Explore the most popular trails near Arnold with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking

forest

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

birding

trail running

wildlife

dog friendly

Arnold, California Map
VIEW FULL MAP
hiking
7 days ago

Definitely know where you are going.
I am pretty sure we started at the beginning, a parking lot in Arnold at a park and museum around, at 6:30.
The goal was to get to the "top of the world" view, but at a fork, 3 miles in, we took the wrong trail and ended up down at a creek. Do not follow the AllTrails app, it will lead you to the creek. Make sure to take the ALTERNATE ROUTE maker if you want to get to the top and see the fall. The creek was pretty, but definitely a little bit of a downer.
I brought my 35lb pack for training and would consider this trail easy. For the most part, you are headed uphill on your way back.
We got to see a bear right at the beginning of the trail! There are some breathtaking parts. There are a couple parts where the trail is lined with small christmas trees (idk what they actually are) on both sides and it looks and smells wonderful!
You don't pass any water, at least this time of year, unless you head down to the creek, so make sure to pack enough water.

hiking
19 days ago

A wonderful trail with a breathtaking view! It was just me and my dog the whole time. Give yourself enough time to hang out and enjoy the view for a while! Enjoy!

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Easy hike- part of the trail is paved then it gets beautifully rough and muddy.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful foggy, drizzly November day. Saw one other person in two hours of hiking.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome scenery. Great for kids. Stroller accessible.

hiking
2 months ago

great easy trail

hiking
2 months ago

Load More