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Great hike with waterfall in the middle

Great all-around, easy trail that provides easy access to services should the need arise.

Easy hike. Did circle from visitor center around. Would’ve rather taken the hilly walk back then the dirt road. But that’s a great option for less experience hikers.

Wonderful morning workout in peaceful surroundings.

We went on this hike today and it was pleasant moderate hike. The hike is steeper in the beginning but becomes gradual later. Both way trip took around 2.5hrs. Would recommend going early since parking gets full.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy trail where you can just enjoy the nature.

walking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail. Great views of the hills to the east surrounding by quarries. Great for bird watching.

Nice trail viewing the lake

Fun trail along grassy hills to creek with waterfall.

Alum Rock park is one of my favorite it's the first park I started exploring on my own great to bring kids & family.It is considered A moderate hike,It offers free parking,water fountains,restrooms& playgrounds for children.Take the trail to eagle rock park where you can overlook San Jose & enjoy the sunset! For those who enjoy mountainbiking alum rock park is A great place to do that too! I always bring A new or returning friend & they love it

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike and less traffic!

mountain biking
2 months ago

I'm used to mountain biking in Washington so maybe I'm a little biased, but I didn't love this as a mountain biking trail. Some great views at the top, but very little technical work required, mainly just brute leg strength. It was also a little too crowded to get any good speed up without someone being in your way. Not a bad ride, but also not great.

Very easy walk on the path to see the waterfalls. Next time I would love to go further into the hills into actual hiking trails. The main fire road was packed and people were everywhere on the falls. Many people don’t know how to respect nature. It was actually kind of sad. Beautiful place being ruined my uneducated people.

Good uphill climb, beautiful views!

great scenery, however, be careful of cows during calving season (spring). we got chased by a mother even though we were trying to walk around the calves who were on the trail.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Love it up there great place to hike or mountain bike!

A nice little hike done in the early days of the regional park, around 1970!

It was a nice day hiking. We had a good day and it was a big fun. This trail is good for any age to try. Have fun and be safe to anyone plan to go hike there. Don’t forget bringing water bottles.

This was nice for an easy family (dog, baby, grandma, and myself) walk.

nice hike. Not too hard but not super easy either.

The little Yosemite Area may not have as much water/waterfalls as expected or as shown in pictures. If you go in with the expectation of seeing something like yosemite, you’re bound to be a bit disappointed: We went recently in December and it was a bit of a disappointment in terms of what we expected versus what we saw.

Having said that, it is a BEAUTIFUL hike and it was quite green when we went. It has some great views of hills as well as plains. Go with the right mindset of enjoying nature and you’ll have a great time!

Cool clear day for an easy stroll.

I did this hike with a group of kids from 2 years to 16 years, all were family members, they enjoyed it very much, especially when they were at little Yosemite, climbing the rocks and trying not to fall in water made it a very fun play hour for them.
The canyon view trail to little Yosemite is not stroller friendly, however you can use stroller on the Ohlone Road to Little Yosemite.

hiking
4 months ago

this is a very easy trail with plenty to see, it's great for a quick hike. it's not very secluded but great if you're bringing your dog

Great morning hike with enough elevation to get the heart rate up. There's lots of shade but it's never too covered up. Tons of small wildlife scrabbling about.

hiking
5 months ago

I love this hike and have been on it a few times. I would consider it to be moderate (difficult trails, to me, involve climbing over rocks or trails with sheer drops) It’s best to go in the spring or fall when the weather is not got, as the trail does not provide any shade. There are some pretty amazing vistas, especially in the early mornings worth the clouds/fog.

There’s a ton of nature to see, including turkeys, ground squirrels, turtles, deer, quail, hawks, and especially cows, which you can walk right alongside. Keep in mind that as great as it is to be so close to the cows, that also means lots of “mud pies” everywhere you step along the trails.

I recommend starting up the Flagstaff trail early in the morning and then stopping by the pond for a break, and heading down via the Indian Joe Creek trail. The hike takes about 2.5-3 hours

Other things to note: There’s a $5 cash only entrance fee. Also the restrooms are not great, so I recommend stopping elsewhere beforehand (eg Sunol super stop)

walking
5 months ago

Great and beautiful. Kid and dog friendly. Beautiful scenery.

trail running
6 months ago

Been running this trail for years!

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