Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness
by Dennis Lewon (Falcon Guides)
© Dennis Lewon/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
This is a pretty loop, and you will see very few people on it. It is marred by cattle grazing, so expect to see more cows than people and to have to avoid manure piles. The cows also degrade the water quality along the streams and lakes, and they mean that the wildflowers aren't a big attraction here.
The guide on this website is at least 10 years out of date. There's now a new trail that goes directly along up the ridge to the high point of the hike. That lead us astray since we were hoping to camp in the meadow that is described between the two lakes. The meadow itself is now down the middle fork trail from the ridge, and it is mostly overgrown with alders so it's not much of a meadow anymore. Fortunately it does have a small stream in it, so we were able to camp there. The meadow turned out to be a nice base for some day hikes down into the Coffee Creek watershed.
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