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Great easy hike for the weekend! Great views of the bridge.

It was our First time riding this park, awesome forest settings and great trails. There are also some awesome technical routes other than Cinderella around this park and super fun to ride. Cinderella was heavily trafficked and was a little nerve wracking coming around steep corners only to find people hiking in the middle of the path. I’m not a big fan of hikers allowed on certain trails simply for safety reasons, so beware when your doing 20-30 mph around here. Oh and not one person had their dog on a leash, so there’s that as well to watch out for. Otherwise it’s a great place.

Simply the most beautiful hike close to a major US metro in my opinion.

Beautiful country side. Mostly open trails, not paved. Everyone is in a great mood, even the dogs are friendly.

25 days ago

Easy loop, great view, best to go on a weekday though if you can.

We started from inspiration point and hiked all the way to vollmer peak via seaview trail.. about 3 miles one way.. We reached around 9 am there were lot of vacant spaces In the parking lot.. There is also a restroom near the parking lot at inspiration point.. Amazing views of San Pablo reservoir , Golden Gate Bridge and the city.. Nice elevation and great workout.

Comfortable shaded hike. Good for young kids.

29 days ago

Great for a quick jog or a sunset stroll. Amazing views.

Great trail, VERY limited parking so go early or on weekdays. Pretty flat until you hit a few steep switchbacks shortly before the falls. The falls were just trickling today but it’s gorgeous in the canyon with the redwoods, ferns, and moss so still worth it. I did the loop up past the falls to the left, it switchbacks up to a wide fire road which also had some great views of the tree covered hills and the bay. Finished my loop by coming down the Barbara Springs Trail which was very steep & would be tough if muddy.

Beautiful trail through what felt like an ancient forest - old craggily trees covered in moss. Varied route with meadows, views and forest. Would recommend it. Good for kids too


It’s easy with kids, our son who is 4yo has been able to hike all the way and back. Parking can be a bit tricky, we had to park 5min away from the entrance.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful view. A few water fountains near the bay farm ferry. Good road condition for running/biking. But have to cross three roads, all with signal lights.

on Lands End Trail

1 month ago

Pretty easy trails. Lots of side trails you can take with wonderful views of the bridge and the bay.

Fun, easy hike. A little bit of an incline at the end that makes it more fun! Partially paved, mostly gravel. On a hot day wear a hat!

If you go clockwise, your climb will be a bit steep to the top, however the descent will be more gradual and pleasant, so if you have knee issues I would suggest to go clockwise. If you prefer a steady ascent but a steeper descent then counterclockwise is recommended.

Loved the hike. Great spot and the short ventures off the trail to the rock labyrinth, the baths, and the gorgeous view of the Golden Gate made for a great experience. 4 mile hike became 6 by the end of the day.

1 month ago

Amazing views!

Beautiful lake. Great picnic spot. Some rough patches.

Stunning views

Great views if the bay area on a clear day.

Beautiful trails, beautiful views, you couldn’t ask for anything more when hiking here!

Beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and of the rocky shoreline.

Beautiful views on clear days!!

1 month ago

While I think this trail is definitely worth checking out, I don’t think it’s a 5 star trail if you prefer longer hikes.

There is a parking lot with free parking and when my friend and I got there around 8:15 a.m. there was still a ton of parking left. There is also a bathroom with flush toilets and soap which is really nice. I also liked that the Sutro Baths are right next to the trailhead.

The main thing I didn’t like was how short it was and also the return route on the loop which is mainly on pavement. This is a great trail of you don’t have a lot of time or are going with people who are out of shape. Definitely do not plan this as a day hike though since it will take you less than 1.5 hours to do the whole thing.

I would feel safe doing this trail alone and would do it again maybe next year or the year after. It’s definitely not the best hike around though as the reviews and ratings would lead you to believe.

1 month ago

Beautiful little hike this time of year. A little wet, but the smell is amazing, and the sounds are so soothing! The stream is running and the falls are gorgeous!

awesome trail, a little muddy but overall I would do it again

It’s a great trail and a great view. But, if you go on the small trails up higher, they are very steep and some may find them pretty scary.

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