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Chamberlain Trail

Chamberlain Trail

Chamberlain Trail is a 4.2-mile loop trail that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

The trailhead that begins at the left of the sign is more scenic and adds to the pleasure of this trail. If entering from here, the path starts with easy terrain veiled with a rich canopy that allows for bursts of sunlight. Before long, gentle traversing and a slight incline takes the trail slightly above the Gold Camp Reservoir. Adjacent to the reservoir, the trail evens out and the turf is rather smooth. This is a great place to see some of the blooming plants and small critters.

Mule deer, squirrels and birds are easily found on this trail. If you bring your binoculars, you may be able to spot Bighorn sheep in the crevices of the rocks high up in the canyon.

Depending on the season, wildflowers and cacti, such as Prickly Pear, Yucca, Indian Paintbrush, Purple Asters will be in bloom along the trail. Now and again, various pines and oaks provide a canopy as you traverse the trail.