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I’ve done this trail from beginning to end and back again! A few times! I love all of it, the views are amazing and so are the trails and steps! It’s one that I will keep doing until I feel accomplished with my finish time, and even then, I will still do it because I personally like it!

Beautiful hike.

BEST dog park in the Bay!

This trail doesn’t go to lighthouse, it’s about 6 miles drive south

Great day hike. Very peaceful.

Great hike. Easy to follow, not many people, well kept trail. Very eerie while it’s foggy which is pretty cool - makes you feel like you’re in the clouds.

Nice, easy, fast walking trail(s). Pick your route for how long you want to hike.

First time trail running and this trail was perfect!

walking
18 days ago

Very fun trail, a lot to see, especially the hang gliders. Not strenuous, good for a walk in most weather.

Nicely shaded trail and also really appreciated all the trail markers.

This is definitely not an easy trail. The distance is 7.3 miles, not 5 and the elevation gain is serious. The parking is on the side of the Skyline Boulevard and is quite limited. The forest is great though. There are two benches on the trail.

I would rate this a moderate trail. We did the Dean Trail first which is 2.2 mile upward trail. It has good shade.Would definitely go again

Yet to see a hang glider land

19 days ago

My favorite trail in SF

So beautiful. The docents are very nice and helpful. The elephant seals were fun snd we even saw whales the day we went. The trails are very well laid out. Just a joy.

I really enjoyed this Trail. It's mostly shaded 85 to 90%. That's huge for people like me that are easily overheated. I take the dean's Trail first which is about 2.2 miles where you climb the elevation. I would consider it moderate if you're going to try and do it without stopping. once you get to the peak it's a very nice downhill 2.3 mile Trail that you can walk relaxing or run. Towards the very end it goes back to an incline to get to the parking lot that's where I usually just use it as my cool down period. the only thing about this trail that is a negative is that there's very little to no flowers or bloomage or anything other than the color green; and no water brook, etc. but it's one of my favorite trails to go to and it's only $6 to park.

hiking
26 days ago

Nice hike in San Francisco with beautiful views of Golden gate . I'm not sure if weekdays is busy as weekends . trail was pretty crowded for that Saturday but it defenetly worst that to see scenario views and do some cardio at same time .

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful hike! It is moderate and goes around the bay :-)
Nice views of Golden Gate all the way. If you want to hike all the way to Golden Gate, you need to walk through BEAUTIFUL homes in SF! The one's which are like my Dream Homes! Oh well moving on, the hike is simple walk from the trail end to GG.

I would rate this hike as easy / moderate! Some elevation which is nullified by the beautiful views.

Absolutely beautiful! We had the trail all to ourselves from beginning to end! The efforts are well worth the views and as a beginning hiker, it was a perfect challenge to start kicking it up a notch.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful easy “hike”. Really a walk. Gorgeous secluded beaches. Entertaining sea lion colony. Well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike is very beautiful with views of golden gate and fairly moderate trail with mostly flat terrain. We got there early(by 7.00 am) , so the parking was ample and the trail was less trafficked. The weather was just perfect for a hike.

Great views, not always clear and usually windy. Definitely a fairly easy walk and great for dogs.

nature trips
1 month ago

Definitely come here early in the morning. Just went on July 15, and we were glad we got there early at 8:30. Got the trial to ourselves and made it down to Eagle’s point. We hung out for a bit and circled around to the Legion of Honors museum and made our way back down to the coastal trail. On the way back there were a TON of people. Glad we came early to secure parking and made sure we didn’t have to walk side by side with everyone else that just start the trail. Great scenes here and there for a quick photo with the bridge. Will come again soon, but a lot earlier to get the trails to ourselves.

Beautiful trail, lots of shade

nature trips
1 month ago

Enjoyable walk with great views of Golden Gate Bridge, labyrinth, and surroundings baths! Would definitely go again!

hiking
1 month ago

I go on this hike every time I'm in Santa Cruz. The views are amazing and the hike is easy. Only bummer is that it can sometimes be pretty windy.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views, stairs help with the steeper paths.

Very dry. There was no wildlife and “crystal springs.” However it was a nice good work out. Finished in about 2.5 hours

Beautiful trail and views! Very steep in some sections. There’s a sign just up the trail a bit which has a map showing a simple trail system, but it seemed there was only one “official” trail. Maybe that’s part of the trail restoration happening. I went later in the day and was the only person out there.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with great views! The negative is that many tourist congest the trail, so def get there before 10am.

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