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The Lewis Creek trail is by far the best trail I have hiked on during the summer. Its natural trees and ferns sprouted lushly on a day hike. The smell of the water running down the stream were fresh and cool. It may seem I am in another city, but the feel of the forest made it seem that I’m not in Oakhurst. Getting to this trail was easy. You will need… 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

Packing Going on a 2 -3 hour day hike? Here are a few items I like to bring with me. Water. This is the number one thing to bring with you at all time. You can never have enough water to drink. Map. When I plan a trail, I must have my map with me. Towel. Nothing is wrong in bringing one. I like to use it when I rest for lunch… 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