Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Joaquin Miller Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice trail, but you have to watch out for mountain bikes. Alot.

Extremely fun and great for all ages.

Too narrow and a little slip, we plunge into a ravine.

Love the sound of rushing waters all along this trail in late winter-early spring.

Great hike for you and your dog!

Lovely hike, but the trail is often quite narrow. This would normally be fine, but there are a lot of trail bike riders, and not enough space to accommodate the traffic. It was frustrating for us to constantly move out of their way, and I’m sure it was frustrating for them to constantly be stuck behind hikers.

2 months ago

The waterfalls have been really great the last couple of weeks & I’m excited to go back after this week’s rains — it will be even greener!

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.

we ended up doing several loops and random trails. it was a bit wet and muddy and still an easy trail. It's amazing to see this kind of beauty is right here in the bay area. There were many kids out on the trails. bikers who for the most part were very polite on the trail. and dog owners who also for the most part were polite. Beautiful creeks ,trees and stick forts. there are picnic tables and bathrooms through different spots as well. we will be back.

Great hike on a clear day! Cinderella trail can get crowded with fast downhill bikers. There is also a fork which is not on the map. Keep left for a shortcut to Sinawik or right for some extra eucalyptus trees.

Comfortable shaded hike. Good for young kids.

Beautiful hike. You do have to watch for bike riders but most I met called out to us hikers. Biggest draw back was running into several dogs off leash. All signs say dogs need to be on leash.

I enjoyed a 5 mile hike through out these lovely trails.

Trail had lots of fun shortcuts and you could choose if you wanted to do a long hike or a short hike, lots of options.
Kid friendly and dog friendly, and we were surrounded by trees the whole time

Nice morning hike to get the day started :) It can be easy, but there are trails off the sides that will let you challenge yourself.

Mountain bikers called Cinderella trail a bike trail and were pretty hazardous to hikers.

Beautiful Redwoods here. Lots of history behind the man responsible for this park. Not always about the view. Writer, Poet he was a traveler. This was established around 1870 . Great hiking/biking trails. I was here just this past summer.

Nice sunset. Some steep and rocky sections. Watch for mountain bikers

10/21/17 (Sat 12:30pm)
Hiked with 3 kids (1.5yo,3.5yo,5.5yo) - older two walked the whole way. Mostly under canopy. LOTS of cyclists (a little too fast esp with the kids around). Also lots of dogs (on and off-leash). Took about an hour. Easy and ample parking on the side of the road and directly in front of the trailhead (right past Roberts park entrance).

Great forest scenes and trails, moderate ups and downs.

Less crowded but not as pretty as nearby Redwood Park.

This is a good trail. There are no views here, just forest. I did the trail in the opposite direction, so Cinderella trail was last. There is no sign for the Cinderella trail when going in this direction, but if you veer right off the Sequoia Bayview trail as shown on map and then go behind the brown gate, where the orange caution sign is, you'll be on the trail. The Cinderella trail is much steeper than the rest of the hike and is a nice climax if you want to get your heart rate up a little.

love it here!! one of my favourite places to come in the bay area.

I have always enjoyed hiking in coastal redwoods. The red woods look beautiful when sun starts to set and sun rays hit the trees at and angle and light up selective areas in the woods providing excellent photography opportunities!!!

Once you get get a bit in to the trail the sound of the highway gives way to the sound of the creek below.
I think this trail is between easy and moderate due to the steady climb. Worth noting it is also a bit narrow with a significant drop below.

Great park. Some great views. If you stay on the paved path its a little less then 2miles. However, if you follow some of the other trails, you can get a little more of a workout. Not many hills & they are small. Dogs allowed on trail. Big bonus for me.

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