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Nice trail to feel like you're out a bit in nature without having to drive too far. The views are lovely in spots and the trail is open year round. Just watch out for the poison oak. :P

A little rocky in spots but well worth it!

backpacking
7 days ago

This is my favorite backpacking trip I've ever taken. Beautiful canyons, cute swimming spots, and great people. There's some farm/resorts in the middle that offer nice resting spots. It's a tough hike for sure (feels like uphill both ways) and it's REALLY hot in the summer, but the views are worth it.

Beautiful scenery with regular access to the river, which was great for my dog on a hot day. Lots of poison oak and blackberry. Falls were not quite what I expected, so I accidentally passed them and continued too far along the river. I wasn't sure where the trail actually ended, but it must have been a bit past the pit toilet.

Nice trail . Lots of poison oak!!!! Be careful

backpacking
17 days ago

So incredibly beautiful out there. Cleansing for the soul. I never wanted to leave the trail. I can't wait to get back out there.

backpacking
23 days ago

It was the most rewarding trail I have every backpacked, best if split into 5 days, but do able in 4 day. The experience is indescribable, but I can say that the scenery is majestic. The negative side if I had to pick one would be the mosquitos are in abundance this year due to the wet winter we had. I loved this trail, and will definitely do it once more.

hiking
23 days ago

For our first time we started at Foster Bar. Unfortunately we stayed at Tacoma Middle Camp and the bears got all our food. They break into the boxes and hoist. Next time we will use the bear fence area. For what we saw it was wonderful can't wait until next year when we get to try again. We won't be sleeping at Tacoma.

Honestly after the first mile you completely lose the trail. Such a bummer after driving 40 minutes to the spot and then discovering you can't hike far before totally getting lost :(

hiking
26 days ago

Lovely place to hike

This trail is hard. All of the maps we had said 40.5 miles, but our GPS said 49.2. We spoke with a BLM worker and he said all the maps are river miles not trail miles. Do not trust the mile markers on the trail, they lie. BLM was out a day before us, GPS'ing the trail so they can update the maps. We only saw 1 rattler and 1 bear. The bears up by Tate and Tacoma were stealing food, so make use of the bear boxes and fences. There are several spots where the trail had been washed out from mud slides so be careful!

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
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backpacking
1 month ago

2nd time we have done this trail. last year we went from graves creek to foster bar, this year we started at foster bar. We absolutely love this trail, although I would not recommend starting at foster bar. It seems every ridge you hit at noon to 3 in the scolding hot Sun!

One of my personal favorites! The start is a little rough and rocky but the mellows out after a mile or so. Great views all the way. It can be quite hot during the summer months so bring water or a good filter. Whiskey Creek cabin is 3 miles in and makes for a good first destination. Bring good shoes too as the trail can be rocky and rough on feet. Enjoy!

backpacking
1 month ago

Just finished this on June 8, 2917. Can't wait to do again and definitely will. There is a lot of trail maintenance that is needed. Had a few slides to navigate. Only one that was real bad. That's the only reason I gave it 4 and not 5. If you have ever considered doing this one. Take the plunge. It is well worth it.