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muddy
Sun Feb 17 2019

A fun, easily accessible trail with a wide variety of terrain and plant life. I went immediately after a storm and the trail was quite muddy, as large portions of the trail are turned into veritable streams when it rains. Very light foot traffic until the very end (Phillips Loop was quite crowded). The trail head is across the street (Grizzly Peak Drive) from the steam trains parking lot.

hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

Just correcting some errors in information about the Holy Fire. First, Trabuco Creek Road starts out as hard pack gravel until the National Forest border. Then it continues as a combination of dirt with paved creek crossings (and a single bridge) that ends at the Holy Jim parking lot. There the canyon splits - with Holy Jim to the left and Trabuco Canyon to the right. The creek road up Trabuco Canyon from the parking lot is for all intents and purposes gone after the recent rains. The combination of fire damage, debris flow and landslide has more or less wiped the canyon clean. There is a low probability of the forest service rebuilding the road since there is no need now that the cabins are all gone. I expect the hiking/bike/equestrian trail will eventually be cleaned up and reopened. Holy Jim Canyon, on the other hand, was not impacted by the Holy Fire. There has been recent flooding due to rain, and the road from the Forest border to the parking lot has been washed out in several places, but Holy Jim, the Holy Jim cabins, and the Holy Jim road and trail remain. The Forest Service has officially announced that they will re-assess access in September, 2019... but much work will need to be done before then.

hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

Challenging but really beautiful hike. Like others, I'd recommend hiking the loop counterclockwise. We started relatively early (8:30) and didn't start seeing others on the trail until we hit the falls 5 miles in.

hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

good weather today

hiking
muddy
Sat Feb 16 2019

hiking
Sat Feb 16 2019

This trail is open to the public as of February 2019 per Park Ranger. Absolutely gorgeous trail, nature overload bro! The views are intense and it is wild back in the canyon! Be safe, try not to go alone! Not for kids, you are deep in the wilderness here without any signal to your phone or devices.. This is an absolute must do for the hiking enthusiast!!!

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

Great simple trail but be warned: when I returned to my car after the hike the car parked behind me had been broken into. The window was smashed and personal items were stolen.

hiking
muddy
Fri Feb 15 2019

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

beautiful short in-and-out trail with a waterfall at the turning point. Wear rainboots after a heavy rainfall. More rain = bigger waterfall.

hiking
muddy
rocky
Fri Feb 15 2019

Great hike but to avoid after rain, it gets really muddy, the view is really nice even with a lot of clouds and even if there’s some little climbing parts the trail is still very easy

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

Perfect for a stroller workout since it’s paved. Opportunity to spot rabbits, roadrunners, and a variety of birds. It’s a quick and very conveniently located hike. A lot of the regulars go up and down several times for a more intense workout. Gorgeous 360* view from the top (a short climb up from where the pavement ends.)

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

Up and up and up great climb with amazing views the big horn were out grazing. Palm trees at desert oasis are massive trail in great condition considering we went the morning after a big rain fall

bridge out
muddy
off trail
rocky
Fri Feb 15 2019

we weren't able to do the whole trail exactly because the river was Way too high & fast (even without our pups with us). a lil muddy, had to wade through & around the edge of a few creek overflows to get back to actual trail (it Has been raining quite a bit the last few weeks). still, a very nice hike, particularly when neither of us had done so in quite a while. good practice trail if you want to get back into hiking (enough challenge to make it fun but not overly taxing)

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

Beautiful after and during rainy weather. Be prepared to get your boots wet, at one point I was knee high in a stream. You pass the stream about 6x, I also suggest hiking poles to feel for rocks beneath you. This is relevant only during recent storms, I’m sure the rest of the year the water is minimal. Overall nice hike with moderate incline towards the end.

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

Lots of cute cows, but the trail really isn’t marked. Basically just walking around a pasture full of cow pies.

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

Another great trail!! The rains have left their mark but the hike is still wonderful.

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

there was lots of construction on the trail, a few sections were closed. overall nice views of the mountains but a lot of power lines were a bit of an eye sore

hiking
muddy
Fri Feb 15 2019

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

I love this hike! I have only been through the river bend when it’s dried up. Went with a friend this morning after the rain. I want to see the waterfall any idea on timing for when it’s safe to go when it’s not rushing waters?

hiking
muddy
Fri Feb 15 2019

hiking
Fri Feb 15 2019

Very nice but don’t go alone. There are a lot of homeless people.

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muddy
rocky
washed out
Fri Feb 15 2019

running
Fri Feb 15 2019

Recommend in the spring or fall when there is not many people visiting.

hiking
muddy
washed out
Fri Feb 15 2019

hiking
snow
Fri Feb 15 2019

hiking
muddy
washed out
Fri Feb 15 2019

hiking
rocky
Fri Feb 15 2019

hiking
bugs
Fri Feb 15 2019

If it has been wet or rainy, there are ticks!

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no shade
rocky
Fri Feb 15 2019

hiking
muddy
Fri Feb 15 2019

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