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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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Bald Mountain
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

Great trail but is you should definitely have a modified jeep or something with a short wheel base. I went in a dodge Durango with a 2 inch lift and 31 inch tires and made it but I wish I would have had my jeep. To bad I broke the rear axle and housing on a different trail 4 weeks ago and am upgrading to a Dana 44 by G2 with a locker. great views and a fun day trip from Madera. Always remember ONLY THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO GO TO FAR CAN POSSIBLEY FIND OUT HOW FAR ONE CAN GO!!!

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Twin Lakes
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10 Completed 11 Reviews

did this trail today. it's a nice trail.. is a bit strenuous! there may be loose rocks so watch your step! the upper twin lake is awesome! great views and fishing as well...

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Brewer Lake
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Very fun! It's a good trail for wheeling. I have basically a stock Gen 1 Montero with 29.5" BFG ATs and it was pretty easy all up until "the rock pile". I attempted it but my skid plates definitely got used, too much than I was comfortable with so I just backed down, and parked right before it.

My buddy with 32" tires in a XJ was able to get over the rock pile (with some slight scraping on rear diff), and was able to complete the rest of the trail (which is not much).

95% of the trail is easy/semi-easy then you encounter "The Rock Pile" as it's known. If you are not on at least 31s this will be a very tricky obstacle. Have no qualms about taking this trail, if you are 4x4 and have a good amount of clearance underneath. The Rock Pile is at the very end of the trail, and about 1/4 mile from Brewer Lake. Fun little trail, saw other rigs built up a lot more than ours. I would definitely rate this as Moderate. Stock high-clearance SUVs/Jeeps probably would not make it over the rock pile unless you have lockers or bigger tires (the rest of the trail would be easy-peasy).

Fishing wasn't great in the middle of the day when we tried fishing. Saw a few fish jumping but none of them bit on anything.

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Rancheria Falls, Huntington Lake
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Easy and gorgeous. Water was low so the bottom of the falls was a pool to sit in or wade in. The kids with us loved it. Adults loved it. Win, win!!

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Indian Pools
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Short & sweet. Would be a nice place for lunch or to spend the day sunning. Follow China Peak's parking lot all the way to the VeRY back - trailhead is there, unmarked. Beautiful place!

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Rancheria Falls, Huntington Lake
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Nice trail, nice waterfall in May. No reason not to do this hike. Lowered car/truck might have to hike in from HWY 168.

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Maxson Trailhead to Hobler Lake
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy to follow trail. Best fishing out of a natural lake I have ever fished. Native rainbows ranging from 7-13 inches. Great camp site on east side of lake.

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Dinkey Lakes Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The road is rough but very worth the trip. The hike is easy and packed with scenery including natural waterfalls, meadows, and high peaks. The mosquito are vicious at the lakes, make sure you have repellant and use it often. In only an hour of fishing at First Dinkey Lake we caught and released numerous brook and rainbow trout, best fishing activity I've ever witnessed.

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Mount Tom Fire Lookout Trail
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

did this trail in 2 wheel drive with my family back in 2007. the view from the top is great. very dusty and watch for snakes.

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Brewer Lake
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15 Completed 13 Reviews

did this trail with my wife and kids in the jeep. there was still snow on the ground when we went. great day trip from madera. the lake is nice and has fish in it.

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