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Good short walk with a few different areas to see. I particularly love a small pond filled with koi, ducks and turtles. There is a larger lake as well. Great hike overall, now a normal spot for me.

P.S.
If you go to the small pond there is a goose/duck there that looks like a cross between a vulture and duck. Its name is Duckasaurus. Say hi if you get the chance!

Good quick hike, awesome pond

trail running
16 days ago

Grew up here running and biking this trail. It is almost always beautiful, and is very fast terrain good for longer training runs. Sunset is the best time to go.

Nice walk. Saw many birds. Went on Sunday and there was a ranger on premise.

I wish it would be longer but it’s still a nice stroll. Good place to get away and clear your head.

hiking
25 days ago

Excelente en un dia soleado ya que hay bastante sombra durante casi todo el camino .. solo un consejo lleven calzado apto para el terreno al llegar a la cascada pueden escalar un poco ... ahorita no hay agua pero aun asi vale la pena caminar por aqui el recorrido es muy facil ...

I've walked this trail plenty of times. Usually to take some friends that just want a simple walk in the woods that isn't too strenuous. Though it isn't my favorite. As other have mentioned parking is minimal and it is pretty congested. It's great after showers. If it wasn't for the crowd and location I would've given it another star. Bottom line: neat trail, parking sucks, initial paved road, and congestion.

First hike my daughter went on and she loved it. Great for beginners and nice scenery

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing scenic trail. The upper falls is a challenge to get up and down but well worth the effort.

https://youtu.be/ngpoK3gJhhE

Nice hike.. not much elevation gain .. we found the MASH set and took tons of pictures!

3/4 mile walk to trailhead from parking. Crossed 2 different snakes within the first .25 mile of trailhead. One was red and black

2 months ago

Definitely a fun hike. Not very challenging in the beginning but does get difficult if you want to climb to the second waterfall. The worst part is how far you have to park before the hike even starts. The main trail is mostly covered so it’s not as hot. As dude to the best the waterfall is nonexistent. If you want to see water you should wait until a big storm, which in SoCal rarely happens. We went with our two year old and made it just fine. Enjoy and be sure to drink plenty of water.

No waterfall and currently there is a foul smell where the waterfall is located. I suggest coming back after it rains, usually this is a nice hike.

walking
3 months ago

Water fall is empty at times but a great short trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike and great for kids. Lots of colorful dragonflies this time of year.

Nice easy walk along the beach! a lot of cyclers, so watch out for them. Lovely to walk during hot summer days.

Easy hike through nice houses... Disappointed waterfall but then again it's so cal so was expected

This is a great trail if you like some challenge. It is very narrow at points. Lots of nature, mostly shaded.

Did this one starting from the Romero Canyon trailhead a few days ago since I couldn’t find the specific Buena vista trailhead and worked backwards. It was quite the workout! It was beautiful and serene, only saw one person the entire time. Unfortunately, the area where the catway trail meets the buena vista trail is absolutely covered in poison oak and I am pretty susceptible so I just turned around. Luckily I still got to do the majority of it though! Would try again maybe in another season.

This is good for a quick “clear your mind” hike. Solid views and a nice forested portion. Not a tough workout but you’ll break a sweat. Fairly busy, with homes in view for most of the trail. Lots of detours so using the AllTrails GPS is very helpful!

Nice hike. Veryeasy and great views, there's the MASH area where the TV show was filmed..

Really nicely groomed trail for the most part; shady in lots of spots too which was lovely. A couple of tiny stream crossings, and not at all crowded. No hassles with parking and the All Trails map worked perfectly. We ended up going almost 6 miles.

hiking
5 months ago

This place was beautiful, even though when you get there they have a bomb of trials and some don’t even continue it was beautiful. Very simple for beginners the views of the pond are beautiful, fun to be adventurous and seeing what you find. Once you hit the main trail it’s a good work out.

It was a beautiful hike with lots of trees and nature, but there was not much water. We were able to see a little bit of the falls, but it was obvious that the water was going down. So if you want to see the falls, go sooner than later! Still beautiful, for what it is, even though it smells like sulfur.

Nice trail. I was happy I could take my dog. There are a lot of forks in the road so the map on this app is needed.

nature trips
5 months ago

Havent done the whole trail, although the part I did, seemed fairly easy.

I love the pond which includes koi, fish and geese!

A nice place to take a lesson experienced friend or family member :)

hiking
5 months ago

Really pretty hike! Dog friendly and the waterfall is a great spot to sit before heading back.

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