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Easy Trail around lake

The trail starts at the end of the beach. You get to walk in front of all of the lake house. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mountain View, California
Easy hike with scenic views

An easy leashed-dog-friendly walk that will probably not challenge any but those who cannot handle... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Paul W
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Pinecrest Lake Trail, Pinecrest, CA 95364
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trail starts at the end of the beach. You get to walk in front of all of the lake house. Very enjoyable easy walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DJ B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

An easy leashed-dog-friendly walk that will probably not challenge any but those who cannot handle a 4-mile stroll over sometimes uneven surface - e.g., kids under 5 and adults with serious ambulatory limitations. Beautiful scenery with a fair amount of shade. We took this walk...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Pinecrest Lake is great to visit year round - there is always something to do or see. This summer is the busiest season because of all the campers and day trippers but there is swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, beaches all available. There is a 3...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AllyG99
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

A small peaceful lake. Beautiful scenery. Plenty of parking. Not much to do in the springtime other than relax and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 771ED
Reviewed 1 April 2018

In the snow, in the spring, in the summer and in the fall you are sure to find beauty and peace at Pinecrest Lake. You will also find crowds during the summer and specific holidays, but it is so worth the trip. The lake is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mhadreas
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We were at a time at Christmas Say with some snow on the beach. The water level was low. The walk a long the shoreline was peaceful and nice. We all enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ivo L
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Great little lake in the sierras. This is a great place to take the family camping on vacation. The main camp ground requires reservations. You must make these well in advance, 6-8 months. There is another campground nearby that is first come-first served. No reservations...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Srprotect
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Pinecrest Lake is like an old friend; always there to greet you no matter what the season. Having said that, the seasons matter if you want to avoid the crowds. There is a short window after labor day before the campgrounds close and the snows...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pattond49
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Well maintained, good for kids, stay away from the restaurant. Take the walk around the lake. Fabulous and flat. If you can rent a pontoon boat. Fun!!!!!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jesalee
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Pinecrest Lake is situated amongst beautiful scenery and is a perfect place to escape hot valley temperatures in summer months. You can rent a boat or kayak, fish on the shore, hike, camp, and even rent a hotel room. (With advance reservations) There is a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from AllyG99 | Reviewed this property |
You need a reservation far ahead of time for the summer months and Labor Day. You are likely to get last minute reservations in the Fall.