China Spring Trail to Grizzly Lake Professional Review and Guide
"If Grizzly Lake is your idea of heaven, then the China Spring Trail is where you want to be on Judgement Day. A steep 6.7-mile hike will get you in before the gates close. Grizzly Lake, perched on a castle-like granite shelf at 7,100 feet, crowned by Thompson Peak and a glacieret, guarded by a clifflike approach and a waterfall pouring off its ramparts, and buffered by a sublime meadow at its base, is heaven on earth for anyone who appreciates mountain scenery.
Since construction of the China Spring Trail, you can expect plenty of company. In the past, part of Grizzly’s appeal was the long, glorious hike along the North Fork Trinity River to get there. The 18.5-mile route (one way) kept traffic to a minimum. For anyone with the time and inclination, the North Fork route is still a great way to go."