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I recommend start hiking in the morning. Not much of shades so it will get super hot.

hiking
10 days ago

Started this hike from the Sunol Visitor Center and up the HayField road, then follow the signs for Maquire Peaks loop. I wanted to do more that the 5 miles from there, and this was a nice add to make a 12 mile hike.

I saw Quail along with baby chicks, Turkeys and their baby gooblers, turkey vultures, hawks, woodpeckers.

I will note that I didn't believe the comment about the Tule Elk, but found that there ARE sighings in this area. What a treat it would be to see one though.

I added a bit more on the way back to the visitor center by cutting over to the Indian Joe trail for a bit of stream and shade walking. I ended the hike at 2pm and at 100~f.

hiking
16 days ago

great hike & super easy. There's a little incline in the beginning, but it's basically just walking along the trail right after that. You can also just park next to Little Yosemite Falls if you don't want to do the whole trail. There's also a ton of people on the weekends, but it's still a great hike. Dogs are allowed too on a leash. I have more photos of this place on my website: www.momentswithkc.com

16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

great trail, had a lot of fun walking along the stream. beware of sun burn and prepare enough water. they will charge 5 dollars for nothing.

Did this as a long day hike on 3/11/17, and came in at closer to 20 miles. Nice views! I did not take enough water, and the "potable" water as signed near Maggie's Half acre was not treated and I found worms in it. Either take enough water or filter. (I used my iodine tablets and wondered if they kill worms)

hiking
23 days ago

Too many people in 'little Yosemite' but once you pass it, you'll have the mountain for yourselves. It's full of critters, so if you bring a dog that likes to 'hunt' you may want to keep him on leash. (no ticks)

hiking
23 days ago

cross country skiing
24 days ago

horseback riding
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, but be sure to wear high hiking socks! Grass sticks to boots and socks and is hard to unattached. Views of the east bay area worth it though.