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Perfect after a rainy day. The castle rock falls had a bit of water. Not too slippery and minor climbs involved. Overall very good.

my weekly trail running route. it's getting famous since the last couple of years with increasing traffic.

First ride of the new year after a much needed 2 weeks of rain throughout all of the Bay Area. Grass is green again and trails are moist. Beautiful. Some parts are rocky if you’re mountain biking so ride with caution, but overall most of the trails are smooth and in awesome riding condition.

on Sycamore Creek Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Maintained park with historic sights. Beautiful green rolling hills right now. Could also use this area for trail running.

Good views. Very easy to follow trails with nice uphills. Can be a bit muddy after a rainstorm!

Did this loop around 1030am on MLK Day. Plenty of parking, and the restrooms are kept super clean and in working order, which was a huge plus. Along the hike, we saw other hikers and noticed that the trails are clearly marked and well-maintained. The trail itself is gorgeous, and I’d recommend it to any friend. I’d say it was between easy and moderate level - just depends on how many breaks you take while heading up to the peak. I’d recommend going the Dean trail first and then coming down on the Crystal Springs trail.

hard!! but amazing views. well worth the effort.

Pretty intense for both up hill and down hill. Good amount of shade. The creek was wonderful. However the whole trail was actually 7 miles and not 6. Be advised. Overall great hike.

hiking
3 days ago

An easy hike in a well maintained county park. There’s a $6 entry fee and plenty of parking. Lots of picnic space with bbq grills, and clean restrooms with flushable toilets.

The trail is quite well marked and is mostly shaded as you walk through the beautiful forest.

bella passeggiata ragazzi consigliatissima a tutti!!

Beautiful views and a good workout. No complaints!

I love this trail. It has many interesting features. If you go while it’s misty it adds even another element of beauty. One of my local favorites for sure.

Definitely one of my favorite trails!

I’ve been wanted to climb this hill for a long time. And then here comes an opportunity to climb with dozens of HS wrestling students plus their family members on January first 2019. I almost wanted to give up at first half mile bcaz it’s boring. No trees, no rivers, no rocks which I’ve heard of it, but still. High-light is probably the peak part, I very much enjoyed climbing up the short rocky hill to get to the top. It was fun ;)

This trail was perfect for a beginner had a little of everything.. views, shady trees, rough areas, we loved will do it again

Beautiful, well marked trail. Definitely will be back to check out the other surrounding trails and do this one again!

6 or 3 miles hikes loop! amazing views and it was fun and challenging getting across some big rocks on the trail. Would definitely do it again!

mountain biking
22 days ago

It has side dirt road paths crossing over small streams via narrow bridges or none.

Did this trail today. Parked at the trailhead on the Half Moon Bay side and hiked up Harkins Ridge. Pretty steep climb up. Then hiked down Whittemore Gulch..gradual descent. Beautiful hike...loved it!

Watchout for the following:

1. Drive to the trailhead parking is through narrow hilly road with deep valley on the side. Drive carefully. Watch out for oncoming motorbikes.

2. On the trail, watch out for yellow banana slugs.

3. There are portable toilets but not very clean.

I don’t know many but this is the best I know. About 3 hours. Good mix of sun and shade. Pacific Ocean view behind mountains and redwoods is to die for!

Great workout. Great view. Lots of cows and squirrels along the way. Definitely bring lots of water.

It took several hours, nice view! However, the weather is too dry, a lot of dust on the trail. Will suggest to try after little rain.

Arguable the most beautiful trail I’ve ever hiked. Period. If you are not afraid of heights, definitely try to climb on some of the rocks that can help you see the view better.

Great hike not hard at all

Great view, breathtaking when it’s windy.

Moderate activity on a Sunday morning. I took the loop counter clockwise, which had a great elevation gain at the beginning on the Crystal Springs trail. The Dean Trail is a bit more rolling. Got within 20 feet of a buck feeding by accident - the wildlife is very used to humans. Potential signs of bear or larger animals toward the back end. Really cool. Only reason it did not get 5 stars is the huge section of Dean along roads and parking lots. I WILL do this one again!

Love this trail. Great diversity. The Ridge section is magic.

Beautiful trail. We didn’t find it physically challenging but it was a little mentally challenging for me (I’m scared of heights) as we hiked the middle section along the ridge. Beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mts and Monterey Bay. Highly recommend.

on Wildcat Canyon Loop

hiking
1 month ago

This is the single most crowded trail system I've ever tried to hike on in the Bay Area. There are at least 4 massive parking lots, all of which will be full on a weekend with a long line of cars trying to get in. The trail is hardly better – you're practically shoulder to shoulder with others. It does get better the further you out you go, but it still ranks as way, way too crowded for my tastes. There are so many other trails in the same area that are practically empty, I'm not sure why anyone would go here.

Great hike with some amazing views!

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