off road driving
dogs on leash
Hiked this in April. The river was beautiful and gushing. If you continue past the bridge at the bottom, be warned that some sections of the trail are very overgrown with Poison Oak. The way back up was a nice workout so make sure you bring sufficient water and food.
As far as trails within about an hour of Sacramento and accessible at this time of the year, this is an excellent choice.
It might just be me but the first "mile" out and back felt way longer than just one mile. Decent hike but not much to see during the steep "mile" of descent and ascent. Good hike if you're into steep hikes, not for me. The river was beautiful at the bottom, though.
Had an awesome experience on this hike! First, the road just to get to the parking lot was not passable for my honda civic. I do not advise anyone to bring a little car because you will have to walk 2.5 miles down to the bridge. The walk to the water was mostly down hill and the walk back was not too bad walking uphill. The shore was easily accessible too
Jeff D. on Martis Peak Trail
This prominence to which this trail takes you is NOT Martis Peak!!