Pollock Pines, CA
Trailblazer | 1624 pts
I had been wanting to do a section of the western states at the higher elevations. We wanted to do this as a short afternoon hike. Off the beaten path, we thought we would find privacy and open space for the dogs to run. It is a well groomed trail, with beautiful canyon sun coverage. The trail drops steeply and does not stop dropping until about 3 miles. The water was nearly all dried up. Many Many mosquitoes! Bring bug spray! This is a good butt kicker if you want some cardio. This is not your leisurely hike and the pretty views disappear 100 feet into the trail. Not my favorite hike and I will be looking for different sections in the future to explore.