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Great hike! A little of everything, up/down, rocky, straight. once at the top it's just beautiful.

walking
8 days ago

Great walk for my dog. The trail isn’t overly used, so the only sounds you hear are birds.

Fun little hike! Easy to get a bit turned around though.

this was a wonderful beautiful trail to walk ,i recommend it to anyone

Fun hike with friends on New Year day. Gorgeous views, a little crowded but tons of cool graffiti art in the Ana dined buildings and bunkers.

Steep incline worth the views!

Awesome views!

Definitely steep, but gorgeous views. Counter clockwise is very steep going down at the end, but it makes the pain in the knees short-lived :) Plateau at the top is surreal, like another planet. Trail takes you through varied environments, which was interesting.

Easy, pleasant hike. Would not recommend hiking in the summer; no shade.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful views and moderately challenging walk/hike. Wonderful for the dog and humans alike! Ledges are a bit steep in places, so keep an eye on your dog if they like to chase squirrels.

25 days ago

Beautiful!

hiking
25 days ago

I liked this trail as a great escape from the Central Valley. It is way more steep than I thought and should be labeled as hard for sure. I didn’t mind that since I’m on good shape but if you have bad knees beware. The field at the top is a bit odd with helicopter parts and such but still a beautiful view and definitely worth it. I would do this again.

Wide open views of the cliffs and sea. Very steep but worth the payoff. Lots of side paths to meander to vistas.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike... but DO NOT take a stroller or child...

gave it 5 stars due to how short the hard parts were for such a huge payoff, oh when you see the caves turn around you got off trail switchbacks start behind you

short hike to amazing views

A beautiful hike in the spring with the summit covered by wildflowers.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely hike to Cougar Rock! Awesome views

The description says this is a loop trail which, up until now, was not true. There is a new section of trail which you can descend off Table Mountain and make this a loop. If you take the trail, which is shown on the map up to the top of Table Mountain and hike southerly along the West rim of Table Mountain for approximately 1/2 mile you will come to a stone memorial monument. Continue along the rim for another 400 feet and you will come to a depression in the escarpment, follow this down (it is a little adventurous but most people should be able to do this) to the point where you will "T" into another trail (this is the climbers trail that goes to the Grotto climbing area, go there for another adventure). At the "T" turn left and follow this trail down to the Peoria Flat Road and back to your vehicle. An easier way to do this trail (it a bit less adventurous as you are going uphill in the adventurous section) is to get to the parking area with the toilet either by hiking or vehicle and follow Peoria Flat Road past the locked gate approximately 1/2 mile to a will defined trail that diagonals up and left (you will pass a couple of other indistinct trails on the left but you will know you are on the correct if you come to a steel power pole just right of the trail after going 300 feet on the trail) Continue up the trail and you will come to a rocky section where you will be hoping from rock to rock, continue past this section to a point where the trail descends into another rocky section. Before you descend find a trail on the right that does steep uphill, follow this trail to the rim and continue north along the rim to intersect with the trail going down after approximately 1/2 mile.

nice hike. some trees. a good workout after heart surgery

More signs would be helpful. I missed a sign directing me to stay left and went right which brought me to thousands of rocks. I climbed almost to the top of the rocks, but felt that this was not the trail. I eventually picked up the trail again, but never made it to the top because there wasn’t a lot of sunlight left. Will return to finish the trail.

Steep and slippery in places, worth it for the views!

hiking
2 months ago

Really nicely maintained trail with clear markers. Loved the Fall colors. Stunning view from Cougar Rock.

Was a super nice hike. Not too hard at all.

Nice hiking trail, the first half is a bit tough, but gets easier afterworlds. If you're looking to hike in forest between trees, pick another one. This is open high elevation space with nice views overseeing SF, the beach and marin county.

Park at the first gate to add a bit extra to your hike. It’s rocky and steep at the very top, but doable. The views from the top are awesome.

hiking
2 months ago

This hike is great for cardio and legs,,, up hill and down , I’m really slow took 5 hours for 6 miles !! Dog friendly and my 13 year old enjoyed it .

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed this trail and I added in a bit of Lakeview and East Shore to make this a 6 mile hike with about 900 elevation. Some single track but mostly wide. I got turned around a bit connecting to East Ridge from Lake View and had to do some backtracking as the trails weren’t as well marked but I’d definitely do it again!

Done this twice. It's a nice hike.

I suggest going all the way to the top! Totally worth it. Would also suggest going on a clear day (if you can find one, haha), as everyday we've gone it's been super foggy!

hiking
2 months ago

Tried this with our dog. Not too difficult..

However we ended up getting a little lost (not very mapped out trails) a couple of times, if you keep going up the east shore trail it gets a little steep in terms of cliffs (not too difficult to hike, but was a little worried with our dog).

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