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1 day ago

This is yet another beautiful hike. The route shown on the map is wrong. Either the map must be corrected or another hike for Harkins Ridge trail - Craig Britton Trail - Purisima Creek Trail should be added to alltrais. The path I took is as mentioned in my write up in the same order. The trail may be categorized as strenuous-Moderate and not essentially Hard. Harkins ridige is the ascend , Craig Britton is more or less flat through the redwoods and is very pretty and Purisima is a mix of slight gradient along the creek. As descend is tough for me I prefer having gradual slope for descend and hence took the clockwise route. Enjoyed the hike on a drizzling chill day.. though the work out is over once you reach the top.

Glorious views and magical trek through the redwoods.

I started the trail from Saratoga Toll Road Trail (to the left) because through Indian trail it said no trespassing. Most of the trail goes through forest and the crossroads sometimes did get very confusing, because of no markings and they were not in my map. At the end of the trail it said you need to sight up somewhere, but there were no papers or anything; behind the fence it said you need a permission to go through from the park... very confusing. Overall it might be a nice trail for people who like to hike in forest, but nothing too entertaining for me, and confusing with no markings and that private property.

12 days ago

Pretty decent hike but would rate it as hard. It’s easy to moderate. Beautiful views of rolling hills and reservoir. Not much shaded. Good to be done in winters/spring.

Sanborn was pretty with all the trees but kind of boring honestly. Once we crossed over to the castle Rock side on the Saratoga gap trail it was gorgeous! Make sure you've downloaded the map because some of the intersections aren't very well marked.

Great quick hike with many hills and nice views!

Great for running and hiking! Watch out for horses and cyclist. Overall great trails.

Check the map ahead of time and plan around the construction. A section of the loop is closed and I do not recommend going through that area as it is a hazardous trail with lots of new poison oak growth. The trail system is quite extensive though, and you may be able to find an alternate loop with the trails that are open.

Otherwise it was a great hike. About 3-3.5 miles in I started to feel some distance from civilization, with only the occasional airplane sound reminding me that I was close to town.

There were some truly stunning moments in Oak Savannah type landscape. I saw a bobcat, woodpecker, and heard something that sounded like wild turkeys.

A great option if you’re looking to get to a quiet place in the woods without many other people.

26 days ago

An easy to moderate climb with well worn footpaths, gorgeous views of coast line, San Francisco and even a glimpse of GGB. Love the less trafficked upper trail with more exposed rocks and a wonderful view of the steep rock faces of the mountain.

Good vegetation variety. Beautiful views. A lot is on a fire road which is a bit less cool and the top view isn’t the best view but this is a hike about the journey vs the summit. Nice.

I got there just before 9am and there were only two other vehicles there. I went alone and felt totally safe and absolutely loved it. It was uphill the whole time but it wasn’t crazy or too hard! Take water, for sure! And by the time I finished at 11, there were quite a few more vehicles and I was passing other people and could hear others on the trail. If you want more of a quiet solo hike, start early.

Great trail! Nice ocean view about half way in.

Sanborn Park is nicely shaded while part of trails in Castle Rock Park offers great view.

Pretty strenuous uphill areas but worth the view. Went on a warm day, watch out for snakes!

1 month ago

A great hike with stunning views. We parked the car on the street since the Park closes at 5pm. It can be a strenuous hike. Take plenty of water.

The trail was great but the trail map showing the route is wrong.

Great trail. Wide path throughout, quiet, some amazing views and lots of sun. I would categorize on the low end of Hard.

Great trail! Loved the views, especially the first leg with views back to the water, and the view from the very top. On the way back, I almost missed the turn off from the North Peak Access Road, and I found the quarter mile down through the forest to the Pedro Mountain Road to be pretty tough (but I suppose that is why the trail is rated hard).

Definitely did not live up to the "hard" rating

Beautiful clear day today. Could see as far as the Farallones and across the Bay to Mt. Diablo. Gusty winds at some sections. Don’t much care for the paved roads but overall a good exhilarating climb.

Beautiful and excellent trail run

Pretty steep climb but the view of the ocean is spectacular!

Amazing views!!!

It's a beautiful trails with many altitudes and plant life.

Gorgeous views!

This is my first longest trail route. It has lot of trails inside you may end up going into some other route ensure you can carry gps trackers. In this trail route you will see golden gate and Pacific Ocean. Good for moderate level hikers to start with hard levels

2 months ago

I did my first solo backpacking trip on this trail. The ascent to camp was what I’d consider moderate, starting on Skyline and gaining more elevation on Lane Hollow. My FitBit logged 252 flights climbed, but it was very much dispersed. I also logged 7.6 miles to camp, and 20 overall on this loop making it much longer than this says!

The descent was what I’d consider easy with no extended periods of incline or decline. It was very easy imon my knees and ankles with a pack.

Camp was lovely with six or so sites, a pit toilet, and a bear container for food. I didn’t filter water, but there are opportunities to do so.

The views are definitely on the way down on the Basin trail. The hike up and the campground are in pretty thick forest. I hiked for approximately seven hours with a 35 pound pack, just to give an idea of your timeline, and I am in fine hiking shape but otherwise, have had a very lazy season. I arrived at camp very early because I anticipated a more difficult hike.

Really steep in sections, huge payoff!

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