Huckleberry Nature Path Trail

EASY 137 reviews

Huckleberry Nature Path Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Canyon, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A short loop option that explores the beauty of the botanic regional preserve. Start from the Skyline Blvd staging area and loop around on the Huckleberry trail.

hiking
20 days ago

Excellent for a short walk, great scenary.

28 days ago

Hiked this trail in early July with my husband who walks with a cane. Chose it due to its great reviews and ‘easy’ rating. Bad choice. First, the listed length of 2.1 miles is only correct if you take the connector trail between the lower and upper paths. The whole loop as shown on AllTrails is easily another mile or more. Second, there is significant elevation change and parts of the trail were quite steep and difficult for my husband to manage. Also narrow and overgrown with weeds including poison oak. A few nice views but mostly dense forest, which at least provides plenty of shade. The only bench we found was close to the parking area. It was pretty challenging for my husband, and I would rate the difficulty as moderate, not easy. We returned to find our car broken into, rear and passenger windows smashed. No valuables stolen except my husband’s thrift store jacket and a bag of used books. All in all a disappointing experience.

1 month ago

Beautiful picturesque trail that is almost completely shaded so it's great for hot sunny days. The top half is super easy but at the bottom it gets harder with a few switchbacks to climb.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy trail with informative signs about the plant life - will bring visitors & friends back on this one!

1 month ago

my backyard! :)

2 months ago

Beautiful trail with tons of shade and varied plant species. There are interesting, informative markers along the trail with some bonus offshoots. I wish I had worn long pants and sleeves... while the poison oak was off to the sides I spent some time avoiding it. There is a steady incline hike back to the parking lot with stairs built in for the steeper sections. This will be a hike I take visitors on! Not too difficult, and very pretty! And, if you need a flat hike you can go in/out on the upper trail. Just as pretty!

hiking
2 months ago

As of May 28, 2018, the trail is no longer covered in poison oak as Mr. Wolf warned in his April 12th review. I did find a tick on my clothing during the hike, so be careful to check for them after your hike. It was a very enjoyable shaded hike on a hot, sunny day.

hiking
4 months ago

BEFORE YOU GO ON THIS HIKE: The trail as of April 12th 2018 is covered in poison oak. At two places in the loop is cannot be avoided. Gorgeous trail, but is exceedingly narrow and overgrown, so if if you have a rash phobia, like me, you might prefer a more wide hiking choice.

5 months ago

Good for beginners! Steep parts for the good burn which ever way you decide to start. Path does fork a lot and connects with other trails so we had to use the trail map to stay in loop. It gets narrow in some spots, luckily there were many places to pull to side. Went on a Sunday at 9am for our first time and didn’t see very many folks on trail until we got back to car around 10:30. Large herbalist group had just arrived and we barely squeezed our way out of there. We plan to come back the next weekend.

7 months ago

Awesome plant life, and Banana Slugs.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail is narrow at times which can be problematic if you don’t like heights. Overall very nice and not too difficult. Incline at the end will get you breathing hard!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice variety of flora and fauna, great long views.

10 months ago

easy hike, very green, shady in most parts. great panoramic view that you can see all the way to the bay

hiking
11 months ago

Covered, narrow, peaceful and fairly gentle.

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

This is a relatively easy and short hike, but what I love about it is it is cool during the summer and has a nice variety of plants like Manzanita and Huckleberry, and many wildflowers in the spring.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great short hike easily accessible to Oakland. There at a few hills so you can still get a bit of a good workout in.

walking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Not as easy as expected and wondered if we would make it. We did and grateful for the experience.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Lovely and easy hike. Very shaded and flat. The path is narrow so be mindful where you step. There is a gap in the trail on the lower huckleberry path, but it's not difficult to get over. If you go counter clockwise, the last quarter mile is somewhat steep and gets the blood pumping. Great way to finish!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Gorgeous. Ferns and creeks.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

narrow all around. green canopy all overhead. very enjoyable. moderate climbs.

walking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

hiking
Friday, September 16, 2016

Nice little short and easy hike almost completely in the shade. If you want to do longer hikes there are good connectors on both ends. Can be combined quite nicely with Redwood or Sibley. And huckleberries are pretty tasty...

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Quite narrow, mostly shaded, not many spots for views, no views that impressive. Took the baby in the stroller, that was tough, won't do that again. Trail is really only wide enough for 1 person.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

This trail was narrow, secluded and shaded in the woods. Hiking it during the weekdays would be less crowded.

walking
Monday, July 25, 2016

Narrow paths, sometimes a little daunting where it's open to the downward side or where the path is slick. Wished I'd had on better shoes or a walking stick. Wider paths if you detour down toward lower Pinehurst, but then a nice uphill back. Mostly shady, but the seating area at marker 6 that some have mentioned is not (view instead). About dogs, pamphlet says not permitted in Huckleberry except if passing though on the Skyline National Trail; did see 4 dogs on the lower path today.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Narrow in parts. Bring good shoes.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Great for a hot day with lots of shade. The perfect birthday hike; even with the trail renovations! Only thing is; the trail says no dogs allowed but on All Trails it says they are.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Wonderful!

walking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Neat trail when it's hot out, forest smells, flora and fauna

hiking
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nice trail, small enough so not to many people were on it, but there is a nice sitting area at marker 6 I would recommend anyone to visit.

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