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Nice walk

Nice trails. Great views.

I have walk this trial several times , but last times I have noticed less and less water and more house construction. So much destruction around the area. machines extracting water too. Very sad .

Great place for a morning hike.

Amazing views

Get there early if you want to find parking!

I love this trail, usually. This time I took my 5 year old grand daughter because this trail is semi-easy, has stairs & is well kept, but the brush was a little overgrown so it blocked partial pathways, & after about a mile into the Wren trail, it was blocked off & nobody was allowed to cross the tape. Very disappointing. But, normally, this is a great trail with many different adjoining trails that include, streams, trees, inclines, wildlife, lizards, mostly, shade & stairs. It has a few semi-challenging hills, but not too bad. It's a nice hike for parents with children. No dogs allowed on trails.

You guys are full of it this gives you a side view of the sign that’s it

As previously stated parking is a challenge if you don’t arrive early. Over all it was a nice leisurely hike many squirrels, dragon flies and butterflies.. Colors are beginning to change. Was able to take a nice peaceful nap at Hodgees campsite before heading back down the trail.

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike with family. Good incline, total hike felt more than 3.2 miles. Shade on lower part of trail. Beautiful views of the ocean!

hiking
9 days ago

This is my first hike in a national forest and I really enjoyed it! This route in particular wasn’t too steep and has plenty of shade, my 10 year-old brother who didn’t really have any hiking experience said it was an easy hike. Just make sure you arrive early because the parking lot fills up quickly; we arrived at 6:50 am (Sunday) and we had to park a long way down the road!

lots of wildlife! we saw woodpeckers, lizards, a rattlesnake, squirrels, fish, birds and goats! the roadrunner trail scaled the mountain and didn't give shade so I didn't like that one but the bluebird trail was nicer- it went up really high! The lower areas have lots of shade and lots of water! no hobos, very clean trail, not crowded, lots of shade, free parking.

hiking
9 days ago

It was amazing view! We loved this trail and will come back for the ocean view for sure! We hiked 6.2 miles for 2 hours!! Early morning is recommended as there is not much shade or canopy.

hiking
13 days ago

had to park about 3/4 mile down the street, which wasn't too bad, as most of the other reviews have said. Decent trail, fire road size. When we got to the top, there were a few different ways we could go, so options are good but we didn't have time to explore further. More like an out and back for us this time but we would like to go back and try another trail. our hike was 4.75miles, 800 ft elevation (did the short hill at the top twice) in about 1:30 minutes

First hike my daughter went on and she loved it. Great for beginners and nice scenery

get there early. ..expect delay with heavy foot and vehicle traffic... hike overall is cool...also stay on the trail...lol

Great workout, watch out for flies on the uphill climb. Views are pretty sweet.

Nice trails in city with lots of trees for shade. However flat well maintained trails are easy not moderate

lots of shade in lush valley, and also good views on ridgetop

walking
22 days ago

Great trail to start with, will loop but easy to miss the right turn after the water tower. Biggest downfall is the parking, there is none and city ticket you which is Unfortunate since all we are doing is enjoying our very own city.

Scenic and historic- good incline!

Scenic and historic!

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We saw three ospreys very beautiful! We went early around 7:00am

Easy, scenic trail. Saw rabbits, countless birds, lizards and a baby rattle snake! Down side, you get hints of car noise from the PCH and not secluded.

Great hike with the family!

A great hike for when friends and family are in town visiting. That being said, if you're able and wanting to put in some more mileage elsewhere, you can get much better views that aren't as crowded.

Great place I do enjoy everything about the loop

I love this hike for the following reasons:
1. It close to home - anywhere in south LA County or Orange County.
2. It is near the beach, so great views and bonus of spending part of the day on the beach after the hike.
3. Trails offer a variety so you can get the work-out you desire: short, long or difficult.
4. Choice of 4 campsites if you want to stay overnight.

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