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

Go when it’s a little foggy

Easy trail. Waterfall has a decent amount of water at the moment. Scenic and relaxing.

18 hours ago

Beautiful blue sky, and plenty of kiddo's heading up this trail on a Saturday! Pretty packed, but still enough breaks in between people to breathe and get some fun shots. Went in through North Rios Avenue, went right up through the canyon and out through the switchbacks and back again.

Nice short hike beautiful views the entire way and historical sights at the summit but very busy during the weekends. I have done this hike at least 20-30 times (mostly in 2009 & 2010). Unfortunately, there is graffiti in some areas now and mountain bikers were frequent (8-10 in 2 hrs) this morning. I would rate it a 3.5 or 3.75 out of 5 but it's not possible on this site.

the first three miles on the trail are a bit steep but it's definitely worth it!

Not much to see but a good cardio workout, especially the last 1/3. Up, up, up!

21 hours ago

Trained for my GoRuck tough on this trail, not heavily crowded and a beautiful view.

Great hike, little hard to find the real beginning (on Cedar Valley Dr) instead of the halfway point right off the 41. But either way great hike with plenty of steps and areas to rest and enjoy the falls.

21 hours ago

Awesome sites! Great inclines. Definitely a beginner trail.

Great for a dog walk

21 hours ago

This was such a wonderful urban hike and one that I definitely want to do again in the near future. If you are visiting San Francisco, this one is an absolute must since it takes you through Chinatown, Little Italy and down along the Waterfront in The Embarcadero.

I have visited San Francisco more times than I can count and still found this hike very worthwhile since it took me on routes I would have never discovered on my own including down steps and through various parks.

I started on a Saturday morning at 7 a.m. which ended up being the absolute perfect time to go since the streets were empty and I could work on my pace without having to navigate other pedestrians. I was able to hike it at 3 miles an hour and I’m currently only a moderately experienced hiker.

Definitely do this hike! You won’t regret it!

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22 hours ago

If you don‘t like steep, make sure you do the loops clockwise, not counter-clockwise. Great views of Santa Clara Valley at mid-point.

Cool trail. Lots of different rock formations and awesome views. Make sure to wear good trail shoes. Not much water on Jan 18, 2018, but still worth the effort. Take the loop and don’t miss the peak.

Only did the loop, but didn't see another soul on a Friday afternoon. The leg of the trail to San Juan Falls should be called the Heavy Doodie Trail since it is littered with dog poo around every bend. For the love of hiking.. PLEASE pick up after your dog and carry out what you bag.

22 hours ago

Awesome trail. Shady most of the way up, dense forest/shrubs, well-maintained trail, few people, great views on the way up. Only downside is that it ends at a road as opposed to a peak.

This walk was chill. Nothing special. Super easy. Brought my dogs.

Great hike today. First time on this trail and I will definitely have to do It again.

hurt my foot .

23 hours ago

This was a beautiful and fairly easy trail. Most of the beginning is uphill, with lots of stone steps that are covered in icy snow right now. We got lucky because the trail was fairly easy to see even though it had just snowed the day before. The lake is completely frozen over right now, so it’s definitely a beautiful sight. Would highly recommend!

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