Accidentally did the reverse of the proposed trail- really burned my legs out on the incline. Ok hike and weather, but too many people and a lot of dogs.
I have always hiked in the Sierras, and decided to check out the coastal range. I prefer the Sierras, but I've heard Muir Woods is a good place to check out.
Wing S. on Rocky Ridge View, Sycamore, and Dev...
Holly O. on Bollinger Creek Loop Trail
Great hike with beautiful views on a fall evening.
Quite steep, but the view is definitely worth the climb. The trail map provided by the park is not very helpful. Half the time we couldn't tell where we were and no one else on the trail was sure either. Despite that, it's a challenging hike with a reward at the top :) I definitely plan to do it again.
Peter E. on Rocky Ridge View, Sycamore, and Dev...
Great workout if you do the full loop! With 2 steep climb it's excellent cardio. Do it!
This is a good trail. It definitely get your heart pumping with repeating steep grades if you follow the documented path. There are alternate trails which make it easier, but still fun on a sunny cool day. There is some overhead cover at different spots on the trail. I've hiked during Fall and Winter. It could be a different experience during Spring and Summer. There are porta-potties at trail head.
These trails are range roads primarily. There are several of them. Keep focus on Alltrails app or you can walk a different trail than what is documented here.
If during colder days after you reach the time, it gets cold with the wind blowing. After rainy season, water run-off has several spots that are really muddy and slippery; and when descending, be ready to "surf" down the mud and prepare for the sudden stop at vegetation again. So take a spare set of shoes after the hike.
I hike this with my 19 and 18 years old sons. They enjoy it too because there is a lot of things to see in the 6 miles.
The only part of the trail I don't like is the paved part, but it is a small part of the entire trail.