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Did not realize this was a trek from the Parkin lot. Had a ton of gear and super unprepared. But it was a adventure. This was way back in 1998.

Many bridges are damaged or completely missing south of Big Basin HQ. Mud slides have taken the trail out on numerous hills. Until fixed, give yourself plenty of extra time and be prepared to negotiate some obstacles. Great trail though.

3 days ago

8 days ago

My favorite hike.

trail running
9 days ago

A+ trail run. A little bit of everything - up and down, woody single track, exposed vista, great views, running water, light rock scrambling.

10 days ago

Very good hike and among the clouds it goes.. A bit muddy when during rains, but a refreshing one!!

4 of us did this hike in one day starting from Highway 9/35 at about 6am and were at waddell beach by 6pm. Strenuous.. yes but loved every single moment of it. Highly recommended! We are not serious hikers or anything like that... just wanted to challenge ourselves. If you are thinking of doing it in 1 day, I'd say its possible. It does require some planning i.e., the day before we drove to Waddell Beach and parked one car there (can't depend on Uber/Lyft to come there) and came all the way back to Saratoga to start our hike early in morning next day. Check the iPhone/health app image (badge of honor :))