Great trail!!

Love!

beautiful hike! we tracked it using a GPS app. it's actually 5.9 miles and 2017 ft elevation gain.

Really sweet rock formation and nice hike in the woods.

Loads of Scub Oak, redwoods and wildflowers. One real nice rock formation. The paths are cleared and wide. There's lots of hills and gullies and a good amount of shade. Good family hike.

trail running
1 year ago

An amazing ride the elevation change is brutal, your running in forest with streams near by its an awesome trail! If you can midweek is best as the trails can be empty at times!!!

trail running
3 years ago

Very very popular MTB area but good for hiking and trail running especially the southern end of the park. Way crowded on weekends.

mountain biking
3 years ago

A great place to mountain bike. Has some great technical single tracks and hairy switchbacks. Plenty of areas where you'll run into some pretty rocky terrain on your descent. Definitely not a place for beginners. Giant Salamander is an awesome trail. Although this can be done on a hard tail, a full suspension bike is highly recommended. You'll basically be riding down into a big bowl so wherever you ride, there is going to be an unpleasant climb back up.

hiking
3 years ago

The hiking was pretty decent, but the description doesn't lie when it says that the trails are used primarily for mountain biking. There were a lot of cyclists blazing past us until we turned off on one of the steepest trails to go down into the gully. Nonetheless, it was very enjoyable.

You definitely have to pay attention for cyclists, but I very much enjoyed my hike here.

mountain biking
4 years ago

Excellent riding and views. The singletrack down Manzanita is very technically challenging - I would not recommend it for kids/beginners. A long steady climb back up the fire road at the end of the day. Awesome!

on Tafoni and Fir Trail

hiking
5 years ago

Great trail, although it does share with a mountain bike trail, so keep your eyes open for the bikes (they come flying down the trail in some cases). The Tafoni formation is truly an amazing site.