated for this trail with my recording. Distance is much more accurate but note that the trail now skips Chain Lakes as I did not visit that section! There’s still a yellow waypoint and it’s easy to walk along the trail and get there.

hiking
3 months ago

Is this 11.8 miles round trip or each way?

UPDATE: Found a tick on my back the day after doing this hike. Removed it but had to go to urgent care for a preventative antibiotic. Use really good repellant and do a thorough check after hiking! Lyme disease is no joke Really nice trail! Starting from the south entrance, lots of downed trees (fun to climb over and under!). The first waterfall is gorgeous!!! A little beyond that, the river was too high to cross if you stayed on the trail. We were able to hike a bit north of the trail and found a place to cross, thanks to a downed tree, plus some well placed rocks (slippery - be careful!). Also, the end of this particular hike is not marked at all. Because the actual trail on the ground continues, we only found out by checking the AllTrails map that we were well past the Lewis Creek Trail and near Sugar Pine. Made for a longer hike than planned but it was a great day!

Great trail a lot of trees down

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