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Twin Lakes

Shaver Lake, CA

Twin Lakes is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Huntington Lake, California that features two lakes (Lower and Upper Twin Lakes) and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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Rancheria Falls, Huntington Lake
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great family hike. Very easy and the kids love the deep pool.

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Twin Lakes
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20 Completed 7 Reviews

Awesome trail, well worth the drive from Fresno. My wife and I went June of '12 and there was still a few patches of snow. Would highly recommend to those in the central valley looking for a day hike!

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Dinkey Lakes Trail
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22 Completed 14 Reviews

What a great little backpack trip! My wife and I did this in September as a backpack trip. The hike to the lakes is strictly moderate. We had the entire cliff lake to ourselves the first night and with one neighbor the second. The day hiking is just wonderul with Dogtooth Peak on one side and the Three Sisters on the other. We spent the next day wandering around all the lakes which are beautiful and very different based on their elevation.

We brought our little Chica (see photos). We'll do this one again with friends and even young kids. (Oh, we had no mosquito problems in September, but we did see some yellowjackets at the lower elevations before we started hiking. Them's the breaks when in the sierras in the fall.

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Cliff Lake Trailhead
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Cliff lake is absolutely beautiful! Well worth all the mosquitoes (which are pretty bad in the month of July). Camped at Courtright and hiked to cliff lake just for the day. Too bad the only way to camp there is if you have backpacking gear or a horse. Went swimming in the lake, also did some fishing.

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Twin Lakes
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37 Completed 14 Reviews

This is an easy hike with great views. We did this as a half day hike while visiting Huntington Lake. The water is chilly!

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Maxson Trailhead to Hobler Lake
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

I did this in mid September 2013. It was a relatively easy hike. Not too long and not too steep. It was the perfect hike for my wife, who had never done this before and was facing a double mastectomy in a few weeks to deal with breast cancer. She did awesome. The scenery was beautiful, especially from the top of Maxson Dome. Hobler Lake is small and there are not too many flat spots for a large group of campers, like we had. But, it is very pretty and memorable for us.

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Mount Tom Fire Lookout Trail
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

The road was closed so we jumped the fence and walked at dusk to view the super moon it was awesome we drank some wine to toast the moon and hung around until 10 pm. I found the peak marker on the rocks south of the tower.

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Big Creek Railroad Grade Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We drove this route last month (Sept. of 2013). Very smooth dirt road, which was surprising, considering the remoteness of the area. The trail opens into a fantastic view of the foothills looking toward Auberry as you reach the top of Musik Mountain.There was a huge waterfall with a great deal of water flowing, (I believe this was part of the San Joaquin tributary). For the time of year, this was a huge and wonderful surprise!

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Dinkey Lakes Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is a fun trail. It's a good starter trail for some one that has never been backpacking. You can do the loop in a day hike but to really enjoy and take in the views staying over night is recommended. The fishing at all the lakes isn't bad. The fish are truly awesome. The colors on the fish are the kind you see in a magazines.
I started the trail from the cliff lake side. The drive in was not bad it can be done in a car without issues. As for the trail it self it is really clean and easy to follow. The Mosquitos where not a issue at all ( but it was the first week of October so it was a little cooler then normal.)

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Dusy / Ershim Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a review for the hiking trail east of Maxson Dome. There is also the beginning of the Dusy-Ershim OHV trail next to the hiking trail. We hiked to the trail junction up to Hobler lake fork. Round trip from the parking lot at courtright reservoir was three and a half hours, approximately 6 miles. Very nice easy hike. You walk a long way on virtually flat ground and even stroll through a small giant sequoia grove. The sequoia's are no greater than 4 feet in diameter but still very impressive. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.

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