Avenue of the Noble Giants

MODERATE 27 reviews

Avenue of the Noble Giants is a 10.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hamilton, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wildlife

Hikers and equestrians have access to an extensive 52 mile trail system. Mountain bikes are permitted on nearly half of the park's trails as designated. The diverse trail system at the park makes this a popular place to stage large-scale organized trail events such as equestrian endurance rides, mountain bike events and foot races. Dogs are also allowed on the trails, picnic, areas, and campgrounds as long as they are on a 6 ft. leash. $6 parking fee.

hiking
22 days ago

A wonderful hike with sweeping views of the Bay Area. In the springtime, you are surrounded by lush rolling green hills. Very pretty. You get glimpses of the Lick Observatory to the east (on top of Mt. Hamilton) and awesome vistas of the Silicon Valley to the west.

FYI, Los Huecos trail is steep going up! Not a casual stroll. Lol ;D It's easier to go up Halls Valley trail and come down Los Huecos trail.

In warmer weather, start early as it gets hot in mid day and there's not much tree cover. And bring plenty of water. Go early also because the small parking lot at Grant Lake fills up fast.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This is my go to hike in the winter. You will almost certainly be alone out here. It is steep and there are cattle. Trails are almost all dirt roads making it great for novice mt bikers. Avoid summer it is just too hot and dry.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

mountain biking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

trail running
Monday, June 22, 2015

Last week we did the Rock N Roll Mud Run here at Joseph D Grant park. The race included some of the trails. The trails are quite the elevation gain! Be ready for lots of dust, and very few areas of shade. I think I would like to go back and do the trails as a normal hike.

Parking is $6.00

walking
Sunday, May 03, 2015

hiking
Sunday, February 22, 2015

hiking
Sunday, February 22, 2015

hiking
Sunday, February 01, 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Visited the park while out of town with my band and hiked up to a location called cave rock, one of the bridges was closed so we ended up taking a longer route but it ended up being about a four mile hike. The cave rocks were extremely cool and everyone in our group had a blast. Tons of wildlife, huge grassy plains, and tons of forested sections. Excellent hike.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

hiking
Sunday, November 16, 2014

It was an ok trail for me. The trails had some wet spots that created cracks in the soil and some trails had too much stones in it. View was good. Elevation was great, +- 1100ft.

mountain biking
Sunday, October 12, 2014