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A ton of mud right now. Be prepared with good hiking boots. Have to cross a couple of small creeks, otherwise I'd say it's a moderate trail with some steepness, great views, and nice small waterfalls. Took about 4 hours at a leisurely pace with inexperienced hikers.
One of my favorite local hiking trails by far!! My 10 year old was able to do the whole loop and loved it!! Defined recommend it, but also recommend that you wear hiking shoes or boots during the rain season! Very muddy, but definitely worth seeing the amazing waterfalls.
Great hike! A little confusing to follow but overall a nice experience. Went after 3-months of rainfall. There were six creeks to cross and they ranged from easy to seemingly impassible (without getting your sox wet). Took us 3hrs from start-to-finish. Should be more of a 2.5hr excursion, though
With the heavy rains the waterfalls were exceptionally active. The beginning of the trail has a lot of mud so keep that in mind. Getting past the waterfalls leads to wet shoes since the water levels are high but it's not extreme. The views were beautiful. The loop trail to the waterfalls is steep and narrow (no barriers) so if you're easily spooked avoid going up the loop and stick to the main trail.
A good trail close to the Bay Area. Has some climbs that could be difficult for those who are out of shape. The waterfalls are well worth the climb. My wife and I hiked the trail in about 4 hours with several picture taking stops. The falls were in full flow due to the recent rain.
A little muddy after all this rain to start, but only in the beginning. It's also quite pretty. The hills are a verdant emerald green and the creeks are full and flowing. It's a little easy to get lost so keep the app open to help you know where to turn. Also, there are quite a few streams to leap across so keep this in mind. If you have waterproof shoes, wear them! And I wish I would have brought my hiking poles, the knees were a little sore afterwards!