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hiking
1 day ago

The park and trails are closed for the foreseeable future due to all the rain. We just popped in and there was a rescue crew and they were preparing to helicopter out a woman that ignored the closure. Not only is it muddy but large trees have been coming down. Please stay safe and follow the rules and guidance of our park professionals. .

Trail entrance was closed. Perhaps due to recent rains.

It was a good time, very muddy which made for even more fun. (All this good ole rain we've been needing) You could go the "dry route" but it was on the really wide path away from the greenery! The single trail is much more exciting! Had to walk through some pretty thick mud, and hop a few mud pits and streams, so be sure to wear some waterproof shoes! There was a sign about poison oak on the ground, but not sure we saw any. The view of the waterfall was beautiful! Oh and everyone on their mountain bikes were very courteous- went up and around us without question. Also people with dogs tended to be very aware of other dogs, we were asked twice "are you okay with our dog coming up to your dog" great trail. We took our 11 year old daughter, 9 month old son and Boston dog they loved it!

Fun trail!

19 days ago

Overall pretty awesome loop. Just be forewarned there is a BUNCH of bushwacking required once you get past Pyles Peak, especially the last 1/3 mile or so. Make sure you have the app downloaded to help with navigation.