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My husband and I hiked here with our two dogs on May 31st. The weather was great, cool and almost all of the trail is shaded. It was great for our dogs because the ground is mostly dirt and long pine needles (probably not what they’re called). But not rocky like some other areas on the way to Tahoe/in Tahoe that are bad for dog feet. We saw a few other hikers and a few mountain bikers. Everyone was polite. The directions link for Google Maps worked perfectly to get us to the trailhead. However, following the map provided at the trailhead for hiking was more challenging. On our first attempt, we started down the route right past the trail map and somehow looped right back to the parking lot, yielding a 2 mile walk. We then decided to walk down the trail at the end of the parking lot. Do not recommend. It was all flooded and there was a ton of housing debris and shotgun shells. So we felt creeped out and turned back to try the trails beyond the sign again. This time we followed the “8” signs and it was going pretty well until about 4 miles in, when we ended up on a semi-paved road. We were pretty tired at this point because the trail was consistently uphill. We followed the paved road for awhile and then I decided to look at Google Maps. Thankfully I had cell service, and it brought us back to the parking lot along a different road (had to turn back), walking for about a mile and a half. All in all, it was a nice day. Great weather, pretty scenery, lots of shade. But probably won’t do this again unless we use trail guidance assistance. (Just didn’t seem like it would be that hard! Lol.)

It was peaceful and beautiful. Nice day to go on a hike.

It was a great and fun family experience. Very tough, I was really exhausted after words. The Potato Chip Rock looks bigger in pictures but maybe not in person.

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12 hours ago

It’s a nice hike up to the cross & American flag! It was very peaceful. I would definitely be hiking here again.

We did the red loop, connector 2 and the blue loop. According to the chart at the trailhead it should have totaled about 6 miles. We followed the all trails map exactly and it ended up being 8.5. A pretty trail thru the woods, a little muddy in places and rugged but not to much elevation gain. Don’t think I’d do it again. Just not much to see.

Once you have passed the electric posts (100 yards), the walk is really pleasant and offers really nice views on the ocean and the Laguna mountains. Good hiking shoes are recommended to cross the fields of rocks but the hike remains pretty easy.

Beautiful park! Be careful there are too many mountain bikers.

The first mile or so consists of a steady incline. There were many sections both on the out and back and throughout the loop with shady areas. It was perfect for an overcast day. The trail was easy to navigate using this app’s map. The non-loop portion of the trail was heavily trafficked. I started after 930 am and I’d do this trail again but definitely a bit earlier.

One of my favorites in the LG area. We had the total distance as 12.14 (parked on the street just across from the trail head) with 3,140 feet climbed and completed in 3.5 hours. We got rained on quite a bit which was actually pretty pleasant, but the misty clouds blocked most of the view which is usually a beautiful sight of the valley. The halfway point at Mt El Sombroso is anticlimactic, just a couple of power poles. We did the hike mid-day on a Saturday and the trail was fairly empty, especially at the top half portion.

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muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
13 hours ago

Parked about a mile before the end of FR 7305 due to the road being so sketchy. Looking back we could have made it all the way to the end of the FR as the last mile or so wasn’t any worse than what we already drove on. We drove a Subaru Forester. Definitely had to hug the shoulders of the FR, which sometimes causes branches and stuff to scrape across your vehicle, unless you have a higher clearance vehicle than a Subaru, which everyone else on the trail today did. So, don’t bring a vehicle up here that you want to keep super clean. About 5-6 other groups total. We were the first up and down which was good bc it wouldn’t be the easiest thing in the world to figure out how to pass another vehicle on the FR. The road was pot holed, steep, some rocky sections and had those deep ruts that I’ve heard people describe as “road crevasses”. These are the most sketchy parts of the road and is what could cause you to get stuck and/or bottom out. The trail starts at the end of the FR. The trail is oddly well maintained. We got to a section of granite with a little creek and lost the trail, but quickly saw the cairns above us. Followed those and then the trail is easily visible again. At the first overlook of Snow Lake and Nada Lake we headed left to the summit. We hit patches of snow, rock and brush. Didn’t really see much of a trail here anymore so we paved our own way. We made it to the large rock outcropping and overlook just before the “notch” that leads to the true summit. Stopped here due to being content with the views we had and also didn’t feel like trudging up more mixed terrain of snow, rock, brush. No flying bugs really, maybe 1 mosquito and fly, but there were ticks. Views were heavenly. No need for microspikes. Poles were nice on the way down. Driving down the FR was actually easier than on the way up. Maybe 20-30min up the FR. Round trip with the extra mile hike in/out on the FR, breaks, pictures and lunch stop at the top we took about 4 hours total. Lastly, check for ticks. I had 2 on me. At least they’re big enough to see and feel than what I’m used to on the East Coast (Deer ticks). Super fun hike though! Have fun!

