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mountain biking
6 days ago

Pretty challenging climb on a mountain bike but well worth it!

I love this app. It picks up such a great diverse selection of trails for all skill levels. thank you!

1 month ago

Easy through lower Deadfall Lakes then more of a moderate climb to upper Deadfall Lakes and beyond to the switchback trail leading to Mt. Eddy. Great hike with lots of views along the way. Perfect view of Mt Shasta from the summit, but very rocky and not very comfortable to sit but you can make it work (lots of small rocks). Great hike that is well worth the effort. Up and back via the PCT trail took about 5.5 hours with a nice lunch break at the summit. Highly recommend.

2 months ago

Had a wonderful 2 night, 3 day stay at Deadfall Lakes, July 22nd to 24th, 2018. As we approached the trail-head, a huge summer shower just passed, and black clouds were drifting by. We judged the rain to be tapering off, and hiked to the larger Deadfall lake from the PCT. About 4 miles in, found a great campsite up from the lake, and settled in for a cloud-to-cloud lightning show that evening. Climbed up Mt. Eddy the next day, with views of Castle Crags, Mt. Shasta and the Trinity Alps in the distance. Very few mosquitoes, a few flies. Lots of through hikers on the PCT.

The lake was not too cool to swim in, just right for a refreshing swim.

trail running
2 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Easy going in and out. 3 miles will be way. Stayed on the other side of the lake. Enjoyed listening to all the wild life. Jumped in the lake when I woke up to start the day jumped in furring the day to cool off and jumped in the lake before bed to wash off all the dust. Lots of day hiking in the surrounding area. Hiked up to the upper lake below MT Eddy. It was a steep hike up but not too bad. Hiked 6 miles to Porcupine Lake and back totaling a little over 12 miles Loved seeing all of the PCT hikers. Would do this hike again.

3 months ago

Its a beautiful place. Hot and dry above the tree line. At the top we saw a few clouds come in, then mushroomed into nonstop hail, lightning and thunder for about 20 minutes. Epic storm. Freezing and wet in mid July. Mountain weather.

3 months ago

Quick and enjoyable hike that circles around the Butte for nice views of Lake Shastina, the Shasta Valley, and all that surrounds from the top. I’ve only done this hike once, but would like to do it again. Unfortunately, first time I went there was what appeared to be a sketchy lived in van on the trail that spooked me into not wanting to go back. Nice hike for the off season, especially in winter when everything else is buried in snow!

3 months ago

I’ve done this trail several times after work with my dogs. I enjoy that it is less popular than others. Fantastic vista of the Shasta Valley when you get to the summit. You’ll be able to see Mt. Shasta, Whaleback, Sheep Rock, Herd Peak, Haystack Butte, and Eddy from the top. It does get hot and I’ve seen my fair share of snakes in the summer, so be careful where you step. Enjoyable and fairly short hike. Highly recommend doing this trail in the winter.

3 months ago

The view of Shasta is spectacular! Luckily, Shasta rose above the smoke from the Klamathon fire and there was a slight SSW breeze to keep the smoke at a minimum. Lunch by the lakes is heavenly.

Beautiful run. Once you get to middle deadfall, the trail gets considerably steeper in slope. Upper deadfall lake is well worth seeing. This trail is great in May/June, after that it gets pretty rundown with tourists, dogs, etc. High desert terrain, can drink from certain springs in the early season

Fun trail, only 2 other people on the trail. Lakes were great for our dog to swim. Trail gets a little steep at times, but fairly easy. Will definitely do again!

awesome hike.

FR 17 is paved the whole way. great scenery on the drive.

trailhead is a little tricky to fine. There is no signage from the road. it is exactly as indicated on all trails. at the hairpin turn there's a gravel pullout and the trailhead is crossed the road. we stacked up some rocks on road to help mark trailhead. we were also trying to find it before sunrise so that added an element of difficulty.

overall awesome hike. meadow was a little squishy. waterproof boots are a must. you have soggy feet almost immediately without them.

4 months ago

Excellent trail. Starts off with a gentle incline and gradually becomes moderate. The lower Caldwell Lake is a bit harder to access due to the trail going by it and the surrounding trees. The upper two lakes can be circumnavigated, though some parts were marshy. The very upper lake had a spring flowing into it (came out of the mountain about 50 feet uphill). Some beautiful views of Mount Shasta too.

