Explore the most popular trails near Baring with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
10 days ago

Didn’t finish due to late start, definitely liked what I saw and will be returning to complete this hike.

hiking
10 days ago

Similar to other reviewers. Easy, family friendly. Some ice on the lake itself which looked “cool” , pun intended :) , but no ice on the trail. There is a basic pit toilet, if really in need , near the far end of the lake up on the left. My only regret was not getting there early enough to catch the sun on the rock face.

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muddy
13 days ago

Fun, short and easy hike. Most of the trail is covered which makes it a great hike to do on a rainy day. It’s well managed and not too rocky. Bathrooms are closed for the season.

hiking
13 days ago

It was an awesome hike, the lake was starting freeze, half of it was frozen. The scenery was so good and it is an easy hike. Came up only 3.5miles round trip, the only problem was the 4.5 miles on the 635 route was a grag being single lane

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15 days ago

Trail is well taken care of, lake was beautiful. Not much ice on the trail yet.

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muddy
27 days ago

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29 days ago

First time on this trail and we really enjoyed it. Not too many other hikers, only one group had noisy kids and dogs. Scenery was lovely, and the lake at the end is a nice stopping point before turning back. The outdoor toilet was locked due to lack of funding, so be aware when you visit. Road to trail head did have some potholes after the heavy rains. We will go to this trail again!

hiking
1 month ago

In pretty good shape, pretty walk though the woods with minimal elevation gain. Make sure and follow the trail to the end of the lake. Great mountain view. 4 miles of gravel FS road to the trailhead in decent shape. As of Oct 14th when I went the porta potty was locked. Also people leaving trash at the parking lot

hiking
1 month ago

Such a good time. Came at 11:30 on a Sunday. Full parking lot but easily parked just on the side road right at the trail head. Trail well maintained. Beautiful surroundings all the way to the lake. Some roots and rocks on the trail but other than that it is quite easy with minimal gain. Sitting at the lake will be good for your soul and the view of the mountain is unreal. My 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son had no issues hiking the entire way round trip, very family friendly. Highly recommend!!

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
snow
1 month ago

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1 month ago

The hike was an easy 2 miles in and 2 miles out with little elevation gain. The trail ends at the lake with a mountain looming over it. The scenery of the forest and of the mountain were spectacular. The only down side was that the only wild life we saw wore a MAGA hat.

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muddy
snow
1 month ago

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

I rolled in around noon on a Sunday and didn’t have any trouble getting a parking spot. the four miles of forest road are in great shape and I made it up easily in my dodge grand caravan. there are some spots with potholes and large rocks, but I just went slow and everything was chill. the trail is muddy in spots but is a nice easy trail with gentle up and downs. the leaves are changing, temps are great, and there are a ton of cool mushrooms. the lake definitely had signs of heavy traffic and abuse from the summer, so I think the shoulder season is the time to camp here if you don’t want to deal with massive crowds.

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muddy
1 month ago

easy..ish. Not easy like city trails. Rocks, roots, and mud provide a bit of a challenge. Not crowded at all on an overcast Saturday morning. Beautiful camping next to the lake.

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bugs
muddy
snow
1 month ago

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

A nice peaceful trail. Didn't see too many people out there today. Loved the view, and the hundreds species of mushrooms along the trail. We did find a nice chunk of Bears Head Tooth mushroom out there. The trail is muddy and ick in areas, however it is super easy.

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2 months ago

Just purchased a couple of backpacking backpacks for our young(ish) kids 7 & 5, and this short trail was a perfect spot to test them out. The terrain is easy, mostly flat, some rocks and roots, but nothing too crazy, even in the rain. There are a few camping spots along the lake, and every one we checked out was nicer than the one before. But we settled on one with a pretty nice "private" beach (I think most of them had nice lake access). It even had a nice box toilet just up the hill, which with a couple of kids, in the middle of the night, in the rain... is almost indispensable. We had a great time, and will go again when we need a quick camping fix with not much time for a longer hike.

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2 months ago

I've hiked this a few different times but never left a review!! Love this trail, very tranquil. Great for most skill levels, dogs and kids. The lake is beautiful at the end. Parking with bathroom at trailhead

on Barclay Lake Trail

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off trail
washed out
2 months ago

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2 months ago

High humidity, breezeless, lush foliage, and moss-covered trees give this hike an elfin like feel. Gently undulating trail does have the some rocks and roots to traverse, making this the light side of a moderate trail. Early September, the stream was dry and virtually unnoticeable throughout the hike. Lake is very low, but the pay off is the vista of the massive cliffs on the other side of the lake, which are spectacular.

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2 months ago

First things first, easy trail my bleep, bleep, bleepity bleep. People calling this easy haven't been on actual easy trails in the area, this is NOT comparable to trails like Old Sauk which is definitely easy. This is on par with Boulder River trail, definitely moderate. There are A LOT of rocks and A LOT of roots, you cannot just idly walk and enjoy scenery or you will eat the dirt. WTA was out this day, despite the WTA site saying the work party was Friday - no matter, they are always friendly and give way. They were working the mid to latter portions of the trail. The payoff makes the hike worth it, the views are STUNNING. The lake is very low, and I'm super bummed I didn't bring swimming shorts, next time! Very shaded walk, with a few sun breaks. Bugs aren't bad, privy at the trailhead, pay box on site if you don't have the proper pass, road is in a FS road, plan accordingly and watch for pot holes. It is definitely 4.4 miles round trip, elevation gain feels significantly higher than 387 feet, my FitBit says 48 floors for the hike, which it calculates as 10 feet at one time, 480 does seem more on par for the elevation, and it's not gradual, where it increases it's bursts of increase.

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