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So beautiful. Extraordinary experience for life.

Great Hike. Saw two coyotes, elk and deer. Bathrooms were closed when I went due to the government shutdown. Hardly any trees on this hike but amazing views.

Awesome day hike! We went on a January sunny afternoon and took the “shorter” trail straight to the top. Yeowch! Beautiful and steep with switchbacks. It took us about 45min to get up there. Gorgeous views of Lake Berryessa, but little did we know that the absolute gorgeous views were waiting for us on the longer hike down. Well, we had to traverse a few more peaks and ridge lines before we actually started moving down in elevation, but the views from those ridges were fabulous and being a little later in the day, the lighting was great for photos. We left vehicle around 1:15p, got to top around 2-ish. Dinked around for about 30-45min, then started the trek down. Got back to car at 5:15p - right when sun was saying goodbye. Would love to do it again, this time in the opposite direction and maybe hike over to see the homestead ruins. Bring water, sunscreen and layers.

hiking
3 days ago

Did this on Jan 12, 2019. Beautiful views of ocean and also wildlife— lots of elk quite close by along the trail, and lots of birding opportunities. Incline is not too bad as well. Got to tomales point trailhead parking lot around 10:45 and the small parking lot was full but there’s grass area right next to it that is used as overflow. By the time we left (around 3:45), there were double the amount of cars.

Loved seeing the elk and pretty flat - my 9 year old was able to complete the hike!

Nice hike for those who want lots of wildlife and ocean scenery. Started before sunrise and by the time I was back the lot was very full. Recommend getting there early.

I gather from recent comments that as of 1/12/19 the trail is open. Which answers 1 out of 3 of my questions. The other two are:
1. Are dogs allowed on the trail?
2. Is there a parking or trail fee? If yes, how much is it?
Thanks,
Craig

It was a beautiful, crisp day here today. This is a great hike with awesome views of Lake Berryessa and the surrounding areas, and the trail is well maintained by UC Davis. Quite a bit of steep incline and there are stretches without shade due to a wildfire in 2015, but definitely worth it overall. There are lots of cool birds and other animals to spot. Will definitely come back!

Great hike. It is neat to see the Elk herds. Worth the trip.

Gorgeous trail with great wildflowers, rolling green hills and waterfalls at every step.

Closed for the season as of 12/30/18

Easy to get to but road side parking can be risky. Great views of the river and canyon. Easy on my dog. Mostly hikers and runners with a couple on horseback.

12 days ago

Nice, easy trail with pretty views. Pic-nic tables around the pond for a bite to eat.

Beautiful crisp New Year Day hike. Lower layer foliage is growing in nicely around the burned trees from 2015 fires. Great views, and gratefully was not a hot day since there isn’t much shade.

Really fun, dynamic hike. Views from the Sierras to the Coast Range, and all across Lake Berryessa. Lots of variation in the trail from steep switchbacks to gradual grades and even some bouldering along the spine of the ridge. Really comfortable hike during the winter but I imagine that it would be grueling from May to September. Can't wait to go back and try the Tuleyome Loop.

trail running
14 days ago

Great trail for a quick and easy run! Starts off with a few minor switchbacks on a shaded single track, leading onto a paved fire trail for a majority of the ascent. The last quarter mile or so is a decent climb on double track until you reach your amazing view. Easy hills the entire time allow for a constant pace. Well worth the views and you will likely pass a group or two

15 days ago

pleasant short hike, nice spot for lunch

hiking
16 days ago

Super fun easy afternoon hike! It looks a lot steeper than it actually is and was very beautiful. There are quite a few places where the trail splits so be mindful of checking where you are! Highly recommend for a fun local hike

I’m 57 years old and this hike kicked my butt. The ridge has many boulders and can be a bit disorienting I thought navigating the trail ridge was the most difficult -and I started on the switchback trail.! Take plenty of water and give yourself plenty of extra time.

hiking
16 days ago

One of my very favorite hikes. Seeing water on both sides is amazing. The Tule Elk are fun to see on the way.

More of a short walk than a hike. Not much to see. My dog picked up so many ticks. Yuck. Never again!

Beautiful trail, BUT WATCH OUT FOR TICKS. Did this trail December 30, 2018 and found a tick on myself after the hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Very clean and comfortable place to hike and get in the water to play!

we had our dog with us, as did half the people we came across, nice tree lined trail beautiful water spots along the river .

hiking
18 days ago

I’ve got to agree with everyone else: fantastic hike. In addition to the views you’ll see tons of raptors - especially Harriers, Red-Tailed Hawks and Kestrels - as well as Tule Elk, Mule Deer and Coyotes.

Wonderful trail. Some tough and technical climbing and descending, but overall enjoyable and well-maintained. Could be tough during the rainy season.

Pretty! I don’t feel like the Hard rating is correct. There were times that it was a tough climb, the beginning is just climbing. I think it should be rated as moderate. Great views of the lake at the top.

19 days ago

You feel like a whole new person after dipping into the water at the end!

Beautiful crisp blue Christmas Day hike. Definitely worth waking up early to avoid the crowds. Majestic elk and magical floating birds. A Sonoma County gem! The views at the point are stunning.

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