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17 hours ago

This is yet another beautiful hike. The route shown on the map is wrong. Either the map must be corrected or another hike for Harkins Ridge trail - Craig Britton Trail - Purisima Creek Trail should be added to alltrais. The path I took is as mentioned in my write up in the same order. The trail may be categorized as strenuous-Moderate and not essentially Hard. Harkins ridige is the ascend , Craig Britton is more or less flat through the redwoods and is very pretty and Purisima is a mix of slight gradient along the creek. As descend is tough for me I prefer having gradual slope for descend and hence took the clockwise route. Enjoyed the hike on a drizzling chill day.. though the work out is over once you reach the top.

Glorious views and magical trek through the redwoods.

About 10 parking spots. Cars lined up to get one on a sunny Sunday.

Fun trail. The stairs were fine (novice-moderate hiker, here). Great views of the Bay.

We modified this trail a bit by starting at Rockaway Beach and skipping the trail that leads to and from the college. It was about two miles shorter doing it this way. We went counter-clockwise and the first three miles were straight up with amazing views everytime we turned around. The top flattened out for about a mile and then you head back down with those same amazing views in front of you!
Crossing the road was pretty annoying. You have to be prepared to wait for a break in traffic and then run to the middle of the road, wait for another break in traffic and run to the other side.
We walked about a block through the neighborhood and connected with the lower Mori point trail (bathrooms) and then it was about .3mi to connect back with the coastal trail to Mori Point or you could continue on the lower trail and take a steep set of stairs to get up to Mori Point.
The views from Mori Point are fantastic! We timed it so we could be there around sunset, which is why we parked at Rockaway Beach.

Nice trail and great view of pacific + peninsula once you get to Sweeney ridge

Cold if you're in the mountains shade. There are much better hikes on Tam!

Hiked clockwise this time and counterclockwise last time. Both ways are enjoyable and worth repeating. Good hike, very scenic and a decent workout. Clockwise has more uphill climbing - going clockwise Bootjack to Mountain Theater is the steepest part of the loop. Clockwise time: 3 hrs.

15 days ago

Hiked in the rain and hail today ... this is my local trail and definitely a must .. well groomed and beautiful. Nice incline .. once finished I continued back on Weiler Ranch and took the Valley View trail ... all in all about 6 miles . Nothing like hiking in the rain ( I was prepared for it) .

Will absolutely do this trail again, beautiful views and rewarding for the effort you put into it. Invigorating!

Gorgeous hike along the coast. Healthy ups and downs - the downs were a bit steep and could be tricky with loose rocks.

Good vegetation variety. Beautiful views. A lot is on a fire road which is a bit less cool and the top view isn’t the best view but this is a hike about the journey vs the summit. Nice.

29 days ago

Really Nice hike - as always long and winding road to get there. Plenty of parking if you get there early (8am). Didn't see anyone the Skyline to the Sea trail & very peaceful. I went past meteor to add some miles. Middle ridge was a little disappointing - little busier and not much to see. Trail in good condition

Very easy trail to follow (coastal trail); very steep elevation! It’s 11-14 miles round trip, so you’ll need to start early (plan for ~6 hours), bring lots of water, sunscreen and snacks.

Awesome beach views, but can get windy.

Gave it 4/5 starts because my personal preference is for more mossy/woodsy and/or varied scenery and this is broad daylight and coastline the whole time.

1 month ago

Beautiful Views. Like many people have mentioned, bring a lot of water. There is not much shade on most of the trail.

Beautiful hike. Mainly under the shade of redwoods, but with occasional treks at higher elevations in the sun. Definitely wear layers!!! You can go from chilly to sweating in a heartbeat. Wear good hiking shoes or sneakers with traction; parts of the trail near the waterfalls are VERY slippery (it is quite damp down there, and you have to traverse up, down and across some very wet and muddy rocks). If you do the full loop, prepare for a long hike -- bring snacks and water, and start no later than 11am (especially in the winter when the days are shorter). NOTE: There were several detours along the way due to weather-damaged areas, and I'm pretty certain I did at least an extra mile or two because of them. Just be prepared!

Beautiful hike with uninterrupted views on the coastline. Be prepared for changing weather (fog, cold winds...). Also, the lighthouse was opened to the public from 12:30, so a 9:30 start from Muir Beach is enough to arrive there just on time.

Great trail! Nice ocean view about half way in.

Fantastic hike with incredible coastal views

Unbelievable views!!!

You can also park at the Pantoll Station and hike down to Stinson Beach either from Dipsea or Steep Ravine, and hike back up either way.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful shady trail with great views of redwoods

Pretty strenuous uphill areas but worth the view. Went on a warm day, watch out for snakes!

1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Our 11-yr old and 8-yr old did it with us. Uphill half the way. Mostly covered until you get to the top. Ocean views abound. Highly recommended

Very nice trail with lots of vegetation. Waterfall is nothing special as you can see better ones on the Cataract Trail by Mt Tam. Parking is expensive, but staff is extremely friendly. I would recommend doing this at least once just to say you did it.

1 month ago

We did the hike up to Mt. McAbee viewpoint. It was okay, but the views weren't extraordinary.

1 month ago

Not too steep, tranquil, narrow road, connected to nice Middle Ridge Road

The trail was great but the trail map showing the route is wrong.

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