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Beautiful trail with a perfect mix of woods and view, start by going down into Muir Woods and finish with amazing panoramic views!

hiking
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Gorgeous hike. Varied terrain with peacefulness throughout. Strenuous, but fun. Crowded on Cataract trail near the waterfalls but no one around once I got onto High Marsh and the rest of the trail loop. Would recommend and will go again!

Waterfalls were pretty weak when I went in late September but walk is good, challenging at times. Lakefront is the most scenic part of the route

Although it’s short, there is some serious incline. Real life stair master! We only went to the picnic area at the top but if you continue on, you can reach the summit. There were little trickles from the waterfall, but nothing out of this world. The hike itself is beautiful so you won’t be disappointed if you don’t see a crazy fall. That’s just an added bonus!

Fun loop, with some elevation gain, varied settings from forest to plain. Went in late September when the creeks were mostly dry, definitely adding to my winter hike list to experience it lush and wet. Rocky in sections, which may add some difficulty in wet weather.

hiking
18 days ago

Good shade all the way

on Tucker Trail

hiking
18 days ago

Single track out and back...mostly covered with some nice water features.

hiking
18 days ago

Lots of shaded areas and very pleasant views. Forestry with waters.

Loved this trail! My garmin said 7 miles round trip from the trailhead in 2.5 hours at a very quick walking pace. There’s very clear signage and was really nice in the crisp Fall air... will be even better after some rain.

Gorgeous hike. Lots of varied terrain, beautiful waterfalls even in late summer. Gorgeous views of the lake at one point. Strenuous, but not too much, just lots and lots of stairs in the beginning. Very crowded on Cataract trail near the waterfalls, but literally no one was around once we veered onto High Marsh and the rest of the trail loop. Would highly recommend.

clockwise is the way to go. GPS took me to a park that was closed, ended up parking at the Tucker cut over trail head on what I believe was crown road

hiking
24 days ago

given the pictures I had higher hopes for this trail and was slight disappointed. The area is very dry this time of year so the ground was hard and cracked which made the steep descents pretty treacherous and the waterfall was not flowing at all. The liberty trail part of the hike was nice and shaded with some moss covered trees that was the most enjoyable part for me.

This is a great trail, but not ideal for running. Do it clockwise if you want to run the stairs downhill and run up a mix of rocks and pretty steep dirt paths. Getting to Alpine Lake half way through the trail is pretty great. Unless you’re in excellent trail running shape, expect to walk quite a bit uphill.

This was a gorgeous hike with lots of cross trail options to change up the scenery and distance over multiple visits.

busy trail that's very eroded. It's an easy walk for a little leg stretcher and dogs are allowed.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail and a super workout. Great views. Parking is limited so be aware. It starts steadily uphill but it is after the first intersection that the trail starts showing it’s true nature. The trails can get very hot on a sunny September day. The trail is very uneven so both good hiking shoes and some poles are good to have. It just keeps on going uphill until the switchbacks, where it gets little less steep. Great views all throughout this trail. Most of the trail is exploded but you do find shade often. Get enough water. You can refill it above. On the way back can also be challenging at some spots. Hiking poles do help. Didn’t see any snakes this time. Definitely a great workout.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Holy smokes what a trail Taking this from the Temelpa Trailhead to East Peak will be the only workout you need all day Insanely steep at many sections, super loose footing with gravel/leaf fall everywhere There is something about the closed in section of Temelpa that really traps the heat in the single track Although there is some shade along the route, be ready for lots and lots of water, and trekking poles will be your friend here!

This trail is great to hike right after the rains, however I hiked it in the mid of summer and still found it nice... I usually hike it backwards though due to the concentration of elevation change. You get some truly great views once you summit near the end. Definitely recommend

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

we did the entire trail from the beginning of the trail, about 7.4miles, well maintained and wide path, then stairs, lots of shade, good signs. trail is along side of the creek, very tranquil and pleasant. ranger advised very crowded during the weekend, but absolutely beautiful during weekdays.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was well maintained overall and made for a great hike. A couple of rocky spots along the route and it contained one steep grade to climb. Parking was great.

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