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If you don't mind the noise there are a couple pretty good hills to climb and get a workout in. Freeway noise is kind of too much for me. Redwood, Tildon, Briones or Valle Vista - much better hikes, less people.

Great view throughout. A lot of shade but also a lot rocks scattered along the path. Easy parking. Very clean area in general.

great walk

Great trail with mildly steep inclines broken up with flat/easy terrain. Definitely come on a clear day for incredible views of the city. Free parking is available at the Quarry Picnic Area.

17 days ago

Great hike with great views of golden gate! Make sure to stop by Battery viewpoint! You fee like you are touching the bridge. The beach at the end is awesome! There were a few people there which was super nice :)

Sunday 10/28/18
Arrived at the trailhead at 7:30am. Gate does not open till 8am so we parked down the road and walked in. It's almost 1.5 miles from there to the top. Great hill to work your legs and get warmed up. Only passed a few people at the top of the ridge. Super clear day, views of Mt. Diablo were amazing and we could see the Salesforce Tower poking out of the clouds in San Francisco in the other direction. Lot of birds, seen about five Retail Hawks. Great hike with few people. Great Sunday morning escape.

18 days ago

Great hike with varied terrain, areas of bright sun as well as shaded stretches. It’s a rolling hills ascent, so I never felt like I was just climbing without an end in sight. My dog loved it, jumped in the mud pond and the cattle water, and overall got very happily dirty. Definitely will do again. For us, it was 6.1 miles in about 2.5 hours.

the perfect level of difficulty and time

28 days ago

Fun easy little hike

Started at Lands End and just kept going. Beautiful views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. Recommend that you bring water, snacks, sun screen and a hat. It was cool in the breeze and warm in the sun. Lots of people and bikes as you get closer to the bridge.

Park on the Moraga side and hike down for no parking fee, more fun anyway. My fav hike in the area

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views. Awesome beach at the end. Almost no people. A lot of picnic tables with spectacular views.

I Originally planned to run one easy lap on the 5 mile rolling hill loop, but being that it was only 80 degrees out and overcast, went for two laps at ten miles. Great quad/hamstring/glute and calve stressing mountain trail! There were only two other people that were walking the trail. Extremely lightly trafficked!

Curious urban section in between what is essentially 2 trails. Nice, long walk otherwise.

camping
1 month ago

Great hike to bring people from out of town. It’s easy & gorgeous! Makes for great memorable pics.

Beautiful trail. Some very steep hills. Great for exercising! Over all a wonderful sunday morning workout.

1 month ago

This was a quick down and back hike .8 miles each way. My dad and I took a long lunch break on a Friday for this route. going in the middle of the day made for easier parking and it wound up a perfect break from the work day!

I’ve walked this trail many times. There are two steep climbs

it was a great trail. we took our 5 yr old son he did great. we went about 1/2 they whole way and turned back because of other events taking place at the landing. we will definitely do it again. heads up there is a ton of poison oak on the trail so be really aware of what you touch and what your little touch. also there is an obvious incline as you climb to the top. there are very narrow parts too so be aware of other hikers and bikers.

2 months ago

At first you go uphill for about 1/2 a mile and then you start heading downhill. You end up at a beach which is BEAUTIFUL! Coming back the road is steep, but not difficult.

One of my favorite hikes! Really nice views if you hit it on a non-foggy day, but the eucalyptus groves in thick fog are just as pretty. Challenging enough to feel like a workout but not too tough. Nice choice for dog walking too.

2 months ago

Love this hike, and I’m biased because it’s where my husband proposed. ❤️

Don’t underestimate this trail. It is intense with steep climbs which makes for a great workout.

A little too steep for me sometimes but overall really beautiful hike with amazing views, sun & shade and little food/horse traffic during the week!

Wide trail; no part was too difficult. Saw a gopher snake. Good views, and lightly traveled.

Good trail. Soil and rocky. If you use poles the rocky parts are difficult to get a grip but it’s a good work out and is clearly marked. I’m more partial to narrow trails but you get good views of the San Pablo and Briones Reservoirs and the Bay.

Nice trail - beautiful ridge topviews with Mt Diablo on one side distnca Bay view on the other

Beautiful hike. Its relatively moderate unless you are running the trail. Perfect distance. Not too long or short. Bring plenty of water and enjoy this gorgeous trail!!

Nice, nearby hike with one steep section. Probably best to go in the early morning and not anytime after it has rained as it would be tough on the downhill.

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