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Nice hike. The reserve is beautiful. Well marked, clean and easy trail. Didn’t like the asphalt road toward the top on the backside of the dam.

hiking
15 hours ago

There were a few spots on the hike where the paths veered in different directions, and you had to find your way. We ended up going up one path and going down a completely different one. I really enjoyed the small cave we found too. Not sure how far it goes but if you crawl in, it opens up a lot. The views were panoramic from any direction. Definitely a great hike!

Elevation, all the way!!! it's a nice hike, went by fast, easier running down than going up, but it was great!

Took the dog with us, it was rough the stairs to go all the way up makes it seem like you made it but no it's still less than a mile left lol. over all it was a good workout, awesome.

Good workout for sure. Took about 3 hours with a few breaks throughout. The trail terrain changes quite a bit from dirt, to moss, to rocks. Definitely wear good shoes. Didn’t think the views were outstanding. Don’t think I would hike this again.

This is a pretty quick hike but it can be steep in spots which is great for me since I'm an experienced hiker. The view from the top is amazing.

It was well kept and not highly trafficked.

first time hiking this trail. its relatively a short hike but has steep inclines towards the summit. easy to find parking and the trail is dog friendly. not a lot of shade and the summit can get a little crowded but overall great views at the top! not very crowded either. i ran into maybe 30 people the whole time on a saturday morning.

Great Hike! Lots of other hikers! Some parts are a little tough and steep, but rewarding view at top make it worth the pain. Not a lot shade, cover up or have sun screen.

Beautiful hike and breath taking views at the top! Plus, a great workout.

Super fun! I lived it

hiking
27 days ago

Proper challenge for beginners :)

Great hike!!

trail running
1 month ago

Good mid range trail, but for a beginner trail runner, like myself, it is a doozy, especially for first 2+ miles. Be ready for a workout. My only gripe is the trail is poorly marked later in the loop as there are many junctions and I spent a lot of time guessing wrong. I would go to my AllTrail app but it was having it's issues (or at least my GPS was.)

Great work out. Watch out for some areas of lose gravel. So many trails out here I love it.

hiking
1 month ago

I have hike this trail many times it’s always a pleasure. Very peaceful and every so often you’ll see some wildlife. Mission Trails Park is beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

I have done all the mission trails. Ok for an afternoon or morning walk

Good trail run for being in the city.

hiking
1 month ago

Favorite hike of all trails in Mission trails, short not too busy and will kick your butt with the steep area.

Views on the peak were nice but nothing too special. First couple of miles we could still see and hear the highway. Last third of the hike was very steep and strenuous. Good exercise.

on Pyles Peak Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty good hiking trail

love this place, pretty good with a weight vest too.

hiking
2 months ago

Probably the best mission trails hike

I hike Cowles my often. This is more intense b/c of steep slopes. 23mins up and 18 down. It is very light on ppl. Quiet and good views

trail running
2 months ago

If you’re a sucker for views, love a challenge but don’t have all day to hike or trail run, I highly suggest Kwaay Paay. I went at about 430pm on a Wednesday and passed two people on the way up, three at the summit and three on the way down. So I don’t know what you consider heavily trafficked but in my book, seven people in span of an hour / hour and a half is light... (However can be a much shorter hike if you don’t spend 30 minutes at the Summit taking pics and staring into the sunset.)
And again... the VIEWS!!! I must emphasize how insanely gorgeous and inspiring they are THE ENTIRE TIME. BUT— Whatever you do— don’t turn around before you get to the summit. You can see downtown and the Pacific Ocean!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely a challenging hike. Especially in 105 degree weather. Really good workout

great trip! 40 mins up 30 mins down!

It is HARD the first part is somewhat easy but that last part is so steep watch your step coming down always worth it at the end good luck !

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