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Beautiful trail, lots to see even on a cloudy day! Split 5 litres of water between 2 fit adults, so don’t forget the H20 and ty to get on the trail early!

You can hike this trail a couple of different ways. At the trailhead you’ll start up a moderately steep incline. Eventually you’ll come to a fork. If you hike this loop counter clockwise, it snakes back and forth up the incline gradually. If you want a real challenge, hike the loop CLOCKWISE. It’s much more rewarding to basically crawl vertically to the top of the point. Once at the top, stop and stay a while. We hiked down continuing clockwise, which was gorgeous as well. Talk about views. Take plenty of water.

Easy stroll. Good to see and hear sea lions.

Great views but it’s a hard trail

The view is so amazing.

Nice views and ocean breezes, lots of bees and active hives though, its a shame it burned up...

Easy hike through nice houses... Disappointed waterfall but then again it's so cal so was expected

The hike to the ridge was moderate. The views from the ridge are quite spectacular. I would do this again. It is good for a easy going climb and spectacular sunset and view of sandstone formations

This is one of my go-to weekend hikes. It gains a lot of elevation quickly, but that means some pretty stellar ocean views and isn't too long. Watch out for poison oak and wear sun protective gear.

The view was wonderful! Loved being in the canyon and seeing yuccas & other wild flowers. The trails are quite narrow with a lot of overgrowth. There were long branch like reeds, that I call slappers, to combat on the trail. So watch out for those, ticks & spiderwebs(especially in the morning).

great trail run. up, up, up, down into canyon and back up. way up. the single tracks were all pretty overgrown but ok. way back down so pretty.

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29 days ago

This hike is great for a quick workout, with spectacular views as the payoff. I hike this trail at least once a month and the views from the top never get old.

hiking
29 days ago

awesome

The back side is well shaded recommend doing that half during the peak of that. We started mid day and went the backside to the front and it was not too hot by the time we were in the sun again.

Great hike with awesome views!

It was a beautiful hike with lots of trees and nature, but there was not much water. We were able to see a little bit of the falls, but it was obvious that the water was going down. So if you want to see the falls, go sooner than later! Still beautiful, for what it is, even though it smells like sulfur.

Es un Lugar hermoso y divertido nosotros subimos por el camino incorrecto y esta muy peligroso por que subimos la Montaña y esta todo muy resbaloso gracias a dios todas llegamos bien es mejor empezar por chumas y empezar por la Jolla y salir a Reymiller

hiking
1 month ago

Not a beginner’s hike due to its steep hillside but overall a very beautiful, scenic and enjoyable hike!!

This trail is amazing!! ocean view the entire way!! Our kids 8, 11 and 13 did great!! It was challenge for all of us and we are very fit and active family! Got there at 8:30am was packed when we finished! Keep to right and it's extended the trail and alot less crowded!

Very intermediate hiking area with such a great view and beautiful workout for your legs and body ! Just be careful with the stalking snake’s on the trail, I’ve ran into snakes lately this week !

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1 month ago

Really pretty hike! Dog friendly and the waterfall is a great spot to sit before heading back.

Great, easy hike. Dog-friendly and lots of shaded areas.

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1 month ago

Not quite a hike, but not quite a walk, either, with the sand. But kid friendly and do-able by almost everyone if you take your time. Great views of Santa Monica Bay, Zuma Beach, and the Santa Monica Mountains. Right up there with Torrey Pines as one of my favorite beach walks.

very narrow path overgrown with tall wildflowers. not a great experience for people who are allergic to bees or just don't appreciate darting through a mile or two of bees in the path. sad face - did think it had a nice view I did not stop to see - wish the path were wider and cleared.

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1 month ago

Great View of the ocean. Can be a little steep, not as easy as it looks.

Family friendly hike. There was resident's honking at everyone to move, there was plenty of horse poop, and the waterfall was dry like trickles falling, and it smelled horrible. when you get to waterfall becarefull while I was there all the loose rocks had 8 hikers fall.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful trail!

Loved this hike! My 5 year hiked the whole way. The “weeping wall” or falls is really beautiful. I would definitely do this hike again.

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