Road there was paved but one lane at times. With steep curves, slow driving recommended.

8 months ago

Gorgeous recently rebuilt trail to lakes that rival Heart Lake for their perspective of Mt Shasta

9 months ago

great hike....passing 3 of the deadfall lakes...switchbacks to summit....not too strenuous but it is not easy by any measure

11 months ago

Great hike ...steep up mt eddy though. It the views are awesome!

This is an opportunity for a quick 2 mile outing. You don't really realize you are circling a college campus once you start on the trail.

we hike this in late October from the PCT Trailhead it was 11.7 Miles round-trip beautiful hike beautiful views at the top

Thursday, September 28, 2017

We had a spectacular day on this trail today. It is challenging enough for this 64-year old girl but the views from beginning to the top are worth the climb.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Fun hike. The lakes make for refreshing rest spots. Smoke was too dense to see anything from the summit, so we'll hafta go again.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lovely lovely backpacking trip to dead fall lakes and a day hike to mount Eddie!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Enjoyed this hike and the various lakes that provided good places to stop and enjoy the views. Despite the smoke we got a great view of Mt Shasta at the summit as our reward for what is a relatively gentle climb

Monday, August 14, 2017

The climb to the clouds.

Monday, July 31, 2017

I hike in the Tahoe area 20-30 miles a week. Definitely have some experience. I wouldn't consider this particular hike to be 'moderate!'
It's definitely not for beginners unless you plan on being out all day. Went up and back in 3.5 hours. Very scenic and lots of solitude. Probably one of my favorites!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

we can't really put a rate on it for the last 2 weeks in a row we have gone back and each time there has been snow on the road leading directly to the trailhead, really wish the roads were maintenance but unless you have a monster truck with 4-wheel drive you and not going to make it through there... looks like we're going to have to wait another month which would be the 1st of June before we can attempt to go back up the road for the trail head...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Not so sure this Trail had much to offer. You can get most of these views without any effort on multiple other trails around here. Maybe it's better earlier in the season when it's cooler and there's snow on the ground, but in mid-august it sucked.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Hiked there Friday before 4th of July. Lots of cars in the upper and lower parking lots but really didn't see many people which was awesome! Always a fabulous Alpine hike.

Took the upper parking lot Trail (not up thru the meadow hill usually with Pitcher Plants). Was a little hot Friday but grateful for the couple of refreshing streams. Wildflowers were just after the peak, but still a great variety of Indian Paintbrush, Lupine, Shooting Star, Alpine Phlox, Pussy Paws, Yarrow, Penstamen, and many more. Hope you get there soon to enjoy another week or 2 of Wildflowers!

Hiking up to Mount Eddy, tons of mosquitos and horse flies or tiny bugs that really hurt!!! I forgot the bug repellent and I rcvd about 30 bites just from the PCT junction up and down Mt Eddy! I've never had this issue in the past and have hiked her dozens of times!

Gorgeous views of Mt Shasta, Black Butte, Castle Crags, Trinity Alps, Lassen Peak and more! There was still some snow at the top of Mt Eddy but nothing to worry about.

One of my favorite hikes in the area! Top contender is 40N45 PCT junction to Porcupine Lake with gorgeous views of Mount Shasta and a view of Gumboot Lake and 2 other lakes. The Wildflowers here were even better than Deadfall Lakes to Mt Eddy!!! Enjoy both 8 - 10mile RT loops!!! :)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The hike was grate. We hiked to the summit of Mt Eddy. After dead fall lake it gets steep and the switch backs but even if your not a grate hiker it's do-able just take your time.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's a nice hike with all the dead falls lakes around as you hike up. Went up to the top for lunch. Amazing views all around chilled for about hour and a half then hiked down.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

We only went as far as Middle Deadfall Lake but it was gorgeous! About 6 miles total out and back to the middle lake from the parking lot. The trail is pretty narrow in places, and one area seemed to have had a rock slide. However, the trail is very manageable by a fit person and not too strenuous. There was a lot of sun and and we got a late start, so part of our party turned around after 2 miles (including my 2 dogs; 5 and 10 lbs).

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