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Beautiful scenery during the entire hike! The first part was uphill and difficult, but then the path mellows out at the top. Stunning views of east bay and peaks of the city at the top. Be careful with your dog off leash as we saw and heard other people seeing snakes along the path. Super exposed so bring sunscreen and lots of water to stay hydrated. Windy at the top. We’ll definitely revisit!

4/21/2018. Took the long way there and back for 13.5 total miles. Everything is so green right now, plus tons of wildflowers. This hike is tough to beat.

We started around 1pm on Saturday, the traffic was quite heavy, but the views totally still worth it. We went with 2 little kids, the first 1-2 miles are quite manageable and you still get to see a lot. We saw lots of elks and wildflowers, gorgeous! The wind can get strong sometimes, so make sure to dress properly.

Pretty beautiful

Loved this trail where fresh water meets salt. Absolutely beautiful! Bucket list ✔

4/8/2018 must go now, flowers in full bloom, water fall is huge after this rain season

Lengthy but calm. Views are so incredibly worth it. Go on a weekday and start before 10am. My favorite hike to date. Will be returning.

Bring a picnic, friend, swim suit for the lake and enjoy!

Beautiful and fun! Best hike so far

backpacking
6 days ago

Backpacking Day 3 of 3 Mt. Diablo Range. Morgan Backpack Camp (Morgan Territory) to Round Valley Equestrian Center (Marsh Creek).

The views are amazing from Devils Hole trail. Sycamore trail is narrow, with lots of brush infringing. Strongly recommended long pants and long sleeves. Also, plenty of poison oak.

hiking
10 days ago

My friend and I did this hike last month with weighted vests.
It was very mild, although my big o' hiking boots were probably too heavy for walking in sand.
We started while it was still pitch black and didn't see anyone until a mile or 2 headed back.
There is an insane amount of elk and some foxes and deer.
The flowers were beautiful. We even got some light rain, so it was wonderful!

hiking
13 days ago

Do this hike now, while the wildflowers are in bloom!

If you go on a weekend, start early to avoid crowds. We left at 9AM and enjoyed walking through the fog as it burned off. Passed only a few people on the way in. The last quarter of the hike (around 11:30), the trail had become unpleasantly crowded.

We are fit backpackers and finished the trail in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Amazing hike! A family favorite.

Took the short cut to the falls and the long way back. great hike!

Love it here so much. Just saw a bald eagle fly across my car very close range on the way to this hike from Bolinas, in the lagoon. Loads of poppies are popping right now. Amazing, special place. I also found a whole, giant abalone shell at the beach but threw it back

take the short cut to the falls. It's well worth it

One of the best hike in the bay and the reward in the end of your hike is spectacular!

Definitely watch out for rattle snakes. 20 minutes into our hike I almost stepped on a baby one. Also the juvenile bulls were a little intimidating. Nice peaceful hike. No shade so go in spring or winter.

Well worth it. The way down to the falls, at the rocky area is a bit intense, as there are alot of loose small rocks and pebbles that can easily cause a slip, but there is a rope that helps. There is other ways to get down to the falls via different hiking route and walking on the beach to the falls. Plenty of shaded areas, if you start at Palomarin, you will get great views of the lake, ocean, and waterfall at the end.

Very fun! But to get to the falls, follow he mysterious rock arrow into bushes on the pathway.

hiking
26 days ago

Good solid hike, made it all the way to the point! Definitely with the hike, a bit windy and definitely no cover from the sun... at the end there is a bit of sand to trudge through so be ready for that... not too busy went on a weekday, will definitely do it again

The hike itself was beautiful. it had it all, there was forest, greenery, great views, a waterfall, and bit of rock climbing.

This is a great hike and beautiful views

First time hiker! What an awesome trail. As mentioned, the path off to the waterfall can be easily missed. We missed it and ended up on ocean lake loop trail only to find a coyote that made us turn around. On the way back around we saw the arrow and went down the path. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE EVERYONE IS MAKING IT DOWN THESE ROCKS TO THE WATERFALL! We started our hike around 8am so we had the entire trail to ourself. The rocky cliff at the end is steep and can easily be your demise. The rope is very helpful, however as a 30 year old man in decent shape, I had a difficult time getting down to the beach and an even more difficult time climbing up. The rocks must have changed over the years because it is definitely not safe (unless I’m just that much of a beginner) either way I enjoyed myself! Not sure if I’ll try climbing down again. It has to be another way.

Fantastic trail! Gorgeous views of the coast and an incredible waterfall at the end for more nimble hikers who can make it down the bluff.

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