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Doing the loop clockwise is a good up-hill challenge but not overly so. Mostly in the shade during the uphill and not too bad on the downhill section. Some nice views at the top though nothing jaw dropping.

Beautiful place, so quite. We took foldable chairs and sat next to the lake. We went there with our dog as well. We’ll definitely return!

Decent hike. Lots of inclines for a good workout. Saw some deer and butterflies, but not many views. Lots of shade though so good on a hot day.

hiking
6 days ago

Is only 4 miles hike, but steep. Very nice. Will be back springtime when the falls are fuller.

love the view, is very relaxing

Enjoyed this trail system. I've done all of it a few times.

The waterfall trail is absolutely gorgeous.

Great views. Tip: $8 parking fee and opened seasonally

hiking
1 month ago

Multiple waterfalls, lots of shade, dog-friendly, easy loop, not crowded: what's not to like? No permit was required for hiking as this was after 6/30.

Climb down any access path to the rocks and walk the creek. It’s beautiful down there!

Start early, not much shade, bring lots of water, it was ok

walking
1 month ago

One the most beautiful area to walk, run or bike.

hiking
1 month ago

pretty consistent incline, but perfect for heartrate.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful and moderate forest trail with plenty of nature features to check out.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyed the sanborn trail!

trail running
2 months ago

Good elevation, running through the red woods is always fun. First quarter mile a little trickier to navigate due to lack of signage and it being my first time on this route. Fog was rolling over the mountains today for a nice tree rain at the top. $6 parking fee if you want to park inside the park.

a gorgeous hike that is easy enough for little kids.

I liked it. Good amount of incline and decent scenery. Tons of wildlife if you’re into that jazz. Hiked it in 90F and there isn’t much coverage so expect to work up a huge sweat. Good after work hike. Took us 90 mins

hiking
2 months ago

It was challenging on the way up pretty steep the first few miles. Not the best marked but not difficult to navigate. I will definitely be back.

Easy to moderate hike, great for dogs!

fishing
2 months ago

Somewhat crowded. Started out as a fishing trip, ended up walking the loop.

on West Cliff Drive

2 months ago

Somewhat crowded, beautiful none the less.

Challenging hike, lots of incline. Watch your step for the loose rocks on the decent.

The shade was great and on a clear day you can view the city from afar

Barely any shade on a very HOT day was a bad idea but having gone to Little Yosemite was worth it!

Make sure to go clockwise as I made that mistake and had to walk another 2 miles bk to Little Yosemite which made my trip a 9 mile hike!! Best to go on this trail in spring or fall or very early morning but best to go in summer to dip in the Little Yosemite waters! Bring a towel and swimsuit.

Some trails are not maintained so I suggest to wear hiking pants so you won’t feel the weeds on the path. Other that that it was a good workout!

Tough hike, but epic views and not a lot of foot traffic.

With is a very beautiful park with an awesome view. We enjoy walking with our dog.

hiking
3 months ago

5/14/2018 I’m house sitting nearby and had to take advantage of having a flat, beautiful place to skate. It was really nice, but it was crowded for a Monday, and obviously on Saturday when I came with my dog it was packed. Also, a lot of the paved walkway is rough for boards that don’t have the right wheels. The street is good though, and on a weekday there aren’t too many cars, especially up closer to Natural Bridges. There is also a beach along the way where you can let your dog off leash before 10 am and after 4 pm. You’re basically in the heart of town here, close to the west side and downtown, so it is good for families with older or younger members. Riding bikes would be fun for kids. The wharf and boardwalk are at the south end and on the north end there is the monarch butterfly preserve, Antonelli Pond and Moore Creek Preserve. Lots to do.

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