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Don't listen to Dave. You can easily make the road in a car to the Peralta trailhead.

off road driving
6 days ago

I wheeled it in my 2007 Tacoma prerunner with K02 tires and aired down to 19 psi. We had no problems climbing all the hill.
There are 3 gates that nobody mentions but just make sure to close them. The trail over all was a lot of fun.

on Peralta Trail

6 days ago

great moderate trail. Scenic with,great views at the top

on Peralta Trail

6 days ago

great moderate trail. Scenic with,great views at the top

Loved it. Very easy to find.

hiking
7 days ago

Loved it. I did it a year ago during summer times. I know crazy. But it wasn't that bad. There were a lot of trees and places to rest. Loved it and I hiked a 3 times after that. Or more I don't remember.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Absolutely LOVED this trail. We began hiking by 5:30a which was perfect bc on our way up MAJORITY of the hike uphill was shaded. BEAUTIFUL scenery! You'll know you hit the end of the trail once you get to that rocky point seen on this app. My 12 year old was able to hang. Careful on your way back. It's a bit rocky and I slipped many times. It wasn't much traffic when we went which was great! Definitely the best hike we have done so far!!! 2 days later and I'm still sore! So worth it!

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike. Go in the morning or early evening. Not a lot of shade. We did run into a Mojave Rattler about 100 yards from the cave on a rocky out cropping about shoulder high. Great story, but I'll spare you the details. We did this hike about 8 am in April; by the time we got in and back, it was about 12. That was with 7 people ranging from 10 to 40.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful trail. Excellent hike

Fun trail. It's a gradual uphill hike all the way to the beautiful rocks which sometimes fill with cascading water. This time of year no water, more like a small puddle full of wasps. Be careful. We also saw a beautiful colored lizard 年 on our way back. I now wonder if that was someone's pet. I'll post a picture. We got close enough, without it scurrying away. My dad even poured some water on a rock and it approached and drank water as it was being poured. That's definitely not something I've seen before. We arrived 7am and got back 9:30am we hanged around the top for a while.

hiking
23 days ago

To start, the trip to the trail includes a dirt road and a permit is required.

My friend and I started the hike at 5am, which we are incredibly thankful for since the entire hike is in the sun. When we started the hike we were aware of previous reviews stating that it is easy to get off track. In the beginning it was easy to follow but then you come across a barbed-wire fence that can be misleading. The opening isn't very visible, but walk straight up to the fence and you will see where you can pass through. Do not turn left or right. From there, the trail is simple to follow and an easy hike. The last little bit of the hike it changes to quite an incline and can be slippery at times. You'll completely forget about the struggle once you reach the end. Great view!

hiking
23 days ago

There wasn't any water when I went, but it was fun and not too challenging! Very pretty...

hiking
24 days ago

Great little trail. The views and photo opps from the top are amazing! The trail is a bit tricky to find, so read the descriptions below before you go. If you're an experienced hiker, this is an easy to moderate trail. If you're new to hiking, or have any physical limitations, the trail may be difficult.