The Burger Trail

Since I’m a fan of a good old fashioned burger, I will try in every trail town I pass a burger and give you a little feedback. Just in case your starving to death and just want a tasty burger 🙂
The rating includes my opinion on the optic of the burger, quality and taste of the meat, the bread (if homemade or just usual bun), if the veggies are fresh and enough, the extras like bacon, mushrooms, cheese and the value for the money. The lowest rating is 1, the highest 5.

Do’s: When a women says on the first date: “Let’s get a burger for dinner”
Don’ts: Beer/wine suggestions for burgers on the menu

Me at Lilly Burger

My favorite burger yet. Lily Burger in Berlin

Burgers I had so far on the Pacific Crest Trail:

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Name: ranch resort and grill
Town: Warner springs (mile 110)
Burger name: mushroom burger
Optic: 3
Meat: 2
Bread: 2
Veggies: 4
Extras: 3
Price: 2
Total: 16/30
Sides: potato salad was ok

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Name: ranch resort and grill
Town: Warner springs (mile 110)
Burger name: bacon burger
Optic: 3
Meat: 2
Bread: 2
Veggies: 4
Extras: 2
Price: 2
Total: 15/30
Sides: fruit salad were one type of melon

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Name: Tom and Mikes ranch
Town: On trail (mile 127)
Burger name: Burger
Optic: 1
Meat: 2
Bread: 1
Veggies: 1
Extras: 1
Price: 5
Total: 11/30
Side: pancakes, beer, soda and awesome trail stories 🙂

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Name: Paradise Valley Cafe
Town: Paradise Valley (mile 151)
Burger name: The Harley Davidson (pepper jack)
Optic: 4
Meat: 3
Bread: 4
Veggies: 3
Extras: 4
Price: 4
Total: 22/30
Sides: coleslaw was really good

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Name: The lumber mill
Town: Idyllwild (mile 178)
Burger name: no way Jose
Optic: 4
Meat: 4,5
Bread: 3,5
Veggies: 5
Extras: 4
Price: 4
Total: 25/30
Side: 3

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Name: The Yodeler
Town: Wrightwood (mile 370)
Burger name: The Big Yodeler
Optic: 3
Meat: 4
Bread: 3
Veggies: 2
Extras: 3
Price: 3
Total: 18/30
Sides: 4
Note: Great place to hang out for dinner with lots of different beer and the owner hiked the pct in the 90ies!!!

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Name: Newcomb’s Ranch
Town: On Highway 2
Burger name: Big Pines Ortega Burger
Optic: 2
Meat: 3
Bread: 3
Veggies: 3
Extras: 4
Price: 2
Total: 17/30
Sides: 2
Note: it was pretty easy to get a hitch

Name: Lake Isabellalake isabella
Town: Nelda’s Diner
Burger name: Wester
Optic: 2
Meat: 3
Bread: 2
Veggies: 2
Extras: 2
Price: 3
Total: 14/30
Sides: 3
Note: If not for the Burger, you HAVE TO stop for their selection of milkshakes!!!

 

Name: Kennedy Meadows Storekennedymeadows.jpg
Town: Kennedy Meadows
Burger name: Cheeseburger
Optic: 1
Meat: 3
Bread: 2
Veggies: 2
Extras: 2
Price: 4
Total: 14/30
Sides: 2

 

Name: Aaron Schat’s RoadhouseSchaatz
Town: Bishop
Burger name: Walker Texas Ranger
Optic: 4
Meat: 4
Bread: 4
Veggies: 4
Extras: 3
Price: 3
Total: 22/30
Sides: 4

 

Name: The Breweryveggie_bishop
Town: Bishop
Burger name: Veggie Burger
Optic: 4
Meat: 3
Bread: 3
Veggies: 5
Extras: 4
Price: 3
Total: 20/30
Sides: 5
Note: The basket of fries is really big and served with 3 different sauces

 

Name: Vermillion Valley ResortVVR.jpg
Town: Vermillion Valley Resort
Burger name: Vermillion Signature Burger
Optic: 2
Meat: 3
Bread: 2
Veggies: 3
Extras: 3
Price: 2
Total: 15/30
Sides: 2
Note: As hiker you an work for a meal and a drink!

 

Name: Burger’s Restaurantmammoth.jpg
Town: Mammoth Lakes
Burger name: 1/2p beef with Bacon
Optic: 4
Meat: 4
Bread: 3
Veggies: 4
Extras: 3
Price: 3
Total: 21/30
Sides: 3

 

Name: Sno-Flakes Drive-In DinerIMG_0961.jpg
Town: South Lake Tahoe
Burger name: Tahoe Burger
Optic: 4
Meat: 4
Bread: 4
Veggies: 3
Extras: 4
Price: 4
Total: 23/30
Sides: 5
Note: Sweet Potato Fries and Milkshake are awesome!

 

Name: Sierra City Country StoreIMG_0999.jpg
Town: Sierra City
Burger name: The Gutbuster (1pound)
Optic: 3
Meat: 4
Bread: 4
Veggies: 4
Extras: 4
Price: 5
Total: 24/30
Sides: Shakes are great
Note: The Gutbuster is a 1pound patty burger. They cook them well and with the right technic its possible to eat it 😀

 

Name: Red Moose Cafe & InnIMG_1006.jpg
Town: Sierry City
Burger name: Hungry Hiker Menu
Optic: 3
Meat: 3
Bread: 1
Veggies: 4
Extras: 3
Price: 2
Total: 16/30
Sides: 3
Note: Go to the Country store for the burger. The Hiker Menu for 18,50$ is worth for the breakfast
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Town: Dunsmuir
Burger name: Smiley Riley Burger
Optic: 4
Meat: 5
Bread: 4
Veggies: 5
Extras: 5
Price: 2
Total: 25/30
Sides: 4
Huge selection of different burgers, tasty juicy meat, fresh veggies. Just how a burger has to be. A bit pricey though

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Town: Dunsmuir
Burger name: Morning after burger
Optic: 4
Meat: 5
Bread: 4
Veggies: 3
Extras: 3
Price: 2
Total: 21/30

 

 

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3 thoughts on “The Burger Trail

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  2. So if it’s not already on your radar make sure you stop at Yaks in Dunsmuir just up I-5 from castle crags. The best burger I’ve had in a long time! Huge selection, fresh ingredients, big portions, priced accordingly but soooooo worth it.

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