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Hike was great except for the bugs! We fought swarming gnatlike bugs all day. Insect repellent had no effect, as bugs would not land or bite. They just swarmed around your face constantly. At times a face net would have been great.

Go early before it gets too hot. This is a hard trail for a beginner as I found out, but well worth it.

mountain biking
2 days ago

Classic legacy singletrack, nice add-on to the usual Chilao ride. Very low traffic above horse flat and below the Chilao campground road. Hefty climb up to Chantry. No water.

Relatively easy and short hike to the waterfall. Gets extremely crowded on weekends so plan ahead and start early. You have the option to veer off the main trail and extend your hike to go above the waterfall.

Left early in the morning (near sunrise) to avoid heat and crowds. Had my Aussie come along as the path is pretty dog friendly. Orchid Camp is a great resting place. Shade and places to explore.

5 days ago

Hiked this trail in early July. Many portions are shaded and filled with lush vegetation, so it wasn't too hot. Beautiful waterfall and Creek running along much of the trail up to the Spruce Grove Campgrounds. Parking is terrible so arrive early. Adventure pass is required to park. Be sure to bring bug repellant because the mosquitos are relentless!!!