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it's just ok. I mean if you just want to putz around. it's pretty and you can always go down to the swing at the creek.

Great time, kids loved it! Will go back again.

This trail was beautiful and pet friendly! Everything is green and the river is flowing.

Super easy and great for first timers or someone just looking for a nice walk

mountain biking
22 days ago

Fun little trail with no real climbs. Lots of stream crossings and lots of squirrels running cross the trail so keep an eye out! If you haven’t done it before and you’re in the area it’s worth a look but I’d rather go to bonelli~

hiking
26 days ago

So beautiful!

Lovely setting! Went there with my 5 yo and 10 yo...both managed very well though we only did 3 miles round trip. You can come across some lovely spots to set out and enjoy a snack. Wear older sneakers as after some rainy weather they’re bound to get a tad ruined. Gotta love nature! Best therapy!

Nice shaded trail. Wear boots or hiking shoes. I wore Nike running shoes and my feet got wet from crossing the stream. Overall, fun with pretty scenery.

Nice hike up with the trail. Watch for poison oak. The road is a smooth return.

Easy trail water runs next to it so does the road. Lots of poison oak be weary. Really super good for a new jogger

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a nice hike at the beginning because it starts off as a forest, but then it becomes open with nice views. This hike is infected with squirrels so every little noise you hear is them scaring you. The last half of the hike is full of little bugs flying all over you. Short but the steepness makes up for it. Great for beginners and kids. Once you reach GMR street, you’ve reached the end of the hike.

Parking is free and about 4 spots right at the entrance of the trail. Best bet, park near the tennis courts so you don’t bug the neighbors with your car. Plus it’s extra 5 min walk to get started.

It had different palm trees on the hike as well as butterflies and frogs. It also some flowing water. The trail was nice but at a certain point we got lost and didn't know how to proceed

Awesome trail! Lots of graffiti though.

This brought me back to my high school days.. Walnut Creek “el ton pook” haha shaded for the most part.. the hike was easy, had a few swings, I’m glad we had that incline on the way back to get my heart rate going. Good for all ages and animals.

It was ok. It’s mostly through neighborhoods but the part that is not in a housing development is beautiful

A great trail for the whole family. Generally a pretty easy trail with a quarter mile hill at one end. You can make this trail a little more challenging by running it or pushing your pace while walking. A lot of shaded areas and fun little streams to cross with well placed rocks. There are parking areas every one mile or so. The main parking area next to the 210/57 fwy is often full during peak times and is regularly monitored by sheriffs dept. A great trail for a 6 mile round trip with beautiful scenery.

Excellent! A lot of shade, keep you from the sunburn. And the creek gives you some humidity.

I am only able to speak about the Redwood hike and not any of the other features of this park

Parking $5 I believe
Trail- dirt path that is pretty flat and it was an easy 2.5 mile hike or so
Destination- grove of Redwoods...cool to see in So Cal but they are smaller and on the dry side...worth coming to see but not eager to return
*suitable for young children and a quick, easy adventure for the family

A great simple walking trail that offers something for everyone: it has a dam, a redwood grove, flat trails for bikers/runners/chill hikers, exercise benches around the park, a peaceful lake with waterfowl, a hill with nice views (right across the marked entrance there's a path that lead uphill, it is steep but short - on a good day you can see the San Gabriel peaks to the north and the Pacific to the west.)
The park has a paid parking but you can park across the street on Brea Hills Ave and walk to the gate, it will take you about 5 additional minutes. Or you could use the other entrance point that will lead you straight to the redwood grove - park somewhere around Prospect Ave and walk up the dirt bike road (0.2 mi + 0.2 mi to the grove).

It’s not closed anymore!

Very nice walk. Good for dogs as long as you don't mind them getting muddy.

really like this trail, my kids love it also the hills the flowers and the lil streams.

walking
2 months ago

Nice quiet easy well maintained shady trails requires your balance skills to across creeks / streams safely without shoes getting wet.

Great trail with such beautiful plant life

Several river crossing made it a bit unpleasant. Otherwise I would give it a 5

Fun, easy trail. Good for my dog too. We did have a rather large rattlesnake cross the path in front of us though, so keep your eyes and ears open and keep your dogs close.

Easy trail, close to my friends place.. we started a bit higher up, so it was about 2miles there and back. Had a fun rope to swing on.. swing at your own risk lol!

hiking
2 months ago

Tackled this trail about two weeks ago and honestly despite its easy rating it’s not as easy as it’s described it’s a pretty steep uphill climb from beginning to end but not bad

not so much of a hike as it is a nature walk. the trail itself is short and flat but there is a nice little redwood grove at the end. a nice place for nature portraits!! the park is huge and very family-oriented with playgrounds and picnic areas. don't forget about the $5 entry/parking fee.

hiking
2 months ago

Love the redwoods!!!

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