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    Christina Willis completed Vernal Falls

    29 days ago

    Christina Willis completed Bluff Trail Loop

    3 months ago

    Christina Willis completed Alta Peak Trail

    4 months ago

    Christina Willis completed Tomales Point Trail

    5 months ago

    Christina Willis reviewed Hites Cove Trail

    7 months ago

    This trail is absolutely amazing, especially during this time of the year (Spring) when the wildflowers are in full bloom. This trails is about 9 miles round trip out and back. Parking is available on the side of the highway, although I did see an old "No Parking" sign that was so faint, you would not even know which way it's pointing. People parked there regardless.

    Best views are at the beginning of the trail, but at the end you will find some history with abandoned coal mining equipment all over and an old shack. The beginning of the trail has some shade from trees, but still most of it in in full sun, especially at noon when the mountains don't protect you from it. I brought sunscreen with me and had to reapply several times throughout the hike. The earlier you start, the better. We started at 9 AM, and I think this was already too late. If you can, start around 6ish, this way you are not hiking back in blazing heat.

    Water is essential on this trail. I usually bring 1.5L and have at least half left, but this time I drank the full water bladder.

    While the trail runs along the side of the mountain, I did not have my usual fear of heights. It is rated as strenuous, but if you are in a good shape, I would say it is moderate due to distance.

    This is one of the best hikes I have done.