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hiking
1 day ago

Fairly easy hike, was able to do this with my 4 year old daughter and wife no problem. Tons of folks out there on Sunday 1/13/19. not a quiet hike, but enough space on the trail for everyone. Hardest parts are just crossing streams here and there on the way to and from the waterfall, very doable for all ages and dogs are allowed too !

Parked in the residential area near the trailhead. Went on a cloudy day but be prepared since parts of the trail have no shade. The trail is well mainted with some foot traffic. However bring warmer clothes if you decide to hike in the winter since there's likely snow. Also if you run out of water, the observatory provides a drinkable water faucet at the top.

God forbid there happens to be a single drop of rain. They close the trail?!?! Seriously?

perfect hike for a good workout but not too difficult. A few up hills. very peaceful. Not a lot of people on the trail. beautiful rock formations.

walking
5 days ago

Good neighborhood walk if you're in the area. Limited/street parking. Be courteous to the residents. Can get lunch/snack in the Malaga Cove Center at the halfway point (just walk maybe 100' beyond end of trail).

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful views with waterfall!

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12/31/18

Go super early and during a weekday otherwise it's a tourist hangout unless you like being around a bunch of other people that lack trail etiquette.

Otherwise great butt workout via Burbank trail!

Great warm up trail for either hiking or trail running. 2 1/2 miles on and 2 1/2 miles out of very easy and moderate trail hiking. Allow three hours to complete the hike both in and back.

Great hike After work!!

Hiked inspiration point trail and then ran the backbone. A nice 45 min morning wake up. Only a few others on the trail. Easy to moderate until you hit the backbone where it’s more challenging. Btw I was there before you had to pay. Lot days $12 but I saw some people parked on the street outside it.

Pretty trail. I’ve only done the start but plan to dig in further.

hiking
7 days ago

great hike, VERY crowded. went on a thursday, a less busier day but still saw a lot of people on the trail. parking wasn’t difficult, they have a lot as well as an overflow lot. half of the hike is relatively easy on a paved road. take a left when you come across both forks. the second half of the hike (after you get under the bridge) get significantly prettier and shadier. you cross the stream a few times before the waterfall. the water flow was good. too much graffiti but honestly not a lot of trash. makes a great skill level for beginners.

Short but intense uphill climb, beautiful view of the city and the valley all at once. Gets pretty crowded, and beware parking cops.

Great trail for the family!!

We deviated from the trail (shortened the distance) as we planned on doing multiple hikes. We started at the Angeles Crest Highway at the base of Winston Peak. We took the PCT trail to the left of the dirt road and hiked on it until we rejoined the dirt road about a mile down the tail and then proceeded on the road to Cooper Canyon Campground. We then rejoined the PCT hiking towards Winston Ridge and continued on the PCT until it returned to our starting point. This route is about 5.5 miles and has an elevation gain of about 1300 feet. I would estimate that about half of the trail was snow covered. It was a very enjoyable hike. I gave it four stars only because there was only one spot that gave a good vista view.

Beautiful trail. First snow hike. Trekking poles are a must, if I didnt have them I would have probably slipped down the mountain. I got here earlier today at 8am and I was one of the first ones here, it was pretty empty. Keep in mind it's a weekday. It is pretty tough if you haven't hiked in a while, I contemplated giving up multiple times. The trail to the peak at some point was hidden in snow and I felt that it was best if I didnt continue, plus my crampons broke. I'll be sure to finish this trail in the summer.

Easy hike, mostly flat with little climbing involved. My Fitbit measured it to be 11.3 miles in total. You’ll definitely get wet when crossing the River a few times, so bring water shoes or a change of shoes/socks. Water was up to my ankles in early Jan. Took us about 5 hours in total.

hiking
10 days ago

Just about the perfect trail for out in this area of SoCal. Not too easy, but not too hard either. Beautiful switchbacks that take you away from traffic noise and once you get to the top, the views are fantastic! Fun to do on a sunny day or a cloudy one so you can watch the fog roll over the hills. For the most part, very safe, sturdy trail. A few fun, narrow stretches along the ridge line. And the best part: easy street parking at the trailhead!

This was my first hike at this location and hiking in the snow. Great workout...crampons and trekking poles helped. Completed in 9 hours. Since it was supposed to rain later that day it was super windy and began snowing on the way back down. Hiking in the snow was awesome and the scenery was beautiful. Can’t wait to do this one again in better weather conditions to be able to absorb more of the scenery.

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike for families. 30-60 minutes.

Really enjoyed this trail. Beautiful views and kid friendly.

Perfect for a Sunday afternoon afyer a winter rain, and would be even more lovely on a quieter day during the week. just the right amount of stream and boulder hopping for a fitst day back after the holidays.

Short but really beautiful hike. The landscape changes a lot and a bit of rock climbing needed at certain points.

An easy hike, good for just about anyone with moderate abilities. This is a must do if you are in the area.

Very steep the first 1/3 but a nice shorter hike. Bring a stroller for younger kids.

Done and fun! Great socal hike. Desert mountains overlooking the ocean. Good climb too.

This trail was so much fun and it has some amazing views! As a first timer, i give it a 5 star. For a Saturday morning, it wasn’t packed. If you’re looking for a moderate workout or just a spot to enjoy a nice walk, this is definitely the place. It’s super chill, has some steep hills as well as some the regular cool walk trails. Our dogs loved it! & there’s also a little gated dog park across the street for when you’re done with the “workout” the dogs can run around safely and play.

Excellent views and great workout!

hiking
12 days ago

Nice hike and geat views of mountains.

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