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Hello guys, this weekend I took my good co worker with me to Lewis Creek Trail in Oakhurst to see Corlieu Falls. It was beautiful and the running waterfall was our tranquility to rejuvenate our soul. She loved it and was hoping we can do an all day hike on our next adventure. Check out my full review of this trail here.

This weekend I reviewed Way-of-the-Mono trail in Bass Lake. It is rated easy and is roughly 1.2 mile. The weather was beautiful. Sunny and breezy. Starting off the trail was a bit moderate until I reached an overlook. It was a great view to Bass Lake. However, it saddened me that the wild fire had reached there. I saw burned trees. From the look of the burn trees, it looked like it… Read More

The Wah Ki’o Trail is one of the nicest and relaxing trail that have beautiful landscape of table mountain, big meadow that goes far to the other side of the mountain and the view to the lake. The Wah Ki’o trail is located at the San Joaquin River Gorge Management Area. The trail is approximately over 4 miles from the parking lot. What I love about the trail was the traffic. It… Read More

Big Bend is part of the San Joaquin River Trail located at the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area.  It is roughly 30 minutes from Fresno. The trail entrance is in the South Finegold Picnic Area. There is a $10.00 fee to park there, however many people park outside the picnic area and walk to the trail entrance. Getting to Big Bend was 3 miles. The first mile was rough. A level 4… Read More

Pincushion Mountain is part of the San Joaquin River Trail located at the Millerton Lake State Recreation Area. It is roughly 30 minutes from Fresno. The trail entrance is in the South Finegold Picnic Area. There is a $10.00 fee to park there, however many people park outside the picnic area and walk to the trail entrance. Pincushion is definitely my all time trail to train myself to get better. This trail… Read More

This trail is at the San Joaquin River Gorge in Aubrey. It is approximately 30 mins to the bridge. The trail is suitable for all ages. I’ve been to the Bridge trail a few times. I would rate this trail a 1 star for easy. The trail starts off at the trailhead from the parking lot. The trail is a downward slope. It is not steep. The only thing about this day… Read More

Here’s a trail that would be great for everyone of all ages. Lakeview Trail. I would rate this a level 2, an easy moderate hike. It is a 4 mile hike to Eastman Lake. Giving you a total of 8 miles. The trail is wide, although there are many ditches and loose gravel you may have to be careful. There are many huge bolders around the area and that can be challenging…. Read More

There are many un named trails on the Pincushion Mountain, however the trail I took today leads to the table top. The trail took 45 mins to reach there and back. The trail starts on Sky Harbor road by the cow gate. The trail starts off intense. I mean, the trail literally starts off using your legs and if you’re planning to go, stretching your legs and squatting would definitely be a… Read More

Researching Trails Ever question yourself where to start on a day hike? Well, many beginner’s do and don’t worry, I have a few tips you can take. Finding a trail can be hard to begin. I’d say, start on an easy trail near home. Or you can plan a trip to a National Park. You don’t want to start on a strenuous trail and not go ever again. Do a little research… Read More