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Amazing, vibrant trail! Coming back from the falls at the top of the stairs take the right if you want to trail run back (it's a broader easier path)

hiking
19 hours ago

SHORT, SWEET and BEAUTIFUL!! Pack a lunch, take a swimsuit, tree hammock and friends (even fury ones!)

Parking is tricky, be patient people are coming and going often enough.

camping
20 hours ago

hiking
22 hours ago

Great hike! Amazing views! Lots of people... Couldn't smell nature so crowded lol

can't recommend it enough. a few things to note:

1. Some of the bridges are busted as hell, but still passable.

2. It's an 11.8 mile round trip to *the first * of the Willow Lakes. It's probably closer to a 13-mile trip to the last one

3. Some people complained about signage, but I thought it was pretty good. Trouble is you can't find this trail on MOST maps. It is, owever, on the 2016 USFS Maps on CalTopo.com

4. It is flippin gorgeous. LOUSY with wildflowers.

camping
23 hours ago

Is it just me or is it starting to get crowded here?

5 lakes in a short distance. Beautiful in the fall as well. In my top 5 Eastern Sierra short hikes.

This was an amazing hike with my three oldest kids (4, 6, and 9). Wildflowers were everywhere and the lake itself was beautiful and serene. The last 200 yards or so are a bit slick and require some caution with young children to avoid skinned knees etc.. Otherwise this is a very family-friendly and enjoyable hike.

Just did this hike today to the lower meadow. I was a little confused about the loop. I followed the signs to Canyon Creek meadow, no problem. There are still just a few spots of snow but nothing you can't easily skirt. The lupines are in full bloom and there are some paint brush scattered here and there. I must have passed a dozen dogs and their owners. Not a one of those dogs were on leashes. So I guess that is more of a suggestion than a rule. I started the hike at 1000 and it was already quite warm on the sunny side of the hike. I saw many people heading up to the upper meadow but I have no personal info on the conditions.

We loved this trail!!

trail running
1 day ago

Beautiful trail with a gradual uphill on the way out and a fun gentle downhill on the way back. I went out about 3.5 miles, but the brush was getting pretty thick after about 3 miles, so I would recommend making it a 6 mile or shorter run/hike on this trail.

backpacking
1 day ago

Absolutely stunning! Came up to the mouth of the trail where it heads down to the lake and was completely taken off guard. Had to drop my pack to snap a bunch of pictures of the awesome melding of man and nature with the view of the damn and the incredible lake! Will be sure to visit frequently as the drive up is easy-going and the trail itself is fairly easy and quick!