2.8 miles 50' elevation gain
dogs welcome on leash
Dales Lake Ecological Reserve is very muddy in the wet season. It is barren, hot, and dry in the summer until it becomes muddy again.
But for a couple weeks around early April it often has the densest assemblage of flowers of any of our hikes.
It is usually completely empty of people at a time when Table Mtn is crowded.
Look for wild pigs
Maps Apr 2021 edition
This hike is in Dales Lake Ecological Reserve; owned by the public,
managed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Hiking welcome, no camping allowed.