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Beautiful views and a good variety of trails to mix it up.

very beautful

Nice varied views and not too heavily trafficked, apart from near the parking lot. We extended the hike by adding a loop around Lake Anza, which we definitely recommend.

Visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It's a wonderful hike with multiple tiny waterfalls on the way. We did the loop anti-clockwise and found it to be moderately challenging. There are certainly a few sections of steep climbing, but nothing very strenuous. If you're visiting Mt. Diablo park, this should definitely be on your list of hikes!

We went on this hike today and it was pleasant moderate hike. The hike is steeper in the beginning but becomes gradual later. Both way trip took around 2.5hrs. Would recommend going early since parking gets full.

10 days ago

Love it! Basically it’s Cardinet Oaks Road all the way (approx 30 mins) to the point where you can turn either left or right for the loop itself. I suggest going clockwise. The Falls Trail is my favorite.. then the second - and last part - of the loop, Middle Trail, can be challenging for some. Can be muddy!

Majestic views, frog concert and sunset upon returning to the trailhead. First part is all up last part you get to cool down and be in the shade if you are hiking later afternoon. Spotted 2 coyotes at 30 feet.

You can extend this hike by walking around Lake Anza.

Fun trail along grassy hills to creek with waterfall.

Great trail for an active workout.

Great hike for families - the kids loved running up and sliding down the sand dunes. Lots of dogs having fun playing off leash. Beautiful views. Better on a less windy day when the sand isn’t whipping around

great hike. we even kept going to the top of one of the hills. fantastic views to bencia to marin once you get to the top.

Gorgeous forested hike in Tilden Park. This hike was characterized as “moderate.” I agree. Some steep spots and some rough terrain, but totally doable. #TrailsChallenge2018

on Pirate's Cove

28 days ago

Pretty nice hike, nice views, especially at sunset

What a great hike! I covered so much ground and went through so many different types of forest, which opened up to various views of the surrounding terrain. I like how the track loops through both the upper and lower sections of Huckleberry, which provided a nice change of scenery on the way back.

I took a couple detours. I walked up the paved path to the water tank in Sibley to look out at the extinct volcano. In Redwood Regional, I headed south to the Prince / Stream intersection to see if the lady bugs were still active. There were a few stragglers, but the thousands that were there in January had moved on. I also walked down to the Grizzly Peak Blvd Overlook close to the end and sat on the graffiti-covered tree to soak in the stunning views of the bay. All in all, I racked up a little over 16 miles. Not bad for a Sunday morning.

Very easy walk on the path to see the waterfalls. Next time I would love to go further into the hills into actual hiking trails. The main fire road was packed and people were everywhere on the falls. Many people don’t know how to respect nature. It was actually kind of sad. Beautiful place being ruined my uneducated people.

Lots of rolling up and downs. Path is well groomed but some of the hills are pretty intense

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Enjoyed this hike and great with the pup!

Amazing views, open trails - great for dogs.

Love this whole area you can get to from the farm. Awesome views on the east side/up on the hills, with amazing foliage and presence of lots of animals :)

Several spots with storm damage, lots of dogs and more heavily trafficked than we prefer. Still a decent outing but not something I’d put on my repeat list.

Awesome hike and beautiful views! The dogs loved it.

We saw 4 river otters in the lake today! Thought they were ducks at first, but googled it and found out that river otters in Lake Anza are really a thing! Super awesome surprise!

Great hike with nothing but scenic views. There is not a lot of shade along the trail, and make sure to bring water.

1 month ago

Stunning views on a nice day.

A fair number of elevation changes. One killer hill. Great views of Lafayette Reservoir and Mt Diablo. A shorter, paved path directly around the Reservoir is nice for a leisurely stroll.

Great Hike. Dog friendly. Some hills but not to steep. Beautiful views of SF. Bring water.

This was a nice afternoon hike, with enough of an incline to get your heart rate up. The path mostly shady with a clear nice view from the top. A little slippery in places from the rain last week.

Great trail with amazing views. Moderate difficulty, but very doable

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