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It is a decent trail and is easy to moderate. I started at 3 PM and hardly found anyone on track as compared to morning counterpart. Initial trail has buzz of electrical lines which is distracting to an extent but the ascent keeps you occupied. There isn't any scenic view apart from the valley view which points where the concrete jungle is. Path is well marked and in between you get patches of trees which is a real solace in hot sun. After first 4 miles with the elevation gain of 1.7k feet, it is normal decent back to start point.

all time favorite ..good incline and fully shaded .

Started in the parking lot - went to the right// uphill switch backs that opened up at the top to lots of wide trails towards the dam it switched back to the switchback- mostly shade. Was fun to do with Kona the trailblazer.

Like the PG &E trail.

awesome hike. lots of coverage. lots of people but still worth it. nice that trailed are being used. easy to follow. well marked. would go back. seems like it would be a great running trail.

Was a sweet climb, not too hard, but a good workout

nice trail

My local trail! I have been walking this trail since I was 4 (now 25) and it never gets old. It can be hard to find parking during peak hours (weekday evenings and weekends) but always worth it. The woodsy environment is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. The uphills/downhills are manageable for any level. I frequently come here for walks with my mom. Runners love this trail (I personally don't run but my mom and cousin do). This is a very popular trail, so if you have headphones in please be courteous of runners or those moving faster than you!

I liked the gentle uphill and down. It felt like a good circuit workout. The people we met were friendly

Went there with my dog. We arrived very early on a weekday so we had no trouble finding parking. Morning sun was not too hot so we were fine even though there’s not too much shade. We made a detour to Hunter’s Point and the view from there ‘s wonderful!

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1 month ago

70% shaded trail. Easy and well maintained. Gradual ascent and descent throughout.

Did this trail twice, turned back around where there’s a little bridge and a bench on the Tony Look Trail. Took my dog with me both times. Be ware of ticks! My dog got a tick the first time but he didn’t get anything after I sprayed him down with tick prevention spray the second time. It’s a nice trail! My dog loves it there. Only “bad” thing is you have to pay for parking.... but there are always spots!

Great trail, good shade, moderate, good for dogs on short leash (shared with mountain bikers).

1 month ago

Not a bad trail, but not a lot of shade for pets and lots of bikers passing on a narrow trail.

hiking
1 month ago

We started off going to the left of the loop, which was a lot of open unshaded incline. Definitely was a lot longer than we thought. Started at 8:30 got off about 12. We did like the different treads, not very many people out there.

Definitely a moderate to hard trail, more on the hard side given the elevation and distance . The entire loop is exactly 9.9miles (starting and ending at the entrance parking lot ) and we hiked it clockwise. The climb to the top is ~4.5 miles and elevation gain is around 400ft/mile and is a great workout (going Counterclockwise results in a relatively shallow climb but a steep descent which is very hard on the knees). Great Panoramic Views of the valley provide some respite in the climb. Bring lots of water. Overall, a great workout and an enjoyable hike

Surprisingly nice trail for a quick walk after work. Some decent elevation gain (especially towards the top going anti-clockwise) and good views.

I went in the evening and found anti-clockwise worked well - singletrack half of the way up and the majority in shade. Sections did have sun in the eyes so sunglasses recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

My go to hike

hiking
2 months ago

This hike should be categorized as hard due to the length and the elevation. It was quite difficult doing the full loop, but completely worth it. Absolutely gorgeous.

Running it counter clockwise makes all the uphill climbs in the shade!

Felt like hard tho had lots of fun. Saw wild fox.

hiking
2 months ago

nice hike. better to do early on hot day.

My daughter loved the animals. We would definitely do this hike again just to visit with them.

Pretty exposed. No rest. Not much in the way of a view unless you like looking at Cupertino and spaceships.

great hike, limited parking

hiking
3 months ago

Completed within 3 hours. Many zigzags and wildflowers! An enjoyable and energizing trail.

A enjoyable loop with elevation and more sun exposure in the first half (PG&E, Upper High Meadow)., There is a vista point at top with great scenery - a good spot to take a rest!
I completed the entire loop within 3-4 hours.

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