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Pinecrest Lake

Pinecrest Lake Trail, Pinecrest, CA 95364
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A slice of paradise

Pinecrest Lake is great to visit year round - there is always something to do or see. This summer... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Ally G
,
Auburn, California
via mobile
Beautiful and tranquil in the spring

A small peaceful lake. Beautiful scenery. Plenty of parking. Not much to do in the springtime... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
771ED
,
Walnut Creek, California
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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pinecrest Lake Trail, Pinecrest, CA 95364
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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

Thank Ally G
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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.

Thank 771ED
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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

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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.

Thank Ivo L
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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

Thank Srprotect
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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

Thank pattond49
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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!!!!!

Thank Jesalee
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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

1  Thank Beth P
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Pinecrest is a beautiful Lake but it is way overcrowded it gets great reviews because it's the only lake most people know, it's only about three hours from the Bay Area. you need to get reservations 6 months in advance the lake itself is very...More

3  Thank mdauth58
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We kayak the lake all the time from when it's full to now when they are letting water out. They have a dog friendly beach section which is great. Nice newer bathrooms; a great snack bar (mountain burgers are my favorite.) Great hiking around the...More

1  Thank Bevyandchetos
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