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Best Fall Hikes Near Lake Arrowhead

August 11, 2018

By Paola Zarate

Lake Arrowhead is home to delicious dining, luxurious lodging, and a gorgeous outdoor setting. Those looking for a great outdoor experience this fall will love Lake Arrowhead and everything the area has to offer. Water skiing, fishing, swimming, and kayaking are great ways to enjoy Lake Arrowhead, but there are also numerous area trails to hike this fall.

Some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country are located near Lake Arrowhead. Visitors of the trails can enjoy a leisurely stroll, relaxing picnic, energizing exercise, and beautiful scenery along the trails. Here are just a few of the best fall hikes near Lake Arrowhead.

Deep Creek Hot Springs/Goat Trail

This trail is named for the hot springs pools that are found just off the trail. People are advised not to get into the hot springs though due to a diseases the water sometimes carries. The six-mile trail is easy to navigate, and it is a great trail to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature. It begins near Bowen Ranch and leads to Deep Creek. A diverse community of wildlife and vegetation can be found along the trail, and weekend hikers will notice the trail is commonly loaded with fellow hikers.

Seeley Creek Trail

This trail will take visitors through a beautiful forest before ending at a waterfall known as Heart Rock Falls. The romantic getaway earned its name from the heart-shaped basin. The pools at the bottom of the falls are great for swimming and will make you want to keep coming back. The trail is a one-mile hike to the waterfall and is an easy walk for all ages.

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

The entire Pacific Crest Trail extends 2600 miles and into Canada, but 40 miles of trail goes through the Arrowhead Ranger District. Only foot and horse traffic is allowed, and there are various entry and exit points along the trail. The scenic trail creates a perfect location for a short stroll or long hike. The terrain is a bit more challenging than the past trails mentioned, but still a good place to hike.

Crab Flats Trail

The Crab Flats Trail is only 1.3 miles long, but is moderately difficult for hikers. The challenging terrain is no place for beginners. The descending trail offers a great forest setting for a quick hike, and it intersects the Pacific Crest Trail near the Holcomb Crossing Trail Camp.

These are just a few of the trails near Lake Arrowhead that can be enjoyed. They range in difficulty creating the perfect trail for each hiker. To learn more about the trails near Lake Arrowhead and other outdoor adventures, contact us today!

About the author

Paola Zarate

Paola Zarate

Paola Zarate traded in her hometown in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Arrowbear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California several years ago. She now attends college and is pursing a teaching career.

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