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16 days ago

Doing the loop is a great workout. On a beautiful day, it's pretty. On a hot day, it's alright. The riparian canyon is very nice though. The climb out of the canyon to the SE featured a lot of evidence of rock fall, landslide and other hazards. There are a few sections that loom over you that definitely give you an uneasy feeling. The connector trail to the ocean return route was clear but a bit overgrown. Bring lots of water. Don't let three stars fool you. Everyone gives everything five stars. But five stars is like Yosemite level, so three isn't too bad. Have fun.

25 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Great hike, beautiful scenery

This hike was way harder than expected! We went back on August 6th, and it was a gorgeous day, but man, what a hike! The trail was very much overgrown at the time, as a few people mentioned - much better for horseback riding than a pied! As it was, all the mustard that had been growing was dried out to stiff reeds and much of the trail was spent pushing through this. Wearing shorts was brutal. Blazing sun made most of this hike very hot - don't skimp on water. We had our pup with us and took many breaks to make sure she was alright. Despite being only 4.2 miles, this trail was quite the challenge, however it was really really gorgeous and when we FINALLY finished, we felt euphoric, with the sun dropping low on the horizon. I'm curious if we went the opposite direction if it would have been easier...(?) we went clockwise but passed several people going the other direction. I would do this hike again if I was up for a great challenge. ALSO! We saw a HUGE rattler. Bigger than I've ever seen before - and black! So keep alert :)

hiking
1 month ago

10/20/17
Was a great hike with an incredible amount of incline at the end. Unfortunately the waterfall was dry, a bumper but all in all it was still a lot of fun.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

beoke my toe here

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Lots of exercise, great views, secluded. Had a 1 year old in a pack and a small dog that needed carried the last 4 miles. Was pretty strenuous. As all the other reviews state, bring lots of water and wear sun block as you're exposed pretty much the entire hike. Yes the trail is over grown in sections (for California standards). I wore shorts and it wasn't too bad. Total miles based on our GPS was 11.1 so we must have taken a different trail at the end (we went clockwise as well). We'll probably do this again as it's one of the few options that allow dogs