DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,794 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Mixed bag. Easy to find TH and enough parking for about a dozen cars. The first half mile is very pretty and quiet. The hike up to the tower is tough, steep and with good views at the top. First mile down was ok but started to pick up road noise at about 3.5 miles. Very steep coming down. When you get to Barnabe Road you are almost on top of Sir Francis Drake road. I also though the Redwoods were ok compared to other parks in the Bay Area and felt like you didnt get much view of the creek. Glad I did but probably not coming back