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Great hike. Not too crowded, and easy to park. Flat fire roads at first, but then you get into a nice riverbed with great views. There wasn’t any water when we went, but it would probably be even nicer after some rain. Both my dogs did great- one big, one little. But we turned back right before the end because we heard the last part was hard to get the pups up over the boulders and there wasn’t a waterfall right then anyway. Would recommend.

I love this trail on my bike man it’s so beautiful and you can get some amazing speed

Super cool hike! Apparently it's claimed to be the most haunt trail in Cali. Super beautiful and the end is a blast. For dog hikers, know it might be a bit hard to get your canine up the very last stretch. The hike is super awesome as a whole. Hope it rains soon!

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6 days ago

My sister and I did this hike about a year ago.
It’s a super fun hike, but it gets pretty hot. We went right after there was that couple month span of a ton of rain so there was an actual waterfall there and a little pool at the top.

We made the mistake of hiking through poison oak the entire way (and there’s a TON of it so keep your eyes peeled!).

Fun hike.
Very challenging at the end when you’re clambering over rocks and things. Expect to get a full body work out here.
I would recommend going after heavy rain so you can soak your tired feet in a pool of cold water when you get to the top.

Do you like long hot trails to nowhere?? No waterfall, no water...

Last half mile is very hard and challenging with rocks and boulders. There was no water at the fall. There are lots of wizards and birds singing along road. Good 4 hour hiking. I like it very much.

It’s a great spot for an easy to moderate hike through the California terrain. Accessible via an ornate gate off of westbound Colima road. Takes about an hour or so to complete the entire loop and there are some mild inclines at some points whether you start out on the left hand side path or the right hand path. I went right as a an out-of-shape noob as opposed to left, which apparently is said to be the best workout. While you get a decent amount of incline even when using the right hand path, I can see how going left would yield a longer length of incline. Still, I felt as though my blood was pumping when I finished my trek but not as though I’d pass out from it which was my goal all along. I like this spot for the dedicated FREE parking at the trail head. Although small, i had no problem finding a spot on a 1:00pm Sunday afternoon as it didn’t seem to be highly trafficked. There’s a porta potty and water fountain in the lot as well as lots of signage to either teach you about the area’s fauna or to guide you as you hike about in and out of the valley. There’s a mix of dirt paths and paved paths. Great views of the city and hillside. Just watch out for dog or horse poo and take some water. I’ll be coming back to this spot for sure.

Decent trail with lots of rocks and boulders. It’s definitely a full body workout

Great hike, gigantic boulders, tons of poison Oak! No water up top, so we turned around 15 minutes short.

beautiful trail, short and sweet. Good quick workout.

if you're going to do this Trail be prepared there's a lot of rock climbing without ropes but a lot of boulders but it pretty cool extreme Trail to try

Steep. Steep. Steep. Did I say steep. I hike often but this one goes up in a zig zag a lot. I was almost half way up when I had to turn around and go back. There was very little shade. Be careful with all the dog poop.

We went in September and it was too dry but still an awesome fun trail with just the right amount of challenge

super easy, great for kids and a beginner trail

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24 days ago

parking is no good. nice medium trail

moderate trail with lots of rocks ..

All the hikes at the oak canyon nature center are fairly easy, and kid-friendly. Definitely grab a map to keep track of all the different trails that you can do since most are short and easy. Some are shaded, some are in the sun. Be respectful of private property owners in the surrounding areas.

Started out as what I call workout hike with wide paths but then turned into nice nature smaller trail which was very enjoyable, especially after the recent rains.

Easy, good With Kids! Beautiful hills, lots of trail. Always our favorite!

This was a great hike or walk plus bouldering. I just picked the first hike that was rated as hard near me. First part is easy. I liked walking along the river, and just beware, you're going to climb huge boulders. You are basically Billy Goating your way up to the falls, and you can't see it so you just keep climbing! It's pretty when you get there. Unfortunately only a trickle of water.

Side note: graffiti on the boulders makes me want to take paint remover and remove it. Picked up people's trash on the trail as I went.

If you don’t like experiencing a ton of people on the trail, graffiti on the rocks, and people leaving trash behind then don’t hike this trail. The hike itself is fine, just too bad this particular trail attracts the worst people who show no respect for the outdoors or the trails we all enjoy.

It's a good beginner hike or just a quick fun cardio session for those with hiking experience! If you want it to be more on the moderate side like it mentions, start by going to the left, it is more uphill with some good hills to get your blood flowing.

Love this park
It’s perfect for my three year old to run around and I get my exercise too

My fav trail
My kids love it and it’s so peaceful and beautiful
We take a lot of our family photos here

Nice trail
Not a lot of parking
And the coyote trail was too tough for my kids
But over all the trails seemed clean and the views are wonderful

Not good to hike. It’s a plain straight trail with a lot of dog turd. It’s good for a simple run.

After the long walk, you’ll get to some signs and that’s when the real hike begins- so much fun!

I’ve done this hike multiple times and the last two times I’ve thought as I walked all the way back to my car how boring this trail is.

Besides the boulder scrambling portion & waterfall, this hike really sucks and is boring. It’s definitely a full body workout when you’re scrambling up the rocks but that portion is just too far and too boring to get to. Maybe I’ve been here too many times

Really fun trail. Lots of rocks and boulder so I highly recommend boots and some good socks. Not heavily traffic cause it is a lil tough. Recommend starting early too.

Fun little trail. I do this weekly with lots of loops and switchbacks to add to the difficulty. Street parking is free. Lots of shade.

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