Condor Gulch Trail To Overlook

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Condor Gulch Trail To Overlook is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Paicines, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles
702 feet
Out & Back



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5 months ago

The hike was a bit more difficult than I thought. It felt quite long (probably because of the heat) and most of this side, the plants were a bit dead. So much bugs too! But once you get to the overlook I would say its worth it for those who just wants a small work out and a little accomplishment. I only passed through this because I was doing a roundtrip overall the High Peak trail. Great place to have a lunch.

6 months ago

I challenge the rating of "moderate". This is flat out strenuous. If you are starting at the trail head (bear Gulch parking lot) and headed to the outlook it is all up hill. There is no shade. The path gets kind of narrow and it is steep! I saw many people having to stop and rest constantly with their little kids. This is not a good trail for small children. Older kids and teens will find it challenging as well. But the lookout is rather cool. You can look down at the valley and if you turn around you can see the top peaks where the California condors are flying in the sky consistently. Do this hike in the earlier morning to beat the heat.

7 months ago

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016