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Obviously a popular place to go! Quite a few people sharing the trail on the way in but drops off the further you go in and becomes more secluded. 0 shade so make sure to bring proper sun protection. The hike back up through Rattlesnake Trail is the best part. Some "mini scrambling" and cool places to rest for 5 mins and enjoy the view. Not my favorite hike in the area but still worth the outing :).

Great trail but that Poles section was tough! Bring lots of water, there is no shade on this trail!

hiking
3 months ago

Fun, short hike! Only took about an hour. Can definitely add other trails to it to get more hiking in

hiking
3 months ago

Very pretty on a clear day! The last part is the toughest. $3 to park and they had security on a Sunday checking the parking lot.
I added Red Rock-only a mile more total to the hike and very worth it.

So far the best hike ever! Hiked the ELEVATOR! It was a beast so make sure your on beast mode when you take it!!! We even seen a huge deer! I highly recommend this hike if you want a challenge. We did 9.1 miles in 3.22 hours. Via No Name Ridge to Moro Ridge to Elevator.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hiking route,little bit challenge in the half way, but feels good after finish trail.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Really fun with great views !
Nice trails for moderate - advanced people
For sure going back

It’s nice for a quick hike, first mile is pure uphill and second mile is downhill. I came in the evening around 6 wasn’t too bad and only took about 45 mins.

It’s moderate to hard, great workout due to all the hills.

Really nice trail. Enjoyed the morning with a good view of the city.

Scenic views at the top of the trail.. 3.8 miles, 3.5 hrs round. perfect for kids

hiking
6 months ago

Great work out. This loop has a lot if great hills to climb. Poles Trail is a bitch! Lol.

Not sure why it says $15 to park above-this is the back way to El Moro and you just park on street free.

great views and birdwatching (woodpecker, hawk, multiple smaller birds). many signs of regrowth after the fires with saplings and wild flowers popping up.

Definitely need to go back soon.

Great hike!! Challenging great views..

I will definitely return to this one since it is not too far from where I live and there are so many trails I didn't do on Sunday. There are many interlinking trails and we did the shorter trails that were closer to the creek since there were people in our group who don't do much hiking and wanted to take it easy on them. We did about 4 miles and there wasn't much incline. I will do some of the harder, longer trails next time.

Parking- we paid $5 since it was Sunday (weekdays are $3); there was a friendly worker at the gate who provides us with a map;
Trails- wide multi-use trails that are great for sharing with mountain bikes (there were many) and there was lots of clues on the trail that horses use these trails too but we didn't see anyone on horseback; i preferred the trails closer to the entrance where the round, concrete steps to cross the creek are.

Vista Lookout Road - a decent trail with a good incline, the views are good, it is relatively short even if you are out of shape you won't get to the point of hating your life. There is a picnic table up at the top. No shade throughout the stretch, so be wary.

Much steeper than anticipated from Mustard Road to the top of Vista Outlook. Definitely a solid workout. There's a single picnic table at the top with a lot of great views. Too steep of a hike for my younger kiddos but worth it as a solo trip and workout.

One of my favorites. Great views of the ocean.

easy short trail,nice little work out hiking up at a brisk pace your rewarded with a nice view at the top then you can take your time going down and enjoy the shade of the trees, will be nice in the spring with all the wild flowers.

had many trails to choose from. wish we would have come earlier to explore more.

backpacking
9 months ago

Great place to camp overnight.

Cool trail. Be in shape! Says mtn bike but we saw some strugglers! Narrow and rocky parts. Head towards beach first instead of along 73.

Went on a Saturday and the trail was packed with hikers and bikers. You park near a shopping center where there are designated spots for the wilderness park ($3 To park in a spot). The first part of the hike was easy just make sure you watch out for the bikers and keep to a side. Once you are on the way up to the Vista outlook point the trail becomes very steep. It’s a great workout. Many other trails at this park that you can take.

Borrego is a fun and easy single trail. Mustard to Vista, on the other hand, is a steep and moderate fire road which has zero shade. Best hiked in the cooler time of day. A good workout.

This trail is a bit of a bait-and-switch, but in a good way! It starts off steep, exposed, and filled with the sound of buzzing power lines - not the nicest. But once you reach the top, you are rewarded with sweeping views of the San Gabriel Valley and neighboring hills. As you descend into Powder Canyon, the power lines fade away and the temperature drops as the path becomes surrounded by groves of beautiful mature trees, and you have an easy walk back to your car (where the parking is free and plentiful).

$3 parking fee

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

I went with two friends and we loved how we felt so far away from everything and everyone. It was absolutely peaceful and beautiful. We saw three deers playing and running around.
The hills made the walk more of a hike which I enjoyed!

a nice little hike. I did see a good sized coyote running away from me down the trail.

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