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backpacking
23 hours ago

Great little hike. This is not a difficult hike....I took all 6 of my kiddos on this hike (ages 11 down to 1) and all did very well on this hike. Our 1 year old walked on her own the entire time to the turn around point at which time it was nap time and breastfeeding time. Very beautiful hike.

Very beautiful.

I wanted to love this place, but I was really just creeped out the whole time. Between the dogs and the unmarked electric fences and then how junked up the actual place is, it just gave me a really bad feeling. I would've loved to explore beyond it, though, but I was short on time. The actual area is gorgeous, especially now because it's so green. I saw a roadrunner, rabbits, squirrels, and other cool birds I couldn't identify. The power house itself was creepy, and not in the cool abandoned building way. There were trash and cig butts all over the place. The high point was the ceiling, though, the sun shining through all the holes is breathtaking.

I may not go back, but it's such a short, easy trail I say check it out and make the call for yourself!

Also, thanks to the previous reviewer who explained exactly where to go!

walking
2 days ago

Very easy good for beginners

Easy hike and beautiful!!!

great views, wide paths.

This is a good trail if you have kids in a stroller. The main trails to the top are paved. Good steady incline to get your blood flowing. The features are nice (tower, cross, flag) but the surrounding area is all housing. I thought the view was boring, as I'm more of a nature trail person...but, it was a fun, fast little walk for the family. Also, the yellow flowers and greenery was nice this week because of recent rain.

It was my first trail. Will definitely help you get on track to being in shape. Very beautiful.

Great quick paved walk.

So many paths. You chose how long you want to be out there. Awesome trail.

hiking
7 days ago

definitely not an easy hike. very steep and rocky. Nature preserve ranks trail as difficult. i believe them. if you want easy in this area take the Edison line trail.

walking
8 days ago

Busy trail. Ample parking and signage. Paved all the way up with some sandy washout from the recent rains. Views are good all the way up. Easy walking trail, you would have to invent a hike or climb by going off trail (some were).

Motivation to climb more quickly? Slow moving children and poorly behaved dogs. Keep Perro on a leash and enjoy the sights!