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A little muddy at the beginning. Lots of options on which direction you want to go , I wouldn’t say easy because I think it would be difficult for some children it can get steep. Very beautiful views although windy so dress appropriately.

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muddy
no shade
7 days ago

Really fun hike! You get a little of everything - rolling hills, rocky areas, and the greatest ocean view. I went midday on a Thursday, and it was not crowded at all - for the last 1/2 of the loop, I only saw three other people.

It’s rated as easy, but I would categorize it as moderate. I went on the first clear day after a few days of rain, so the ground was pretty muddy and there was a ton of loose rocks covering the few steep inclines. Some trail areas were non accessible due to huge puddles so I re-routed a couple times and made a few wrong turns along the way. Definitely added a little more adventure to the hike, which was fun!

I parked in the Mori Point parking lot. It’s kind of small (only space for like 6 cars), but I think it’s the best starting point to the hike (rather than the start/end marked on the map.

It is SUPER windy, so make sure you bundle up with layers! And make sure your phone doesn't fly out of your hand when you're checking the AllTrails app, haha!

hiking
10 days ago

Stunning sunrise hike

Great views!

hiking
14 days ago

Clear skies, very windy, great views of the Bay and the ocean. Some incline and some decline but plenty of gentle grade.

On a clear day we were even able to see bits of Monterey Bay from this trail.

Easy hike with great views. Maybe spot a whale or two if you’re lucky!

Love this hike! Great views.

Amazing scenery where you could both see the Pacific Ocean and Bay Area. Friendly to hiker and biker. Worth to visit again!

Coastal view is awesome on the top of mountain. But wind is pretty strong, remember to wear warm coat!

Great family hike! Came here with my family on Christmas day, and there's definitely pretty steep up and downs, but my parents managed just fine with a walking stick. We did a clockwise loop, South Ridge Trail to end of the Bluff Trail, a quick jaunt to the first viewpoint on the Middle Ridge Trail, then headed back to the parking lot via Arroyo Trail. Total was 2.55 mi, 653 ft of elevation change. Beautiful views of the coast on a sunny clear day. Bring a hat and layers for the wind and the chilly shaded Arroyo Trail.

Steep but worth it.

Easy but very beautiful

great views of the area. about two areas with steep elevation gain. there is a little network (3) of trails that can get a little confusing, so be sure to download the map. took us about 4 hours with time for pictures and resting. no reception in the parking lot, but spotty through out the trail.

Very well kept trails. Not so crowded. Steep slopes at beginning of Rhus Ridge and at end of Black Mountain trails. Beautiful sceneries of trees, meadows and the Silicon Valley. Roughly about 9.5miles long 3.5hrs walk.

Very pleasant in the winter if not raining.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike and place for whale watching

hiking
1 month ago

We visited in July. It was an easy hike until the sand portion. I wasn’t prepared to walk in sand and didn’t wear appropriate shoes. It was hot and the sand was difficult to walk in. It was worth it when we were able to see and hear the elephant seals! It was near to learn about the house on the island, too!

hiking
1 month ago

mellow and pleasant. i would have inadvertently led myself off the loop without the app; highly recommend referencing the map while on the trail.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail with a killer hill or two, it connects to a flat trail that goes down to Rockaway beach. I enjoy it.

walking
2 months ago

Nice, basically easy walk, which is on the old road. Beautiful views! Saw whales from on high. Great for a family with kids.

Great hike close to town. Mix of woods and chaparral. Often see birds and bunnies. Lots of lizards on warm days. As noted, first and last sections are so lucky steep.

Hard to find parking on weekends but can park at Foothill College.

Really good hike. The hike gets really steep towards the north peak. Recommended to do it early in the day so you are done by noon.

Great length of hike and definitely I’d rate this as moderate l. Steep dusty uphills are rewarded with nice downhills in intervals. The views along the way are absolutely worth the sweat! Bring a jacket if it’s foggy because on the way back you’ll need it in the areas with all the trees! We’ll do this one again for sure.

Beautiful views

I like doing trail because I love doing nature walk and enjoying and look at different types of plants and smell the Eucalyptus tree

Steep and beautiful views.

Very steep coming up or down from parking area...but not so steep that I had to slide on my butt.

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