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Def not easy, especially if you have any fear of cliffs and steep inclines near the edge of the Pacific but beautiful and peaceful. Also make sure to google map the parking lot, the directions here will just strand you on 1.

Lots of incline but beautiful hike, the signs are confusing so I’d recommend using all trails map to make it through.

Dog park. On a clear day though you can have the best views of SF. Golden Gate Bridge, SF skyline, Bay Bridge.

hiking
21 days ago

Fun hike! It gets steep at one point which makes going down a little difficult but just take your time and use small steps and your hands for support.

How did we never know about this hidden gem before? Nicely marked trails which were shady and pleasant. It was beginning to get cool as we left. Not crowded at all and we found plenty of parking later in the day. Really enjoyed all the variations in terrain. Not much of a view but a peaceful and quiet spot to be out in nature.

Very nice elevation loop. Tiring on a hot summer day. Start as early as possible.

Enjoyed this. Great place to take the dog. They are allowed off the leash. Will definitely be coming back.

great hike. love the ease of the area. some areas are more moderate but still beautiful. love all the wild life.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful spot. There is an old rock quarry in the area that has been decommissioned. I have seen many mountain bikers in the area. All in all, a great place to watch wildlife whether that be in the ocean or along the coastal bluffs. Wildflowers are blooming now too.

Do wear your hiking shoes. Most of the trail is loose and dry gravel soil with a few very steep sections. Not recommended during or after a rain. Lots of small branching trails and some are completely encroached by surrounding vegetation making it easy to get lost, but because it's open land, you'll eventually find your way back to the trail.

Amazing views of the pacific. A bit close to the highway but a great way to unwind after work.

Great little loop for breaking in some new hiking boots ;) Right at the start of the trail is the ascent, but once you are all the way up the views are unbeatable! Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat because the entire trail is exposed, saved for a bit at the end.

Also worth noting that, since this is a wilderness area, there is livestock grazing permitted, so you are likely to run into (and definitely smell) the cows.

Nice trail. A little narrow/steep at points. Great view at the end.

1 month ago

Nice city stroll with bay views

Great hike, would do it again

1 month ago

Nice area. Pretty walk

Tried to do this loop on July 4 and the first section of the trail is currently closed due to “dangerous tree conditions” - hiked the half that was still open and it was nice.

Beautiful view.

Very nice view, not so difficult even for casual hiker, but prepare a good hiking shoes for small rocks along the trail, and don’t go in a windy day.

this loop is not an easy one- I would rate this as medium difficulty because the trail leads near the cliffs where it's very steep and unstable. once you get past the cliff area and pass Mori Point, it gets easier from there. overall great views and very windy!!

nice view but be prepared for the super strong wind

Mostly very wide, exposed trails. Views are mostly nice... mostly of the valley, but some look out over the hills. Round Top Loop is mostly shaded and good for a short hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Cute, simple hike. Beautiful views! Dog-friendly. I saw a lot of dogs without leashes, but I ALSO saw a garden snake, soooo... I think leashes would be smart if your dog isn't that trained or obedient lol. There was a bunch of ladybugs and dragonflies too! Overall, a fun small hike.

2 months ago

A beautiful hike along the creek! Kids can enjoy playing in the water, and climbing over roots and fallen trees. at the top it opens up to a flat flower filled path with beautiful views. It's our favorite trail hands down.

Good length and degree of difficulty. Nice variation in terrain.

The first one. Nice view.

Visited Point Isabel on NYD. Great morning walk with my dogs.

walking
2 months ago

Quick little trail with dogs on/off leash. Took my girl there and she did great, even as a shy dog. My coworker took his 15yr old dog and he did amazing for his age! Very easy trail that switches from paved path, to rocky dirt, to forest floor. Plenty of parking on a Saturday evening. Just wish there were more signs at each fork to tell us which trail was which. Still would love to bring the dogs back again!

3 months ago

We enjoyed our first run!

This area isn't bad, but it's also not great. I think if you live in this area, this is a nice place to go when you want to get out and don't have a lot of time. I'm a bit further out, so I doubt I'll be back. The trails are okay, pretty moderately trafficked. You'll see hikers, bikers, and a good number of dogs (that are of leash). The views at the top along Volcanic Trail are also okay - they're a nice little bonus if you're just out here for the activity, but I wouldn't count them as a draw to come here.

Biggest issue: very limited parking.

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