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Nice and easy hike. Found some trash along the way.

Mostly flat and easy. Saw a few Bald Eagles.

Nice hike along the lake.

very nice easy trail. Not a lot of shade but great views of the lake.

Great hike near town. Very scenic. I went for the sunrise (see pic). Yes it's Rocky, so easy to moderate.

I started early at 5:45 am and didn't see anyone on the trail until around 9 am.

The sunrise facing east out the north end inlet was spectacular.

Did this hike on Saturday morning (8/4/18) with the intent to capture a sunrise. The trail and sun did not disappoint (see pics). The hike itself is easy, but the rocky trail could make it more of a moderate hike for some.

If going for a Sunrise I recommend dropping into the north end inlet and using the exposed rock cliff and shoreline as a natural contrasting boundary to focus and frame the sun.

Then enjoy the 6 mile round trip out & back hike with the "sun dancing" along your side.

Only negative is paying state park fees for the hike. But can't really complain as it helps maintain the parks.

Easy hike to get in after work.

The footing was a lot harder going than expected but thoroughly enjoyed it. Saw lots of wildlife, mule deer, lizards and a bull snake.

Ran out hiked back beautiful day .just take care of footing when running.
Very few people on trail 10:30 AM

excellent trail and beautiful views of Carter lake.

Nice lake-shore hike -- mostly ponderosa pine shaded, with cool breezes off the water. Under-rated at "Easy"...more like "Moderate" at 6.2 miles round-trip, with ups + downs and good steeps around the 6-7 coves. Can park on either end -- the southern end has an improved nice trail for 200 yards. But the rest is narrow and rocky. Definately a heads-down trail! $7 day-use fee.

I hike this trail quite often with my Great Aunt and our dogs. I've jogged this trail solo too and it was fun. There is parking on either side of the trail, so it could be made into a 3ish mile hike if done one way. I have found deer legs on the trail, so be aware of wildlife.

fun busy trail. lots of cactus so watch out for your pets.

This trail is very technical, rocks everywhere. From large boulders to small loose rock, there's only a few spots where I even dare to take my eyes off the trail. I'll only go here when my friends come to fish so I can bum off their park pass. $7 entrance fee otherwise.

Arrived early enough in the season to be the only hikers on the trail. Also, no boaters in sight just a few people fishing on the banks. Pretty easy/moderate hike with lots of rocks but great views. Dogs will love this one too!

Fairly easy hike but the terrain is rocky.

This was a very pretty trail to walk. It had very little elevation change, parallels the lake the whole time, and I only saw a few others on the trail. Very enjoyable!

This is a beautiful hiking trail! I would not recommend it for trail running however. It is a very rocky path about 75% of the way. Yay hiking/nay running.

Easy, early season hike. Not as many people as I was expecting there to be.

Super easy hike. Saw tons of wild turkeys, deer and no people. It was great day!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We walked the length of the Sundance Trail (north to south end of the Reservoir and back) many people are commenting this this trail is harder than expected. To be clear - the trail is mostly level but definitely has lots of elevation change, especially as you pass the inlets. There is some loose rock and LOTS of embedded rock. You need to treat this as an actual hike and not just a walk in the park. Wear sturdy shoes and be ready for some hills, and you will be prepared.

MODERATE hike due to terrain, but still nice and very enjoyable. Gotta pay to park if you don't have the pass. Worth it.

Not a "hike" in the traditional sense. Don't expect solitude or tranquility. It's a 3-mile out-and-back path with some loose rock and hills that circles a heavily populated reservoir. We could hear (and see) boaters with their music blaring and people partying the entire time. No thanks.

Rates as "easy". Not. More like moderate or above!
Loose shale rock makes footing unstable, especially with two Labradors! Some steep drop-offs and poorly marked trail. Upside is beautiful scenery and a great place for dogs to swim about 1/3 way in.

This trail is rated as easy. It hikes more like a moderate. The constant elevation change and loose rocks were demanding and tiring. Since we hiked mid week we were alone on the trail.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

I like this trail, but be ready, its not easy. its not super difficult, but the climbing and scrambling over ledges is very tiring, and the long, trail climbs are very tasking as well.. we went on a Wednesday afternoon, and we were the only ones on the trail, that was nice!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Very crowded, no views of the mountains. Follows Carter Lake parking lot to parking lot. So no view at the end that makes it worth it!

VERY pretty lake, the trail parallels the lake the whole way. Plenty of places to swim. The trail gets VERY busy in the summer months, if you space out and get past the first half mile it gets pretty isolated. Crumbly shale shelves make up the majority of the foot path.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

It's a decent trail that you'll want to do early before the boaters come out. I'd do it again.

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