5.31.20 Great hike with elevation climb. Dogs are happy. I found an assortment of beautiful wild flowers & butterflies. Would return and go again. Beware lots of poison oak. And ticks. Sunscreen, bug spray and water for dogs. Enjoy!!!

Great trail with nice panoramic view. Relatively easy. We arrived at 8:30am and the parking lot was already full. Shared trail with Mtn bikers.

ohv/off road driving
13 hours ago

lots of camping areas....Easy trail with some pretty cool views! You could roll around stock in any Jeep with little to no issue

hiking
13 hours ago

Great hike, family friendly and well shaded. Is a perfect hot day hike

hiking
13 hours ago

Great trail. Doesn’t lead to the water but there’s little man made trails you can take off of the trail to get to the water. Be aware of the cyclist. Trail gets narrow at some spots.

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no shade
13 hours ago

this was a good one. I can see how the trail can be confusing, start trail along side of 2nd horse pen, go N through Joshua trees, till you reach your first true fork and go right up "bone shaker trail" (marked on Google maps), every other true fork you should be making lefts. Except one once you get to a big cairn pile, stay right to stay on boneshaker. you'll pass a radio tower and straight ahead is an incredible view. I made a loop north from there and went down "Bob gnarly trail" (also marked on Google maps) again making lefts at all true forks. the description here on alltrails does not follow the map they give you, I assume there are many ways to make this hike, but again, if you've never been to this area it can be very confusing. I made a short vlog (with more info in description) if you want to see how the trail goes: https://youtu.be/kQBcY1eIOOg happy trails

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no shade
14 hours ago

It’s something to do, it nothing special compared to other options in Utah.

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bugs
14 hours ago

Really nice views! A little muddy in some spots but you are able to get around those spots easily!

hiking
14 hours ago

5/29/20, first day Mt. Hood NF re-opened trails after closures for COVID. According to MapMyRun, distance from TH to trail end at the junction with Surveyor Ridge and Zigzag trail was 5.75 miles, round-trip 11.5 miles. Under tree cover the entire way, snow-free and just a little muddy in places. You only get close to Dog River for a short time. Far enough from the 35 that you don’t really hear it. Pleasantly surprised but the blooming wildflowers (Lupine, Larkspur, Paintbrush, trillium, Vanilla-leaf, false Solomon seal, anemone, + others I don’t know) and 2 Dogwood trees. Carried masks if needed, but saw nobody else for the first 10 miles, then one hiker and one biker coming up. Thankful for the mountain biking group that maintains this trail and grateful to be on the trail again!!

Really nice shaded trail. I hikes after rain and it was muddy. Highly recommend!

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no shade
rocky
scramble
14 hours ago

was going for a different Trail but wound up on this one. Enjoyed it it was a big incline up and then a big decline down. trailheads in the area are not clearly marked.

hiking
14 hours ago

Lots of litter right now.

Mostly shaded trail, shared with cows and armadillo. Lots of trail markings to be aware of, and plenty of cow/horse droppings to sidestep. Firebreaks crisscross the trail. Some birds and lots of fungi.

Well-maintained trail with pleasant views the entire way and plenty of shade. Not too difficult, just about a half mile of switchbacks to the lookout area. Arrive early; lot was full at 8 am on Saturday. I’d love to do this hike again on a less busy day, but for a weekend hike, I’d recommend going somewhere less heavily trafficked, ESPECIALLY by mountain bikers. We had to step off the trail frequently and encountered a few bikers that were exceptionally rude and a few large groups with drones and/or loud music playing.

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