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Great trail, awesome views

We had an amazing time! When you get to the top of Summerland you can hike up a bit further to the Panhandle Gap for some further spectacular views. Absolutely beautiful. Will definitely be back.

Sweeping views

Nice easy loop, but under construction when we went. Parking is $10 for the day in the public lots, but you can find other places along the road to park. Pretty crowded, so it’s not the cleanest of places. There is a bathroom along the loop, and bins for trash/recyclables at several points so not the place to go if you’re looking to get lost in the woods.

walking
6 days ago

This is a wonderful, easy trail to walk. You have a lot of gorgeous scenery and views. I like walking this trail with my dogs several times a week, I have always felt safe so I don’t mind going without my husband. You can park along the road in certain spots or pay to park in the lots. There is also a dog park with a small dog section and a drinking fountain bowl for dogs. I like to stop in there to allow my dogs to roam off leash for a while. There are plenty of trash and recycle bins along the trail so there’s no excuse to leave any thing behind. Also some exercise stations through out and a bathroom on the north west (I believe) part of the lake.

This hike was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever done. First 2.5 miles weren’t bad at all but the last mile and half was pretty tiring. I had to stop a couple times to catch my breath. Still a little snow at the top but you won’t need spikes or anything like that.

hiking
8 days ago

Loved it! Great views! Great hike!

on Big Laguna Trail

13 days ago

If you want to smell pines, this is it!

Started out at the entrance by Campsite and headed to the other end of sunrise highway.

You can pick up more trails to add elevation and mileage to make this “moderate”. You are above 5000ft above sea level - very temperate weather.

Make sure to download maps - cell signal is non-existent.

off road driving
14 days ago

Nice trail, some steep areas that get a little exciting but mostly fairly tame driving. It’s hot and not a lot of shade but worth the ride for beginners.

hiking
15 days ago

Foggy, foggy, foggy!!! But I bet this is one of the best trails to hike on a clear day. From Muir beach parking lot the Coast trail down to Tennessee Valley beach is a little rugged (moderate to hard at times), Hiking poles really helps! We took Fox trail back to Muir beach which is easier terrian uphill for about 2miles and the descend back to Muir beach has great views. It took us a little over 3 hours including frequent picture taking and selfies. Then you can have a relaxing day at the beach after your hike like we did. Have fun!

hiking
16 days ago

Incredible trek to a high mountain meadow. Keep a look out for marmots, mountain goats and the local extroverts, the many chipmunks that hang close in want of snacks.

hiking
17 days ago

Uphill, sometimes relatively steeply, all the way. But the views on the way up, and the 360 degree views at the summit are so worth it. Rainier, Adams, Hood, and Goat Rocks. Started very early, and on a Tuesday. No one seen until near the top....perhaps 10 seen all day, most of them going up when I was descending. Early wildflowers seen. Great hike.

Great wide trail. Absolutely beautiful up in the Pine Tree areas. We were blessed with a cool morning, but not a shaded hike. Moderate hike, took longer than expected, as we did not have any parking at the trail head. Lots of friendly bikers, we missed the very top, but hiked 16 miles. We plan on a Fall Hike to make it. A must see.

trail running
21 days ago

Great run/hike from the visitor’s center parking lot. Took my dogs with me but it was a little harder than I thought it would be for them (my doberman had a blast but my medium-sized lab mix struggled in a couple spots). We stuck to the trail for the sake of safety. Nice views at the top of the trail.

This was a very difficult hike with not much shade. However, stunning views and the ability to visit three different beaches made up for it. If I were to do this hike again, I would go much earlier and spend more time at the different beaches as well as the picnic area. I saw plenty of rabbits and lizards. You will need to do a bit of rock climbing to get to the beach at Pirate Cove, but there is a good chance you will be only person there. Would definitely do this again with a group of friends. Oh, bring sunblock if it's a sunny day!

love this trail. nice, quick, challenging hike.

Loved it, they charge for parking. Everyone is very friendly. I saw no dog poop or trash. Just beauty everywhere

in early August, the wildflowers are amazing. The mountain is as big as life. Marmots amusing.

on Lake Gregory Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike! Lots of beautiful shade. You do have to walk on the sidewalk/parking lot for a bit but not too much.

hiking
1 month ago

Challenging with amazing views! We went in May and there was a good amount of snow at the peak which made things difficult.

Pretty long trail with a decent amount of elevation gain. Didn’t make it to the top so plan on taking a few hours to go out and back. Don’t go on a hot day, there’s not a whole lot of shade. Still very pretty.

hiking
1 month ago

PARKING: you can park in the visitor center lot, the side of the road that leads to the visitor center, or the side of the road within the gated entrance (not sure when the gates open but i imagine 8AM?) it was pretty crowded when i was returning from the hike (around 9AM) since there's free guided nature walks on certain days, so definitely keep that in mind. BTW - i highly recommend visiting the visitor center as they have small interesting exhibits ^_^

HIKE: the hike is pretty straight forward with some branching trails at the start but they inter-connect with the main trail. there's incline and declines but they aren't too drastic UNLESS YOU PLAN ON ROCK CLIMBING/BOULDERING!

Funny thing - i tried to boulder my way up to the top and almost fell. so be very careful and have the proper equipment when attempting. I only had climbing shoes but. But i'm also a novice LOL.

Anyway, you can choose to not boulder and just continue the hike.

It got pretty packed early in the morning so if you're looking for quiet serenity - i'd advise to come around 7AM since there were already a bunch of humans by 8AM. and since the park offers free nature walks, that just adds to the human traffic you'll need to navigate around.

overall, i'd say this was enjoyable and the scenery was very nice. i just wish i'd made it to the top but i'll need to up my climbing skills.

Nice little trail to get away from it all for a few hours.. I plan on going back at night my next time around

Good fun, nice family hike. Nothing too crazy

hiking
2 months ago

We started on the Visitor Center Loop, headed down towards the river, then back up, across Father Junipero Serra Drive to the start of this trail (one could go past the gate and park near the trailhead). The trail was well-maintained. Nice shade spot at Orange Cube Rock. Continue up some small switchbacks to rock climbing area at top. We were too tired (and hot) to try the rocks! Nice views!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Had a blast, generally the trails were easy however there are moderate to difficult trails off the main loop. keep in mind this trail is in Cleveland National Park several thousand feet above sea level. there's a $5 entry fee (honor system) to enter the park and general parking is not well marked. the trail head sits at the center of a camp ground so I sort of made my own parking spot.

on Lake Gregory Trail

3 months ago

We couldn't figure out how to stay on the trail because there are fences in the way. I wouldn't go back, most the trail was street.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, great views

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