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Sword Lake is a popular destination for hikers as well as backpackers because it's an easy trip and only a 2.5 miles hike from the County Line Trailhead.


The best time to visit if you plan to go swimming is summer (late June/July/August) and early fall (September). However, expect a crowded area in summer, even more on weekends. Weather details: Monthly Weather - Sonora (nearby)

Avoiding Tourist Crowds

A great time with pleasant weather and less people is September after Labor Day, when the tourist season has died down a little. But still, try to avoid weekends if possible. You can also continue 0.3 miles farther to Lost Lake if Sword Lake is too crowded.

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Year round accesability, Busiest on weekends.

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Dry season from Nov./Dec. to April - If there was rain the days before, water is not cristal clear; it'll be muddy. Shoulder season May and June, showers may occur but easier to find a nice casa without booking in advance. July and August are the Cuban school holiday.

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Best during the dry season roughly from November to April but this is also the peak season. Shoulder season May and June is worth a try and less crowded. Showers may occur but easier to find a nice casa without booking in advance. Hiking at the rainy season is possible but expect flooded trails. You might cross rivers with high level. Avoid the cyclon season from July to October and the school holiday from July to August.

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You can do this hike all year, avoid hot months specialy August and very hot days.

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Sunset and mid-to-late afternoon because of the many views that highlight the lower sun positions.

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