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dogs on leash
The road that leads to the trailhead parking area is still closed requiring you to park and hike up to the trail. It turns a 2.9 mile roundtrip to a 10 mile roundtrip. But still a good hike! The falls are about 15' high and create a 20' wide shallow pond which drains to the creek. Given the rain we've had, the falls are running hard.
This was a nice hike with incredible views. Thanks to this year's rain, the hills are lush with flowers making the view even more spectacular. The hike can be strenuous at times but it isn't as bad as it looks. There is a lot of jagged shale so bring proper footwear. There are a few false peaks but you know you got there when you see a sign designating the peak. It's to the left of the trail and might be missed by some. The trail is obviously travelled frequently by bikers (motored and not) although we only saw one mountain bikers. Due to exposure, I would not recommend this hike during hot days. Overall, it was a great hike with enjoyable views.
WARNING: you need a 4x4 vehicle to get to the trailhead. If you don't have a 4x4 you can hike from the Y to Blue Jay campground on the bottom but it will add 3+ miles I would estimate.
I had to visit this trail twice just to find the right one that went to the waterfall. As long as you keep to the left after going under the freeway and follow the"Big Mo Tail"you'll be fine. I Just hate walking that paved road back to our cars. It's tough on the feet.
landan b. on Holy Jim Trail
2 stars due to the poor parking situation. I went to the radar dome this morning, and when I got back I had a ticket. I parked in the designated parking area on Foothill, but the city has installed 4 fire hydrants amidst the parking spots. It's basically a kind of a speed-trap. The city has prominent signage saying "Park here! Skyline Drive!" at the same time as they have installed hydrants without any signage and they have deployed meter-maids to issue citations.
The irony? If I had parked in the restricted parking area (inside the housing development), I would have gotten a $30 ticket. Since I did the right thing and parked in the designated parking area, I received a $45 ticket.
I bet the city is really raking it in on this trail.