hiking
16 days ago

Can get steep closer to the golf course. But a fun way to spend a couple hours.

walking
26 days ago

Pleasant early morning walk with dogs

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail to bring the dogs. Lots of birds to see. It is a good place for runners and bikes too.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike and you can bring your dogs.

The last third of the trail is inaccurately depicted. You can continue to hike by the unimproved road up the right side of the canyon wall. The depicted trail on the map would require you to find a hole in the fence and walk the golf course which is located in the floor of the canyon at that point.

nice

hiking
10 months ago

Easy sand / gravel out and back path with steep hills at the end. Not a lot of shade with great space to bring the dog on leash.

So much fun! I went there with my friends and dog and we had a blast, so beautiful and peaceful! Wish we would have finished it, but we spent too much time taking selfies in the beginning lol!

on Tecolote Canyon

10 months ago

Very short and easy with pretty terrain (except for the smelly creek that bordered the trail).

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail, will definitely return but a word of caution...don't take the monster hill to the right of the fork unless you are an expert hiker with professional gear, or otherwise are ready to meet your Maker! The valley back down was so steep I had to slide down on my butt just to be safe rather than sorry. Do yourself a favor and hang a left at the fork.

hiking
1 year ago

We live close to this trail, which is why we have been here several times. The scenery is the not the best, but the vertical hills are killer! They are great training hills for more vigorous hikes. We walked over to Tecolote Canyon once a week when we were training to hike Half Dome. Great for hill sprints! The first hill is long and a little more gradual but the remaining 6 big hills are very very steep! We can not run down them because they are so steep. You almost need treking poles to come down them if you are not careful. We really love coming here for our workouts versus just going out for a beautiful hike. It's great training on these hill and really working your glutes and your legs!

hiking
1 year ago

Fun hike. I really enjoyed the alternate routes that go along the main trail out.

walking
1 year ago

This was one of my first nature hikes I ever did as a kid. Great for kids, not too long. Great place to start getting out in nature without leaving the city.

walking
1 year ago

Nice dog walk. Thank you Serita Gates for the history. it would be great for you to post more. This must have been a really great spot way back when. I enjoy the wildflowers in spring and early summer.

mountain biking
2 years ago

nature trips
2 years ago

This is where my family the Romo's LIVED! They were the original family in the Tecolote canyon in 1931 before the subdivisions and even before the power lines. They were ranchers and native Americans. They were called the RR {Richard Romo} Ranch. We still have our original Brand for the cattle. They ended up getting ran out of there by the city. Once mama n papa passed the city moved in and said their squatters right were no good anymore. They were given no rights to the land and no money. Three of the original children are still alive. I am their granddaughter. I just thought their story should be heard. They even attended Linda Vista High School. Walked every day up that crazy hill to school. They used an outhouse and candles. Made their own cheese and cream. Milked their cows and goats. Grew their own vegetables and lived souly off the land only. Its amazing how easily they were forgotten. But I shall share their story and maybe someone else will enjoy it as much as I do. I will add more later. Consider it an on going manifesto :) Thank you for reading and look back later for more.