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Lake Shore Trail

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Length

3.3 Miles 5.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

86' 26 m

Ascent

-66' -20 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

606' 185 m

High

576' 176 m

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Conditions


Bad / Closed 65 days ago
Recent fires in the area may have closed this trail. Please check first. History

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A low-key hike along the northeastern shore of Lake Casitas.

John McKinney

Overview

  • There is a $10 per vehicle entrance fee.
  • Swimming is not permitted in the lake.
  • Dogs are allowed in the recreation area, but must stay 50 feet from the lake or streams.
Features: Birding — Lake — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The trail offers nice views of the lake and mountains on Maine Island. Begin by heading south from the campground and Picnic Area #1, paralleling Santa Ana Rd. The path is paved for a portion and passes by the boat ramp and boat storage area before heading east on a dirt road around the Wadleigh Arm. The path continues south following the eastern hillsides to a nice bench. Though a low-key hike, wildlife sighting opportunities are good; deer, coyotes, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, opossums, and numerous bird species have all been identified here.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, coyotes, squirrels, skunks, raccoons, opossums, and numerous bird species (i.e. coots, ducks, widgeon, white-tailed kites, red-tailed hawks, osprey, and bald eagles.

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