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Kristy Eslinger
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Hiking

Really great trail. Would recommend even with high temps- just bring a lot of water. I started the hike from the main parking area around 10am. Made it to the top around 12:30 and back to my car by 3 (5 hrs total). The hike up was shaded so I didn’t notice the heat too much until the way back. Definitely not for the weak of heart, but I still had a great time despite leaving later and doing the bulk of it in the high temps. I brought 2L of water and was able to fill up at Bear Gulch. I would definitely recommend doing it early or in the evening, around 7PM but not terrible in the afternoon.

Brianna Garcia
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Hiking

I would recommend this trail for anyone looking for a nice, peaceful walk with interesting views.

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Tiffany Akaniro
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Hiking

Awesome views! There was more shade than I thought. Started at 6:20 am finished by 10:40. Small pathways and some bouldering to get to the end. Definitely gets more traffic as the day goes on.

Julie Neel
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HikingNo shade

Lots of space to walk, not too crowded.

MARK FRANSEN
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HikingGreat!No shadeRockyScramble

This was a pretty tough hike. I made the mistake of doing it midday and it got pretty hot. Bring a good amount of water, there's hardly any shade. I went through about 2.5 liters during the hottest part of the day. The trail is tough to follow, I recommend downloading the it from here or getting the gpx file from another site if you're not a premium member and following along to make sure you stay on it. It's hard to get lost, but can be annoying if you're always correcting course. There's a decent amount of climbing up boulders and such, mostly in the second half and at the very end. I took a lot of breaks, but it was still manageable. There's a lot of poodle dog bush, but luckily I didn't get any rashes from it. Not sure why because I definitely came in contact with it. You do need an adventure pass to park here. Only saw 7 other people, 5 were firefighters training. Looking forward to doing it again.

Samantha Colafrancesco
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HikingOver grownScramble

We LOVED this trail!! My husband and I only go hiking a handful of times a month so we still don’t know many trails and we tried this one. We had a lot of fun! You get the “woodsy” feel on parts of the trail and you get a mini cave and you get rocky parts and you get a small waterfall and you get a large river and beach. My husband and I are healthy and in our 20’s so it was easy for us, but when I think of “easy” trails I think of something my 60yr old auntie can go on with us. It definitely was not something she could do and little children will most likely have some difficulties on some parts. I think it should definitely be rated medium though I wouldn’t let that keep anyone back from brining their kids it’s really fun!

Mario Q
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Hiking

Good trail for an easy workout. The waterfall is not big but getting there is pretty fun.

Amanda Barefield
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WalkingFeeNo shade

Beautiful views of the Pacific. No shade but it was chilly and really no need for shade. $10 fee to park but hey...your $ supports the Parks..

Kimberly L.
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HikingNo shade

Moderate hike on a dirt road. Basically only one way to go up. Make sure to start early in the morning during the summer. I started at 7am but it still got too hot hiking back.

Bibiana Munoz
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This was my first time here but reading the reviews helped me mentally prepare for it. The first part into the hike is all flat. Then you get to the rocky area where you will find yourself crossing water and climbing rocks. As you get in deeper there are bigger boulders that challenge your body to climb. (I loved every minute of it) Once we got to the waterfall there were a lot of people (FYI: go early to get close parking and try and avoid the crowd, but it was a Saturday morning) I climbed up the small water fall. Surprisingly it wasn’t hard to climb and the rocks were not slippery so your feet can grip it well. Also there are certain spots you can place your feet (almost like steps) and hands. Once I was inside the cave there was a cool stream of water falling into a little pool. Probably about 6 feet. On the way back down the waterfall it can get tricky but take your time and if you have someone below with you they can help direct you going down. It helps to climb it back down backwards.

Dwight Alfaro
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Hiking

For the most scenic hike, head counter clock wise down the fire road towards little Yosemite first. Enjoy the streams and falls. The grade up this road is very mellow. Then descend looking down the canyon. But if you want more of a work out do it in the opposite as the uphill climb is more steep and significant.

Jonah Hendler
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Hiking

Fun little hike. We got there super early which was good because it was packed by the time we left. Bring shoes for water, tube to float they the caverns, and swim stuff. Lots of fun!!

Makaylee Wagner
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HikingScramble

Im obsessed with this hike, I come multiple times a week. As I come more and more, my interest grows in ‘Sil Mod Loop’ which is a closed off trailhead closer to the parking lot. I very much so want to check it out... I wonder why its always blocked off.

Kevin Freisen
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Hiking

A great open trail through some of California’s coal mining history. Old town sites, graveyard, mining slag areas. Lots of shade through most of the trail. Wide and well maintained. Beautiful views of the delta, Valley, and the towns along the delta. I would recommend an early morning hike in the summer. I had a nice breeze through the hike. Look forward to a call and winter hike. Definitely could be tarantula activity in the fall. I saw a few lizards, no sign of rattle snakes, but definitely a habitat for them. Plenty of good ascents, if you take the northwest fork, it’s more uphill at first, then coming down the back loop is more down hill. At this time you have to park a mile below the trail head, so add 2 miles to your hike. Lots of options for shorter and longer hikes as well. Lots of blue oak, valley oak, and as you climb higher, pines and manzanita.

Vincent Nguyen
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Hiking

Wouldn’t recommend if you’re solely going to see the falls as it’s quite dried out right now. River all the way up to the falls was completely bone dry and the fall itself is reduced to a mere drizzle. Fun hike either way with a lot scrambling and climbing over rocks after you get off the flat portion of the trail. DO NOT underestimate this hike if you’re new! Saw a lot of people give up before even getting remotely close to the falls. Rangers were driving up and down the beginning of the portion making sure hikers had enough water to last the hike. At least 3L of hydration highly recommended.

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Andrew Reyes
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HikingRocky

A mostly easy trail, a couple steep inclines but nothing intense. Also 2 spots where the trail gets real narrow but still very manageable. Explored the mine and spent a little over an hour with all different ways you can go and was very cool to see. Definitely worth a look

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Andrew Last
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HikingRocky
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Ashley Selle
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Hiking

Great hike, but not for the weak hearted! Lots of rock climbing up the waterfall. Multiple different paths and plenty of shade once you get to the trailhead. Park rangers were handing out water and taking care of hikers that couldn’t make it. Go early to beat the heat!

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Susannah Smith
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grownRockyScramble
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Jerome Macht
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Hiking

It’s just too overgrown & difficult to get to the top....unless your in great shape or group with a tech-Savey great hiker...but pretty. It got wat warm early too.

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