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Nice little hike. Beautiful wildflowers out there this time

I second what Chadwick said. Think twice before taking your dog, my pup was covered in foxtails and even in places you can not imagine. So if you are not ready to spend a good hour afterwards pulling all that stuff out then don't take your pup. Also a good harness is a must, to assist when rock climbing. I would do the hike again cause we did not reach the peak due to the heat. I'd go very very early too, crack of dawn! GPS is a must! Lots of bees in certain areas.

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13 days ago

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17 days ago

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17 days ago

Went today for the first time and almost the first hike ever for my friend and I. It was fun and we'll definitely do it again. Even though this is rated as Easy, the first 3/4 mile is where you gain the most of the elevation so be prepared to chug up a hill for a bit. Other than that, easy hike with very little if any shade. Nice breeze, overall good weather and leaving early helped with the lack of shade. Of course, wear good shoes because the trail is never flat (lots of divots, rocks, etc).

Everything Chadwick said about this trail is 100% accurate. We did the loop today, though we didn't go to the peak due to time, and almost didn't make the loop because the trail was so difficult to see. Heading east on the Oakbrook Edison trail you MUST use the gps to find your left turn. From there on the trail is very difficult with times that you'll be doing a little rock climbing, searching for the trail, and wondering if you should turn around.

Great views! I'll try to post them here but this is my first time posting on this app.

We had resolved to not do the route again, but only afterward did I read the description; we want to get to the peak now and see the market and journal.

If you plan on hiking this trail make sure to wear long pants. Spent roughly 30 minutes of the hike picking the foxtail barley (I think) out of our socks and shoes. This trail is so overgrown with this devil plant it took away a lot of the enjoyment.
However, apart from that, this trail brings you up to some great views, a cave and some great rock outcrops to climb on. This is a steep challenging trail. It was sometimes difficult to find the trail. In places the foxtail is so dense you can't see the dirt. Had to use the app to make sure we were going the right way in a few spots.

I'm glad I hiked this once. I probably won't ever hike it again though.

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1 month ago

Great place to hike! Watch out for rattle snakes and make sure you have your dog on a leash coyotes are always around!

2 months ago

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2 months ago