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Great hike, amazing views. Less traveled than many routes on Diablo. We had wind gusts up to 60 mph, which is unusual, but made it more adventurous. Would strongly recommend for someone who wants a decent workout in a relatively short hike.

Just got back into hiking before Thanksgiving and this was a great hike. Challenging; but, wasn't too overwhelming. Took a little detour to the observation center to see the view. That made it worth it. Clear day and beautiful views. Was about 34 degrees when we started. Wore layers. Should have brought gloves and something to cover my ears; but, wasn't horrible. Will definitely do this one again!!

Expect the unexpected here.. this was pretty challenging for me! But the clear views on a perfect day made it one of my best trail runs!!

Beautiful trail in San Jose but feels set apart. The park ranger was super friendly too!

Loved this hike. I thought it was more of a hard hike than moderate. The incline was pretty steep.

22 days ago

Easy walk along the coastline. Stunning view. Highly recommended for those who want to relax and chill on the beach over the weekend. In addition, I found the asphalt trail boring so I took several small narrow trails close to the cliffs to enjoy the view and the breeze.

This trail is a great confidence builder, I like to hit the hill halfway.. for being 12 miles it's really pretty pleasant.

3 months ago

Paved trail where you follow the water's edge. It gets busy as the day continues but was easy and beautiful! I would highly recommend this for all levels.

Scenery: 3
Views: 3.5
Difficulty: 3.5
Crowds: 3
Shade: 2

My 1-5 Rating Scale Comparisons for above:
5 for Scenery; Mcway Falls Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
4.5 for Scenery: Berry Creek Falls Big Basin State Park
4 for Scenery: Steep Ravine Trail

5 for Views: Nimitz Trail Tilden Park
5 for Views: Ridge Trail San Bruno Mtn Park
4.5 for Views Montara Mtn Summit San Pedro County Park
4 for Views Rancho Canada Del Oro Bald Peaks trail

5 for Difficulty: Junipero Serra Peak
4 for Difficulty: Mount El Sombroso Loop Trail

road biking
3 months ago

Overall nice trail . People have mentioned homeless or not a great area near by. Just park in Hellyer Park by the lake you’ll be fine then go south from there. I’ve done this ride a couple of dozen times. Most of first half of trail plenty of shade second half some but not much. Also first half busier with hikers, dogs, families once you pass fishing ponds much less traffic on trail. The trails is mostly flat with some gentle rolling small hills. The park about 5 miles past Hellyer has a bathroom the next is at the end. There are a few water spots and benches every so often. Once at the end you can continue another mile, mile and half to Anderson dam the last quarter mile up to dam is kinda steep just be warned but I enjoy going there.

This is a great biking trail for a hot summer day.
The wild flowers are beautiful attracting multicolored butterflies and hummingbirds!

Absolutely wonderful. Easy. Good for beginners

Great for biking. Goes even further than the map shows.

4 months ago

Nice view with easy trail, great place for running!

4 months ago

Went in summer so it was 90° hot and the waterfalls were quite lacking in water. Still overall pretty interesting hike.

Was there early September 2018 and there was no waterfall at the triple fall. It was all dried up. Overall, the hike was fairly easy.

on Coastside Trail

road biking
4 months ago

I did single track biking and I had a great time but realized that it was a very short ride. Wish it would be longer.

The hike was awesome!!!
I hike with my dad,and we had fun with great views.
And if you want to go drive to mountain,you need to pay 10 dollar, but hike was that much worth.

Very hot day, hike with my 11year old son. The trail was easy walk with great view. Path was very stable, just fun!

trail running
4 months ago

Definitely allows dogs on leash the whole way. Great low grade and very well-managed trail if you want to clock some miles and be by the ocean pretty much the whole time. Can get pretty busy later in the day.

trail running
4 months ago

Decent trail. Many paved miles for biking and jogging.

4 months ago

Don't come here, don't waste your time :( people ruin everything, the ugliest !

This was a great hike... just strenuous enough but not a total killer for one of medium ability... thanks to previous reviewers... it did take 4 hours when you factor in occasional breaks and lunch and a stop to explore visitor center. Thanks also to this app for helping me navigate... made a few wrong turns but was able to quickly correct thanks to gps. The sometimes mediocre signage is why I am only giving 4 stars. Could be greatly improved upon. Bring plenty of water and plan for a work out. I imagine the view can be spectacular but alas it was too smokey when I did the hike to see all that was there.

road biking
4 months ago

I really like this trail. I went today and make 30.4miles round trip. At the beginning is a little busy with kids, dogs and some people don’t follow the stay at the right rule, but once I got further is was less crowded. Overall was a nice trail. Love it

Very nice hike. Not for the beginners. Mostly shaded. View from the peak is awesome. Gates are not opened till 7 AM in the morning, even in summer. Not of much place on the side of the road to park the car. So, going early may not be advised.

trail running
5 months ago

Wonderfully flows and twists. And has crushed gravel single track on either edge.

Easy trail with beautiful view along the way.

5 months ago

Is only 4 miles hike, but steep. Very nice. Will be back springtime when the falls are fuller.

One of my favorite places to visit :) Have been going for years! Love to watch the birds, cows grazing , sunsets or just take my camera out for a spin while relaxing away from the chaos of San Jose.

The waterfall trail is absolutely gorgeous.

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