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Park opens at 7am on the weekends and 6am on the weekdays! Really pretty views from the top and it was very well maintained. Depending on where you’re starting, there’s a bit of an elevation increase. It was hard but, it’s pretty doable. Then after that it becomes a leisurely walk. Only a few shaded areas and the rest are mostly open, so I suggest going in the morning! Moderate amount of foot work.

14 days ago

Please !!! Open it early!! People that work and wants to do some hiking is not able to do it due the horrible schedule ! PLEASE!! 6am at least !!

14 days ago

I love this trail , beautiful views ! Sad that now is open until 9am/ before we used to go there for sunrise ... PLEASE PLEASE OPEN IT EARLY! 9am is to late for most of us ....

We give it 4 stars because it opens until 9am. We took Coyote trail instead at the trail head because it had more vegetation and incline. You can make these trails as long as you want them, there were trails all over .Great views of Whittier, small but free parking and the trails where trafficked but nice . The only sad part is that people on these trails don’t embrace or don’t know the concept of “leave no trace”. It was sad to see some trash (we picked it up) we saw graffiti on trees (what big of a loser had to do that? ) and seeing pictures of people who picked flowers (food for pollinators, hello) honestly, we don’t live in a fairy tail anymore and it’s not news we must take care of the planet. It was sad...

Nice place to hike! Enjoyed the scenery although not clear due to the all the wildfires! Great workout!

Awesome views of Downtown LA & the SGV!

trail running
1 month ago

Ran it today around 4 pm. Temp. was about 85 but with no humidity to speak of it was pleasant enough. Also, with the sun being rather low there was shade from time to time. FYI, if you do it clockwise, the first 2.5 miles or so is a steady climb.

Echoing what other folks have said: be ready for around 2 miles of elevation right at the start. Definitely wear some thing to protect your legs due to all the tall weeds and bush. In general dress for sudden temp drops in colder non summer seasons. The pond is a gentle reminder of what the years of drought have done to the ecosystem in SoCal.

Great hike for those looking to get into shape or simply get their feet wet in the world of hiking. The trail hits you immediately with an uphill climb but one you finish that the rest of the hills on the trail become child's play. There aren't many shade spots so a visor and sun protection is recommended for those with sensitive skin going in the day. Trail opens at 9 and parking gets filled really fast. I usually park uphill a little past the trail entrance and walk down there's no permit required.

Great weather for a hike. So happy that we decided to take this hike. very challenging considering that I'm not an avid hiker. Overall, great experience.

This trail definitely didn’t disappoint

We never got to try the trail because of the parking. When we got to the "parking lot," there were "No Stopping Anytime" signs. We then drove around and found that all of the street parking was only available to the residents only with a permit. We came across a resident telling a group of hikers that if they left their car in front of his house, they'd get a ticket. We asked him where we could legally park to use the trail and he pointed to a small area where there were three (3) cars parked and they'd used up ALL the legal parking spots. It seems the only way to use this trail is to walk there from an elementary school parking lot a few blocks away but I'm not sure if that's allowed. Plus, we were trying to avoid walking on the concrete around our own neighborhood: that's why we went there! Needless to say, we felt unwelcomed to use the trail by, not only the lack of parking, but also the resident who informed us that the "parking lot" was closed because of "too many break-ins." I don't think hikers are welcome by the area residents.

great spot to take the dogs especially if they love water :)

easy two mile hike
I did this hike as a night hike. beautiful And peaceful trail. once you get to the grotto you will see a bit of water. I'm assuming that when it rains, must he amazing.
avoid parking by the campsite, you will get kicked out. you can park on on the top entrance or on mullohand drive will take you straight to the trail
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Nice little quick hike. Seen sea lions and lizards

fullly exposed, decent incline, use the map its poorly marked

Love this trail for kids, out of towners

Love all the trails here

Great for the family. Nice picnic areas, and the actual trail is fairly easy with nice views. On the way to the trail, you can see the horses.

Make sure you grab the pamphlet on the way in.

Slow and steady wins the race.

CLOSED FOR GOOD

hiking
2 months ago

had to park about 3/4 mile down the street, which wasn't too bad, as most of the other reviews have said. Decent trail, fire road size. When we got to the top, there were a few different ways we could go, so options are good but we didn't have time to explore further. More like an out and back for us this time but we would like to go back and try another trail. our hike was 4.75miles, 800 ft elevation (did the short hill at the top twice) in about 1:30 minutes

pretty decent hike, my 5 and 7 year old were able to keep up at a decent pace (for them). I liked the switchbacks and elevation was quick but didn't seem tough. It was a clear day so the views were gorgeous. I would go back to this one again.

Nice hike on an overcast morning like today. A few steep hills which I loved. Met some nice people on the Coyote trail. Watch out for the dog poop.

this hike is closed until further notice. as of July 2018

Hiked this trail last week, and I don’t believe we did all 6 miles since some parts ( near 57fwy) was closed off for construction. We entered by the street near benches. Unique trail since you do have to cross little creeks WARNING: you could slip and get your feet wet! Be careful when crossing as there areas where there’s not enough rocks. As you get closer to the freeway the uphill begins. I enjoyed it, outside getting my socks and shoes wet. Love the shade and overall views

walking
3 months ago

Great trail to start with, will loop but easy to miss the right turn after the water tower. Biggest downfall is the parking, there is none and city ticket you which is Unfortunate since all we are doing is enjoying our very own city.

Beautiful cliff views

I really enjoyed this hike. However, the grotto was actually hard for me to find! When you get to the bottom of the ravine, there’s a wide open shaded space. From here, it was unclear where to go. I tried two ways. To the right there is a small trail. I followed it for about a mile but it was overgrown by tall grass and seemed to never end. I circled back and went left from that open area. There are lots of rocks here. It didn’t seem clear that I was on a trail. Then suddenly there are large boulders. They can be challenging to climb but if you go up to right, you can more easily navigate down. Eventually you’ll see the grotto beneath you. To get to it, you have to go up to the right and scale more rocks. This then brings you back down to the ground level with the grotto! Woo! I got a little lost getting back out. Watch out for poison ivy!

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