Canyon View Trail to Little Yosemite

MODERATE 61 reviews
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Canyon View Trail to Little Yosemite is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sunol, California that features a river 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
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

cave

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

A great way to see the East Bay hills; nature abounds just minutes from civilization Sunol Regional Wilderness will make you forget you're just five miles from the nearest Interstate highway. The 6,858-acre park in the East Bay hills north of Silicon Valley has rolling hills, heart-healthy trails, remarkable rocks and abundant wildlife. To go there is to see what this part of California looked like before all the white people showed up. Sunol is best suited for hikers, birders and naturalists, though the large corral near the park HQ attracts a fair number of equestrians. There are no easy paths to the tall hills surrounding the HQ, but if you're got the legs and heart for a god work-out, you'll find astounding vistas when your climbing''s done. Winter and spring are the best times to go. It gets a bit too hot in July and August, but early autumn is a great time to see randy tarantulas on the hunt for mates (oddly enough, a spider the size of your fist in the wilderness is not nearly as frightful as the one the size of a dime in your bathroom).

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26 days ago

We actually did this hike on April 9, 2017.

Dog-friendly, relatively easy hike with smattering of wildflowers during the spring. Crowded at the beginning of the hike and at the Little Yosemite waterfall area, but otherwise the crowds were fine.

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It was a nice easy hike with a beautiful scenery

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nice hike along the road. the water on the falls were 5 feet to 10 feet high cascades..the pools of water were inviting. canyon view trail beautiful. a good 2 hr leisurely hike.

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Easy hike with kids on a pleasant day . The water was refreshing .

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