thanks 4 sharing Courtney, the pictures of the place so warm dark and alluring inthere mystical solemn grace. i look forward the this parks opening, hey keep on, keeping on, thank you

Currently closed due to funding and trail maintenance. I was pretty bummed I drove all the way up there to a closed and locked gate. Nobody wrote closed in the reviews so I’m hoping I will save some ppl the heartbreak.

on Aj's Point of View

3 months ago

Can’t give a true rating. We came at 4:30pm (before sunset) on Sunday 2/16/20 and the gate to the trail was closed. Just a heads up. We were so disappointed!

3 months ago

This area is currently closed due to lack of funding for maintenance. you can probably walk up the road to the parking lot, but I think they have temporarily closed the access road to the parking lot.

Short and sweet.. nice little hill and back.

hiking
9 months ago

Wanted a quick hike with a great view and that’s what this is! It’s straight up but doable, the last hill before the deck was the steepest and I slipped a little so be careful. Extremely dog friendly with lots of friendly dogs. You can also take the loop to get to the deck which is less steep but takes longer. Close to Santa Cruz without the crowds would visit the forest again for sure. Watch for all the wood carvings!

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike when you don’t have a lot of time. Some steep inclines but nothing that can’t be negotiated using cars.

hiking
9 months ago

Moderate trail with nice views. Almost one hour twenty minutes.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, nice views, funny animal carvings along the route. Great overlook picnic area too. Took our two dogs & the hike was perfect for them. A few steep uphills.

Went off trail as you could see..good work out!!!

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of really nice trails up here. Small stretches of steep elevation but nothing too crazy. Great view of the surrounding area, you can see all the way to Moss Landing on a clear day.

hiking
Sun May 05 2019

Beautiful steep trail. Some single tracks were full of poison oak as it is in full growth mode right now. Nice shaded trail for hot days.

hiking
Sun Mar 31 2019

Awesome trail very easy going great for kids and lots of hidden surprises along the way. Path is fully shaded and well maintained

hiking
Mon Mar 18 2019

Beautiful trail the inclines are steep but our 2,3 and 6 year olds made it to the top and there building a deck with an amazing view can’t wait till it’s completed!!!

The best hike under 1.5 hours. The view is amazing on a clear day.

on Byrne Trail

hiking
Fri Dec 28 2018

This is one of my favorite trails - great views with picnic tables for a break and so unique with the redwoods, carvings, altar, and little surprises. Great for all ages.

Sun Nov 04 2018

Beautiful trail!! It starts off with a steep incline but it tapers off . Love the views of the forest! The smells of pine are embedded in the hike!!

Fri Nov 02 2018

If you stay on the main trail it is a 90 minute blast. The payoff is a terrific view of the southern part of the Monterey Bay and a great sweat.

One of my favorite local parks due to its unique charms, spectacular views and wildflowers, and extreme dog-friendliness. Plenty of parking and you’re likely to have it to yourself, especially mornings. The redwood lined canyon on the north side is very ethereal and special.

hiking
Sat Oct 20 2018

The Milliron Loop is no longer a loop but an out and back spur due to a trail closure, but very worth it to see the gigantic albino redwood! It’s a wonderful, dog friendly forest with fun trails that offer a great workout.

hiking
Sat Oct 20 2018

Special spot in a special forest. Extremely dog friendly and great wildflowers and views. There are books to sign at this point and at Eagle in Tree, and the forest is strewn with fun mementos of the late caretaker and interesting bits and bobs. The inclines are short but steep, and there is NO way to avoid hiking uphill, so be prepared for a bit of a sweat. So worth it! I love to make a day by hiking here, wandering the gardens of Roses of Yesterday and Today (at the base of the road leading to the trailhead), then grabbing a Corralitos sausage sandwich at the Corralitos Market. Such a beautiful little town.

fun site. great view.

This is a great park. Very unique in that it has many "decorations" left by hikers, like carved statues. mailboxes full of useful items. drinking water for dogs and people and lots of places to sit and relax. There is a beautiful view of Pajaro valley along the Byrne trail. It's kind of hard to get to because the road getting there is long, narrow, windy and rough in spots. There's plenty of parking and this is a lightly frequented park and not many cars on that challenging road. The park has a lot of different trails and dogs are welcome. no bikes though.

Sat Jun 02 2018

Beautiful day, beautiful hike.

Sun Apr 29 2018

good quick trail, good inclines, great views for a payoff. two thumbs up.

walking
Sun Apr 29 2018

Super fun for the dogs! The redwoods are beautiful. The creek isn’t very impressive, but enough to cool off the paws. Be sure to give the pups a good bath; lots of ticks and foxtails around. Google maps has the trailhead and parking lot accurately if you put in “Byrne-Milliron Parking Lot.” There are statues and trinkets around that were fun to look at, plus a beautiful vista at AJs.

4/26/2018 Columbine, heather, sticky monkey flower, trillium, Solomon’s seal, salmonberry and wild blackberry and strawberry, mints, nettles, wood violets, miner’s lettuce, I could go on and on! Everything is blooming right now so get out there! Great off leash dog spot and never too crowded, especially on weekdays. All very uphill, but there are some spectacular views of the bay, Monterey peninsula, Santa Lucia Mountains, and from certain parts of the Pajaro hills.

hiking
Fri Apr 20 2018

Whichever direction you do this loop, you are guaranteed a workout. Serious inclines get you to some seriously worthwhile views. The forest is well-maintained and lovely mixed second growth redwood forest, with a very large and very old albino redwood at the end of the Milliron spur, no longer a loop due apparently to logging activity. This is a gem of a place. I love to bring my dogs here and let them run up and down the hills until they’re tired. Bring a pen to sign the book in the mailbox at Eagle in Tree.

Not the easiest place to find, but the hiking was pleasant and pretty easy.

Sun Jan 28 2018

It’s like 70% uphill. Right from the get go but it’s a great little hike. Sweet views of Santa Cruz county

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