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Great hike at the time... Packed a lunch with a gf. A few views to the west that you won't see anywhere else.

Great scenery and stout elevations changes. cool shade on hot days.

Really great views, but be prepared for some very steep hills that undulate up and down consistently throughout the hike. Bring lots a water. Lots of options to cut the loop short and link up to the paved reservoir loop path below if you keep an eye out - a good option if you need some shade and easier terrain.

Good share on the trail in the first and last mile in the Nature Area, but know that dogs are NOT allowed on this portion of the trail. Once you are out of the nature area, the trails are much busier and exposed, so bring plenty of water! There was also a LOT of poison oak along the way and overgrown plants blocking portions of the trail, so dress appropriately.

Once you get up the views are glorious! On a clear day you can see all the way to SF! The second half is through cow pasture.

Fantastic local hike with great views

Great moderate walking trail, completely paved with excellent views of the Lafayette Reservoir. All doggies big and small or leashed. And all of them were friendly. Drinking fountains along the way-clean out houses – benches. Next time I go I will take a picnic lunch, sit to view the Lafayette reservoir.

Very beautiful area once you cross over the ridge into the East side of the trail. Tons of redwoods and ferns, very shaded, and much less traffic. I would highly recommend this loop.

Did it my friend and were in all wrap coz of little shade. It was a nice area and hilly.

Great for a tough hilly run! The second hill (around 2 miles) is the hardest section, but around that are some great rolling hills

Great trail. Not much shade on the first half of it, but as a result you get excellent panoramic views. Note that there are no dogs allowed in the Tilden Nature area (first and last mile of the hike) so if you have a dog you'll have to approach from a different angle.

Lots of wildlife: many cows, a deer, a snake, a bird carrying a snake, etc.

Gorgeous. Amazing views, moderate effort with the hills, varied scenery—tree shaded area, rolling hills, etc.

Good hike. Nothing spectacular.

We started from Paseo Grande Trailhead, hiked up to the Jeep Trail, then to the Rim Trail around the Lafeyette Reservoir. The total distance was 5.2 miles but has some very steep climbs. It was a good hike with some pleasant view.

3 months ago

Good work out! Variety of views with wild flowers, stream, and fossil rocks.

trail running
3 months ago

Tried to go up Rocky Ridge but it was far too overgrown, so I went back down and did the Carr Ranch Loop instead. I'm glad I did...really fun trail and I didn't see anyone else out there.

Great hike, keep an eye on the map, because it's easy to switch on a another trail without noticing it! But really nice one, super green right now! Warm and sunny!

We hiked the Rim Trail here today for our first visit. It was a great workout for me with a few very steep ups and downs. I think it’s best to do this hike before the summer heat since there is not much shade. The green rolling hills and wildflowers were beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Very beautiful hike with lots of different terrain and scenery. You will pass Little Yosemite and another waterfall along the way. Highlight: we were lucky to come across a bobcat lounging around under a tree

good view

Great trail for an active workout.

a great hike with excellent views. We picked a nice cool day with white clouds for a backdrop. Will definitely hike again!

Lots of rolling up and downs. Path is well groomed but some of the hills are pretty intense

hiking
5 months ago

Start at Rancho Laguna Park - Plenty of Parking. Walk on the concrete path on the right hand side of the park to the sign in station. At about a mile you will start up (one of many climbs) - at 1.5 miles you have a great view back of Moraga and to the East nice views of Las Trampas. You will go back down into a small valley where it stay mostly flat. At 2.5 miles you start climbing again - views are wide open. A little bit of shade in the valley but most of the hike is exposed

A fair number of elevation changes. One killer hill. Great views of Lafayette Reservoir and Mt Diablo. A shorter, paved path directly around the Reservoir is nice for a leisurely stroll.

Muddy in the rainy season so be prepared with the right shoes, but so beautiful and unpredictable in the right amount! It was a good work out too!! Started on the right side facing the reservoir, at 3:20pm and completed just at sunset.

Beautiful views. Such a great escape from the city.

Started on the right side

Good off-leash for dogs for most of the way except the very beginning, where the stable is. Echo previous reviewer that I would rate this as moderate, not hard. Some elevation but with breaks in between. Also has multiple choice points in route to either make your loop longer or shorter.

Beautiful and a bit hard but totally worth!

I love this run esp around sunrise or sunset. Pretty challenging with lovely views.

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