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Hiking Trails in Bass Lake, California

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Published July 20th 2011

Get fit now and explore some of the most beautiful areas of California in the Bass Lake area. Hiking is a wonderful way to enjoy bass lake in California and there is no shortage of hiking trails to choose from. Base Lake trails can be easily reached from anywhere in the base lake area. Just keep in mind to make good preparations before you leave home and take lots of drinking water, food supplies, spare warm clothes, medical supplies and a sturdy pair of hiking shoes.

Willow Creek Trail & Angel Falls

You will find the delightful surrounds of angel falls located along the Willow Creek Trail in the base lake area. It is one of the most challenging hiking trails to undertake, yet it is the most rewarding. Willow Creek Trail is over tow and seven tenths miles long and features two water falls, some resting spots and many lovely scenic views. You can reach the Willow Creek Trail via the falls day parking area or the willow creek parking are off road 274. Always remember to stay on the trail and avoid the slippery rocks and swirling waters.

Way-of-the-Mono Interpretive Trail

Another great hiking trail in the Base Lake area includes the way-of-the-mono interpretive trail that features sign posts and tells the history of the once known mono people who use to live in the Bass Lake area. This trail is a self-guided trail about one half mile long, so make sure you pack a good lunch and tell someone where you are going. The mono trail offers spectacular views over bass lake and will provide many photo opportunities.

Goat Mountain & Spring Cove Trails

Goat Mountain and Spring Cove Trails are the two trails that lead to the Goat Mountain fire lookout that provides the perfect vantage point for an amazing view over the Bass Lake area. The trails are also located near two camping grounds with the Goat Mountain Trail beginning near the forks camping ground and the Spring Cove Trail beginning near the spring cove camping ground. The two trains join an eighth of a mile in and then co-join for another two and a half miles to reach the fire lookout. Take a packed lunch, a hat and plenty of water, as this trial is a long one.

Browns Ditch Trail

Traveling down highway 274 to central camp road on the north side of Bass Lake you will find the entrance to Brown's Ditch Trail. You can see the trail clearly, yet remember that the Browns Ditch Trial is not an official trail to make sure you go with someone and tell people where you are going to be hiking. Browns Ditch Trail actually runs along the cement flume that brings water into the lake and at several locations you will cross over the water. Take precautions when hiking this trail as the water runs fast and can be dangerous for even the best of swimmers.

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Why? Hiking can be a relaxing and enjoyable adventure.
When: Anytime
Where: Bass Lake, California
Cost: Depends on activity
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