Brianna must have hiked a different trail as this is certainly not a flat trail - except for the first mile and a bit of the trail along the reservoir - the trail is steep in places and has lots of significant stair-steps and switchbacks after the reservoir. This site is typically ope Read more... You’ll be smarter than the average bear (or person) if you choose to kick it in the mixed conifer forest at Cherry Valley Campground. Catch some pretty rainbow trout, like this guy. I work long sleeves mainly for sun protection but wore bug spray and have no bites. Easy, mostly paved road right up to trailhead. Lake Valley 5.2 Piute Meadow 6.4 Burst Rock Trail 7.0 Piute Lake 8.0 Whiteside Meadow 8.1 Toejam Lake Trail 9.1 Gem Lake 9.5 Salt Lick Meadow 9.7 Toejam Lake 10.1 Jewelry Lake 10.5 Deer Lake 11.3 Long Lake … Amazing trail, easy to follow, and beautiful sights. Dustin Long 497 views. I was here at Gem Lake. Within the first few miles you’re greeted with panoramic views. Piute State Park c/o Otter Creek State Park PO Box 43 Antimony, UT 84712-0043 (435) 624-3268. No bugs, warm during the day, though pretty cold at night. Groveland District 24545 Highway 120 Groveland, CA 95321 . Babes, bears and drones at Stanislaus National Forest [Ep.2] - Duration: 4:42. This is a moderate loop trail to Jewelry Lake in Stanislaus National Forest. Trailhead parking lot was almost full when we arrived Thursday late afternoon, but we easily found a place to camp near the trailhead. Day two of three, we had a big push up and over the saddle, quite a few downed trees on the trail into Jenkins Canyon but the trail was easy to follow, and the views were amazing! The best part of waking up is the sweet smell of conifers in the morning. The Granite Dome hike is definitely one of my favorites. We hiked this loop clockwise, and I found it extremely enjoyable with all the change in scenery and all the different valleys you go through. Spent Friday night at the trailhead. Great for new backpackers as well! © 2020 Hipcamp, Inc. All rights reserved. During our trip, we made Piute Lake our base camp while we trekked over Piute Pass and into the Humphreys Basin to fish lakes like Summit Lake and Lower Golden Trout Lake. The trail is relatively flat until you get to the start of the peak and then the elevation gain picks up dramatically. We set out to do this as a two day trip, but (foolishly), turned this into a day hike by adding 5 hours of night hiking. Thi Read more... Aside from its cool name, Deadman Campground offers a quiet, wooded experience along the Stanislaus River. Drove up and car camped at Crabtree on Friday night (8/21), hiked out to Gem Lake Saturday, and made it back to the trailhead by early Sunday afternoon. Recommend camping at Deer Lake. Upper Buck Lake is also perfect for camping. Our dogs did great! A fair amount of parking along the road before the trailhead, and didn’t see any signs forbidding it. Supervisor's Office 19777 Greenley Road Sonora, CA 95370. plenty of water along the way, that last mile is tough! Favored by the gypsies and vagabonds, there is a one night lim Read more... Pinecrest campground is in high-demand, and for good reason. Smack dab in the midst of Calaveras Ranger District, you will bask your adventure loving heart in mature forests of firs, pines, and scattered aspen. Nearby Bloomfield Campground along the Mokelumne River (just a creek there) is more picturesque. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Past by about 10 groups of horse/donkey trains. Contact Us : Baker Campground. Just make sure you pack the bug spray and sunscreen because you’re going to be outside all day. Two is always better than one! Deer lake had almost no one. Piute Creek was almost completely dry where it crossed near Groundhog Meadow. Stay Connected. We certainly are. Located on scenic Pinecrest Lake, this is known as the Beverley Hills of the Sierras. Don’t believe us? Trails weave throughout the area, Read more... Fresh mountain air, tall trees and a nearby fishing lake. Trail is not heavily trafficked to get any direction at critical points. area contains multiple trails along the river, as well as some secluded camping sites that can be reserved. Find yourself surrounded by a crowd of like-minded, nature-lovin’ peeps, but keep in mind there is crowds. What can be better than a secluded forest campground with a creek that’ll give you all the serenity you lack in everyday life? We parked at the junction of Crabtree Trailhead and Overflow parking lot. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Find information about Piute Lake State Park, an Utah State Park Much like it's neighbor, Loch Leven Lake, the fishing at Piute Lake yields Brook Trout in the 9-11 inch class. Camping at Lake Utica July 2011 - Duration: 1:58. With grills, fireplaces, and tables on site, what more could your heart desire? Maybe we should have just made the push and camped at Gem lake. Sites were accessible. 2:40. We had a great time backpacking out to Gem Lake. Head over to Pinecrest Lake and spend the day swimming, boating, or fishing, or take a leisurely 4-mile stroll around the lake. Campgrounds operated by federal and state agencies are not yet bookable on Hipcamp. Mosquito Lakes is a pretty awesome place to fish. But the views and the granite and everything else was a 5. Out West with Chris 1,363 views. A sure recipe for a beautiful trip. I highly recommend taking the Northern route first and camping at Piute Lake along the Southern side. Stay Connected. Piute Lake Rosasco Lake Wood Lake Yellowhammer Lake Gianelli's Trail Head ... but no spawning areas. Did we mention the sinks and Read more... Lumsden Bridge Campground offers picturesque camping beside the Tuolomne River. 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