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Beautiful trail, nightmare parking. Get there early!

2 days ago

No... just, no.

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!

walking
5 days ago

We went there with our dog! There are few trails where you can bring your dog (on a leash). Was really beautiful and peaceful. We even found a small piece of creek to refresh. We’ll definitely return!

BEST dog park in the Bay!

on Fall Creek

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful Trail!

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!

This trail was super fun. Was able to run for a good half of it. There is a lot of poison oak though, so long pants and caution is advised. gorgeous views even with fog. Once you get to the top, go to the cave. Much more satisfying than the electric plant on north peak.

Excellent 12k running trail.

walking
20 days ago

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

Love Montara Mountain

Yet to see a hang glider land

25 days ago

Great trail that follows the creek for a good distance. We did an out&back because there were some fallen trees blocking the path

Great trail. I hiked with a full pack in preparation for an upcoming camping trip. Only saw about 6 people on the trail. 98% full tree coverage from the sun and zero bugs! A real treat for a Wisconsin native.

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.

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.

1 month ago

Saw Big Ben

Great hike with nice variety of views, rocks, and a stream. Took us 3hrs.

nature trips
1 month ago

loved this trail. It's moderately hard, although I didn't end up going all the way up. it's shaded most of the places which makes it more enjoyable and easier to hike uphill..

Love this trail and all surrounding. The area is my favorite, a perfect balance between nature features, challenging terrain, and beautiful forest.

My daughter and I rate this as one of our favorite trails. We do it often and the views are always spectacular.

my boyfriend and I did this trail today...very scenic, but when we got to the top I was expecting an awww moment...just a bushel of rocks, however we did hike over to the right and sat in a little rock cave that fit two people ate lunch, not what I thought when you get to the top, i would go back around 1pm or so. The hike up was definitely good exercise glad I had my hiking poles for on the way down. You have to go experience it yourself.

wow! great trail with lots of trees.

1 month ago

Wonderful trail . Lots of trees with the sound of creek beside you . Trail was not marked well at a lot of places . Alltrails is a must have !

hiking
1 month ago

LOVE this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

I highly enjoyed this trail when I lived in STL. I would drive 30 mins to come to this park almost weekly. The trail is nice and easy to navigate. The views are great and even better in the winter.

Great trail. all routes are cleared from fallen trees, and gps matches the trail very good for most of the trail. enjoyed it very much.

5.5m loop took me about 3 hrs. Average hiker here just to give you an idea. Do not worry about getting lost all trail fork had a trail signs and distance. During my hike in the am sometimes it gets foggy so did not see the views. Easy and fun.

Really good. No sunshine even in sunny day thats good for me. Good views

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