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Beautiful trail, nightmare parking. Get there early!

I never used to hike before after coming here I'm addicted! If you like nature up close and personal this is it.

Doing the loop clockwise is a good up-hill challenge but not overly so. Mostly in the shade during the uphill and not too bad on the downhill section. Some nice views at the top though nothing jaw dropping.

Had an awesome time on this hike, great lookouts, huge rocks and a waterfall(might be more water in the early months of the year). We took the short cut about 2 miles in to head on back which made the hike 3.5 miles and it took us about 2 hours just relaxing and exploring. Highly recommend!

We went there with our dog. It was pretty difficult for us... first part of the trail without shade, so it was very hot, also was very noisy since you walk near the road. The second part was more shady (we also saw a snack). Next to the creek it’s really nice and there are some places where you can get closer and get inside the creek. Overall it was nice.

hiking
8 days ago

Is only 4 miles hike, but steep. Very nice. Will be back springtime when the falls are fuller.

Fun trail. Didn’t have my hiking boots, so bouldering was difficult. Areas of the trail require you to climb over rocks so be prepared.

Also parking in the parking lot is $8 cash. You can park on the side of the road but be warned that there is a ditch and I saw a car get stuck. Not hard to park, just be safe!

mountain biking
10 days ago

Nice scenery to enjoy as you ride and generally not crowded. Not a real technical trail but you can encounter a few spots with larger size rocks to avoid. Overall a nice place for a quick hot lap after work.

walking
12 days ago

This is a great flat trail for beginners or anyone who just wants a long walk. There is lots of wildlife and the scenery is gorgeous! However, it looks like there is some construction and development on one part of the trail, hopefully that will be finished soon!

trail running
14 days ago

Well maintained, clean, and fairly quiet early in the day.

Went there with my dog. We arrived very early on a weekday so we had no trouble finding parking. Morning sun was not too hot so we were fine even though there’s not too much shade. We made a detour to Hunter’s Point and the view from there ‘s wonderful!

Did this trail twice, turned back around where there’s a little bridge and a bench on the Tony Look Trail. Took my dog with me both times. Be ware of ticks! My dog got a tick the first time but he didn’t get anything after I sprayed him down with tick prevention spray the second time. It’s a nice trail! My dog loves it there. Only “bad” thing is you have to pay for parking.... but there are always spots!

Love this hike, but the trail has been closed for construction :(

One of my favorite places to visit :) Have been going for years! Love to watch the birds, cows grazing , sunsets or just take my camera out for a spin while relaxing away from the chaos of San Jose.

mountain biking
20 days ago

Flat trail that is good for someone trying to get their endurance back from a long time away from the bike or beginners. It’s in the bay so it smells like fish. Not much to look. Came on Sunday after 1 pm and there was very little traffic on the trail.

Great trail, good shade, moderate, good for dogs on short leash (shared with mountain bikers).

good hiking trail for the beginners.

21 days ago

Not a bad trail, but not a lot of shade for pets and lots of bikers passing on a narrow trail.

road biking
28 days ago

Finding the trail head was the hardest part. Now I would just go to 333 W. San Carlos - the pink towers. There is ramp down to the trail right by the street. In about a mile you make a a sharp crack back up the hill - then make a right after the cross walk. Now you are finally pretty much in the trail. Felt a little threatened by the homeless camps but mostly in my head. After you get out of the city it's a nice ride.

Definitely a moderate to hard trail, more on the hard side given the elevation and distance . The entire loop is exactly 9.9miles (starting and ending at the entrance parking lot ) and we hiked it clockwise. The climb to the top is ~4.5 miles and elevation gain is around 400ft/mile and is a great workout (going Counterclockwise results in a relatively shallow climb but a steep descent which is very hard on the knees). Great Panoramic Views of the valley provide some respite in the climb. Bring lots of water. Overall, a great workout and an enjoyable hike

Decent local trail

Surprisingly nice trail for a quick walk after work. Some decent elevation gain (especially towards the top going anti-clockwise) and good views.

I went in the evening and found anti-clockwise worked well - singletrack half of the way up and the majority in shade. Sections did have sun in the eyes so sunglasses recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Some of these reviews cannot be referring to this particular loop. I have hiked and run on these trails for more than 20 years and know them well.
It's not long and flat: The first uphill and the one just before the reservoir are moderately challenging climbs.
There is not a lot of shade. A lot of this trail is exposed and can be dry and hot in the summer. It's prettiest in the spring when everything is green and there are wildflowers. And if you go early in the morning or around dusk, you're likely to see some kind of wildlife.

This hike should be categorized as hard due to the length and the elevation. It was quite difficult doing the full loop, but completely worth it. Absolutely gorgeous.

Great hike, lots of dogs, enough hills to get a decent workout. Surprising with so many dogs on the trail that there is only one trash can at the very beginning of trail.

This is definitely a difficult loop. I would not recommend it to people who cannot handle slopes or the heat. The path is also not paved, and may require some climbing over large rocks and boulders. I finished it in close to 2.5 hours, but I stopped a lot for photos and to snack. The views are absolutely gorgeous!

The only con I have is that it's a very popular place, so parking can get difficult to find.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. You do hear the highway, but it's not bad, I wouldn't let that deter you. cool views and there are multiple trails connected of you want to go further.

The hike is between easy to moderate. I went clockwise and found it enjoyable. The views of ocean and pine trees of rangers there are very blissful to see. Sometimes, the trail totally vanishes and all you have to do is to get past the boulder or rock covering it. Please carry bug repellent as there are lot of blood sucking insects and they will keep swarming you. Most of the time I could only only hear them. This trail would be very beautiful in raining season.

The waterfall trail is absolutely gorgeous.

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