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Beautiful hike! We took the Saratoga gap trail to the campgrounds and then took the rigde trail back to the main park entrance. The whole hike took about 3.5 hours but we made lots of stops to enjoy the views of Monterey Bay.

it's a great easy hike if you wanna just get out for a bit.

This is a very nice and pretty trail. It's an easy walk/hike and yet gets your heart rate up in some areas. There are few spots with a nice view. It's very close to downtown LG which makes it very convenient.

Very chill, downhill hike. Castle rock to waterman gap. WG to Jay Camp. Jay Camp to Waddell. Shady so your solar chargers won't get much juice. Still a great "quick 3day hike. I've also hiked it in 2 days. 3 days slows you to take your time.

Good moderate challenge, well-maintained trails. Nice amount of shade. Didn't realize the last bit was on the road, but no big deal. Good window of vista in the middle of the hike - we were able to see the Bay. Took us a little under two hours.

hard indeed! steep climb.
Better not do this with younger kids nor on a hot day.
No need to do this out & back. You can make a loop returning via the lime kiln trail

mountain biking
1 month ago

Awesome flow trails for miles in a beautiful redwood forest. A must ride.

Beautiful terrain and rock formations. Trail got very narrow and treacherous in some areas.

1 month ago

Short but great hike. Steady incline in the beginning and end. Half shaded half sunny.

trail running
2 months ago

Lots of shade, decent inclines. Not too crowded even during weekends. Good running trail.

Very nice trail - good length and difficulty. Enough trees and easy to follow.