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Indian Joe Nature, Indian Joe Creek, Cave Rocks Road, High Valley Road, Flag Hill Road, Flag Hill Trails

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Indian Joe Nature, Indian Joe Creek, Cave Rocks Road, High Valley Road, Flag Hill Road, Flag Hill Trails est un sentier en boucle de 4.2 miles modérément fréquenté situé près de Sunol, Californie. Le sentier vous présentera des fleurs sauvages et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et est accessible toute l'année.

Distance: 4.2 miles Dénivelé: 1,043 feet Type d'itinéraire: Boucle

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Park Features: This stunning park of rugged peaks and beautiful vistas has a remote wilderness feel. Its 6,859 acres of wilderness were once home to the area’s first inhabitants and then became vast ranchlands. Today it offers hiking, nature study, backpacking, and picnicking; it draws thousands of visitors annually. The Old Green Barn Visitor Center offers naturalist-led programs that bring to life the history of the park or interpret its natural features. At its higher reaches, the park features large outcroppings of rocks that offer a glimpse into its marine origins. There is little water available in the park beyond the Visitor Center; be sure to bring adequate supplies with you on the trail. Trail Highlights: This trail offers a partially shaded trail that climbs out of the valley along Indian Joe Creek. Higher up it meanders through grasslands and seasonal wild flower blooms. The rolling hills lead to a rocky ridge top. Here, at Flag Hill, nearly 1,400 feet high, is the pinnacle of this loop, where you’ll tower above the valley below and enjoy sweeping views of the region. Trail Directions: From the Visitor Center, cross the footbridge over Alameda Creek and turn right towards Indian Joe Nature Trail and Canyon View Trails. Make a left onto Indian Joe Nature Trail and follow it up a short hill and across the streambed. Turn left on Indian Joe Creek Trail, passing through a small cattle gate. The trail will meander back and forth across the seasonal creek and then begin to climb steeply, eventually passing the large jumble of giant boulders known as Indian Joe Cave Rocks. Explore this area if you like and then continue climbing until the trail meets Cave Rocks Road. Turn left and follow this road (You might see western pond turtles at High Valley Pond on your right) until you reach High Valley Road, just past a large barn. (The historic High Valley Barn offers a good stop for a lunch break, as it has water, picnic tables and bathrooms). Make a right onto High Valley Road past the barn, and then a left onto Flag Hill Road. Follow to the ridgetop and at the stone sign monument, bear right to enjoy the sweeping views from Flag Hill. To descend and return to the starting point, from the monument, follow Flag Hill Trail downhill, to your right. The trail slowly winds down into the valley with a few narrow, rocky and exposed spots. At the bottom, turn left at the sign post pointing you toward Hay Field Road. Finally, make a right onto the footbridge over Alameda Creek, where you began, and return to the parking lot. Fees: $5 Seasonal, weekends and holidays, $4 per trailered vehicle, $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free. Open 8am to Sunset (varies seasonally)

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16 days ago

aggressive cows, have been charged the last couple of times I've been here.

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21 days ago

Great trail! Went a bit ahead of the trail to find a turtle pond :)

21 days ago

The caves are great. But rest of hike a bit repetitive

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boueux
29 days ago

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4 months ago

So lovely, went in the spring while everything was green and blooming.

First hike with Tony

a really good work out ! nice variety . not much shade in some parts though so bring your hat and lots of water if it’s hot out . watch out for the spiky things at the end when you are going downhill . they scratch a bit . :P

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7 months ago

A mix of sun and shade. The trail wasn’t too bad for someone as out of shape as I currently am. I was unable to do the entire loop due to the heat.

Good training hike (day 1) in prep for August backpacking trip. Gate opens at 7:30.

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8 months ago

Spring review: First quarter is mellow, following a babbling stream that you have to cross at least 7 times hoping through rocks and logs. Then it starts to climb at least 40 minutes worth non stop, bulk of the strenuous workout. Then towards the top it opens up, rolling undulating trail with great views. Descend on another trail that’s drops you off at the little Yosemite stream for a cool down. Busy on the weekends, tranquil on the weekdays.

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8 months ago

My favorite hike so far!! A stream follows the trail, and you have to cross it at least 5-6 times as you hike to the top! Wildflowers everywhere!! Beautiful!!! I highly recommend it!!

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boueux
11 months ago

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Sat Nov 17 2018

Great hike for the area. Sunol Regional Wilderness is a excellent place to find isolated hiking in the East Bay. The bottom part of the Indian Joe Nature trail along the creek and the road to Little Yosemite can get very crowded, but all you need to do is start climbing up any of the trails to instantly escape most of the crowds. This loop hike is a great way to take in the best parts of Sunol Regional Wilderness. The Indian Joe Creek trail is challenging in it's ascent but provides great scenery through oaks and creek beds. There is a decent amount of shade during this part. The High Valley Road portion is just fire road with some good views towards the south of the dam. There is an interesting pond full of salamanders and turtles along the way. Flag Hill provides great scenery but the descent is quite steep so can be rough on the knees (this is assuming hiking the loop counter-clockwise ). High Valley Road and Flag hill are very exposed so plan accordingly during the hot season. The bottom portion of the Flag Hill descent brings you back into scenic woodlands before completing the loop.

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Sat Sep 15 2018

Pay for a fee to hike. You can create your own if you dont like the app suggestions. Go here when its a little cooler. Not a lot of shade and it gets hot. Some areas are highly traffic trail but some are not.

Sun Apr 22 2018

Rudy

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Wed Apr 11 2018

Great trail I did a.long time ago on a very hot day... interesting changes along.the way.

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Wed Apr 04 2018

We had a dog, and cows with calves didn’t want dog near and wouldn’t let us past. We had to make a couple wide detours to avoid them.

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Sun Mar 25 2018

Seriously watch out for cows they are scary.

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Mon Feb 19 2018

Great place for hiking. One of the best in Bay area. Beautiful views especially during spring when everything is green. I have done more than 20 hike in Bay area and this is one of the best

Sun Feb 11 2018

Great hike! Lots of terrain changes and unexpected sites.

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Sun Jan 14 2018

Great trail. Flag Hill has beautiful views of the canyon. Recommend taking Hayfield Road down.

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2 months ago

a enregistré Flag Hill Loop Trail

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