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29 days ago

Very nice and quiet hike with hardly any traffic. Took about 3 hours at a reasonable pace with a few stops. Great views! Some areas have moderate+ gradient, especially around the Falls Trail loop. Better to go clockwise around this loop. The creek and waterfalls were all dry. Be prepared with hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water since it was a hot 90 degrees by mid-afternoon.

Definitely NOT moderate. This trail is HARD. Super steep incline and decline. The map also takes you on to private property,which probably explains why most of the track is not maintained. Only try this trail if you are looking for a serious hiking challenge. The upside was the terrific views at the top & cooling shade through most of it.

it was a nice family hike. challenging in a few areas. we never found the water fall :(
but it was a beautiful view

This is the shorter version of lake Anza. Not really a hike, just walking round a small lake though. Do the other hike

1 month ago

I actually don't know about this hike. I attempted to do it and decided to use the feature in the app of getting directions to the trailhead. Because I have never been to My Diablo I trusted I would end up at the trailhead. The app took me to the east side of the My Diablo to some almost unseen openings in the fence to access fire roads, etc. Just want to inform anyone that they may not end up at the trailhead. I would like to try and do the actual hike someday.

Always great views and amazing talks

Excellent hike, but would put it in the moderate category. Trail was very rocky in some parts and there is a 6” ledge along part of the lake that was a little treacherous.

Don't be like us - check the weather beforehand so you don't end up hiking here when it's 100° outside

this trail can start at the forest service station in angwin. if on mountain bikes it is somewhat technical to start but is very enjoyable. Generally downhill but not one to go to sleep on.

Nice trail. Dogs on leash, hiking and horses. Bikes are only allowed on the fire road- not the majority of the loop.

hiking
2 months ago

Went in mid-June with my husband and small dog. Falls were just a trickle, but the hike up was pleasant with a slight incline. The path was fairly rocky the last quarter mile and a bit uneven for my husband who had to use a walking stick for stability. I wouldn't classify this as an "easy" hike as described, but definitely doable. No benches or picnic tables, but they do provide dog waste bags, and parts of the trail you can have your well behaved pup off leash. Oddly for a Saturday, there were hardly any people, which was nice... not loud. I would consider coming back possibly in fall or spring.

Not the most scenic hike I have done. I hiked during an extreme drought, I was disappointed to find out that the waterfall were completely dried out. The last part of the trail is extremely steep, a hiking stick can really come in handy.

Great hike. Highest place I’ve gotten to in my backyard

It was a cool short hike.

Goes right by the Anza Lake parking lot.

really lovely and wonderful changes of elevations and sceneries

Parked near the end of Rowland Blvd, so no fees and easy to find the trail. No water in July, but plenty of shade. Might have heard a coyote howl a couple of times. Our dog loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

By far my favorite trail this year. I took the Hetherington Loop both ways to get off the fire road a bit. No real waterfalls left, but the creek was still moving a little bit. I stood beside it and it reminded me of the Calm app. Even with the shade, it heats up quickly, so take lots of water and start early. I finished at 11 AM and was sweating pretty good.

I did the loop clockwise as others suggested. Wonderful views as you start ascent. Love getting off the fire road and onto single track. I saw a doe with her two youngsters, turkeys, and lots of lizards. There were some loud talkers and bicyclists early on, but once you get off the main trails, it quiets down a lot.

It’s a challenge on a hot day.

Great trek for my abilities.

Short but nice trail

hiking
4 months ago

Really beautiful hike. I took the the Hetherton Loop up and back to avoid the Donner Creek fire road.
6.1 miles out and back.
1200 elevation gain. Moderate with some tough rocky steep areas.
Best I feel in spring or after a rain and not too muddy.
Will definitely do again.

I love it! Lots of shade and the trails are beautiful.

Mostly shaded, well kept trail. Took us about 2 hours on the Moore Creek/Dry Foot trail.

Great hot summer evening hike. Falls are still running but not for long!

Very nice hike but be warned - Middle Trail and Back Creek trail are infested with ticks at the moment. They await on every blade of grass overhanging the trail. Proceed with caution and check for ticks often.

Great trail. Very steep in sections. Good workout if done quickly clockwise

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