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This trail is very basic for anyone in the Sacramento area. The dam is very pretty and one can get some good pictures there. Very popular trail. Half in shade half in sun.

hiking
1 day ago

Phenomenal hike!!! It was warm and sunny in January!!! Lots to see in the first and gorgeous views of the cape and ocean! There some slight up and down. There were some muddy spots but kind of fun to try and get over. At least that’s what my 12 year old step son said. Bring good hiking boots. Great for the family!_

Nice hike! Some larger puddles after the rain, but nothing that couldn’t be avoided. Thoroughly enjoyed this trail.

Hiked June 15, 2018 for the first time. Trail is muddy and slippery in quite a few spots. The trail surface is very irregular- lots of tree knobs and roots so that you had to watch your feet at all times. It might be an easy hike by elevation gain, but the condition of the trail, and attention needed, definitely makes this trail a moderate. The view is beautiful at Cape Falcon.

Did this a while back during the summer and loved it! Such beautiful views and unique rock formations! Would definitely go back if I’m ever in this area again!!

hiking
11 days ago

Closed because of government shutdown. We drove out here and had to find out the hard way. The road is blocked off with 5 more miles to drive before getting to the trailhead.

Beautiful!

Beautiful! :)

Great hike with great scenery.

Not worth so much mud. The trail is in poor shape because it sees heavy use and is naturally muddy. The end viewpoint is nice, but no better than the many nearby roadside pullouts on 101. Not bad, but very, very average.

hiking
16 days ago

Fantastic hike with great views! I would do this hike over and over again

hiking
22 days ago

Really pretty trail, and not too crowded. There was quite a bit of mud but that’s to be expected, and the views at the end are fantastic!

not as scary as I was expecting. it was a quiet day and less foot traffic made our hike more enjoyable.

Great views, pretty easy hike, and great payoff at the dam. Watch out for mountain bikers.

Always a nice moderate hike with the beautiful damn at the top. Nice and gradual incline. Watch for tics- especially with dogs. Pulled about 10 off mine.

Well marked trail with easy road access. Great hiking in the Slot Canyon...not to hard but fun.

The view at the end was worth the hike! Coming back down can be a little challenging to the joints for those that aren’t expert hikers. Watch for snakes and Mt.Lions if you’re hiking away from the trails in other places close to the main trail towards the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic.
This is like 3 separate hikes in 1.
The first mile or so is an easy walk through the slot. Great rock formations and an easy walk for any age. One person in another group did get claustrophobic and turned back.
The next 1/4 mile of so is a climb. Some trail, some stairs some switchbacks. It is a little bit of a challenge. Some smaller kids were having trouble and it is steep. The trail can be narrow with areas to pull over and let oncoming hikers pass. There was ice on the trail when we were there but it didn't cause too much problem.
The last part is on top of the mountain. Fairly flat trail with long views of the valley and other mountains. Again- beautiful.
I highly recommend this hike. The rock formations and the slot are amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike, took 2 hours because it was leisurely. I loved going in between and on top. Stunning panoramic view at the top. Really truly breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

Truly a gem of a trail. Views are amazing and there is some fun biodiversity in the forests/groves/exposed areas that the trail takes you through. It culminates with amazing views of Short Sand Beach and the Pacific.

hiking
1 month ago

My mom and I did this trek early in the morning on our way to Santa Fe. It’s more easy than moderate other than some elevation gain, but the tent rocks themselves are amazing to see.

I loved this hike! So worth it for the view. Great for dogs. Be prepared for a good bit of mud.

Nice trail, simple but watch out for the mountain bikers!

hiking
1 month ago

Only did about 3/4 a mile each way due to it getting dark, but it was easy with great beach views at some points!

Beautiful just very busy

Great hike. I also really like how the trail is connected with an access trail (it’s short) to beach. Makes it easy to do the hike and then go right to the beach.

hiking
2 months ago

What a great hike! Definitely do the slot canyon, and if you want to avoid any crowds go early morning weekdays. There was practically no one there.

Very muddy. Honestly thought the viewpoints were breathtaking, the finish was mehh. Looking back I may have missed something at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy fairly short hike with amazing views! After some rain it was pretty muddy, but not too crazy. Get there early as by mid day there was no parking left. Definitely worth it!

Dogs not allowed on trail

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