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“Pinecrest Lake”

Stanislaus National Forest
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US$149.00*
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Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco
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Owner description: Stanislaus National Forest, created on February 22, 1897, is among the oldest of the national forests. You can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike. The Calaveras Big Trees State Park is also here.
melbourne
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pinecrest Lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Hiked the entire Lake surrounds, ensure you have good shoes and some water, lovely to see the cabins on the lake close up and enjoy the scenery of the Lake.

Visited May 2013
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Hughson, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

What is there to say about a National Forest? We stayed in Pinecrest for a few nights and went to the lake, saw the eagles, hiked around the dam, and enjoyed the vastness of it. We have been to Columbia hundreds of times. Yosemite is breathtaking....Lucky to have such a place so close to home.

Visited March 2013
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Pinecrest CA
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

Such a big big forest... so many places to see, campgrounds, snowmobiles inthe winter, horses in the summer. Mountain Passes, logging roads in the middle of nowhere. And its all in California. May as well be in Montana or Colorado! No, this is better.

Visited July 2012
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California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A River runs through it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

There is a wild river that remains in these parts...the Staislaus has three forks but the one I know can be reached by descending from the neighborhood after the Calaveras Big Tree park...ask the locals and be aware of the rules and wild life.

One of the clearest and beautiful when you hike in about a mile...

Visited November 2011
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Sonora, California
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68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

This is not a bit different but SO much less crowded than Yosemite. It is very cool on the mountain during the summer and trees and scenery are awesome. Not to be missed! If you are still for a bit you will see some animals, mostly deer...the bear are usually shy and so are many of the other little animals. Tons of things to see.

Visited July 2012
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