Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

hiking
8 hours ago

Not too difficult but by far, one of my favorite hikes......you better like stairs though! Make sure to pick a warm day to do this trek because it'll add to the overall beauty while keeping you energized to continue.

New Year's Day hike! Access road had bumpy ripples but OK for low clearance vehicles. Trail entrance marked by "arrowed" stones; walked clockwise loop in 3 hours (large group, easy pace). Slot canyons make for high interest environs & 7 ladders are a necessary novelty for limited parts of the trail not easily walked. A few moderately steep slopes and rocky passages underfoot push an "easy" rating toward "moderate". January mid-morning temperature was in the low 70's & sunlight was pleasantly warm, great conditions. Crowded trail by noon! (it was a holiday). Great desert hike experience!

No better place to watch the sunset.

hiking
11 hours ago

Beautiful little look out. The parking lot is right at the base of this thing. Not hard at all. Sunrises up there are stunning!

hiking
11 hours ago

Nice little steep uphill trail. Only about 3miles round trip. I don’t like going during summer because it’s dry and dead. Spring and fall are best. Sunsets up here are AMAZING.

11 hours ago

Beautiful trail and managed well with a baby in the stroller and a toddler on foot. Also had my mom who uses a cane with me. Will be back!

Took my girl and my dog out here after a friend told me I should check it out. So glad I did. You basically hike the ridge all the way to squaw valley and it has amazing 360 degree views. Challenging but well worth it

I loved the hike. It is a tranquil and scenic hike that leads you to a waterfall. There are a lot of hummingbirds in the area. It is worth the trip and price.

Great hike went with a few friends. The trail once you get to the bottom of the waterfall is fun with rocks to climb. Water was flowing on all 3 falls. If you a first timer like myself the hike back up hurts but overall great hike . Definitely go with friends.

mountain biking
16 hours ago

Perfect Trail For My Down Hill Stand Up Scooter. A lil Muddy & Choppy At The End, But Other Than That Great Lil Down Hill Trail Perfect For Early Morning B4 Work Or For Just A Quick Run To Get Your Fix. Love This Trail.

Wide Trail and elevation climbs are spread out. Waterfall was a fun treat.

hiking
20 hours ago

Okay, this was a fun hike! There IS a 10 dollar fee for parking inside the state park. Which is unavoidable so just prepare to pay 10 bucks to hike here. There is absolutely ZERO CELL PHONE SERVICE. So please don’t go alone. Please stay on the trails and be careful. Don’t get lost. Open the trails app before you loose service going up the mountain. I found little spots of service , enough to at least open this app and figure out where we were. Now , this was a very fun hike . To be honest tho, the “waterfall” is a dam called Weir Dam Historical Site and it’s off the the side of this trail. It’s easy to find just follow the signs. Park at the Doane Pond lot next to the school up there, and you can pretty much hike to all the fun areas here . PLEASE BRING A LOT OF WATER, and FOOD. there is no place to buy food or snacks once you past the fork in the road next to the diner. There are a few water fountains around randomly but I’d still bring your own. Follow my advice and you all will have a fun time up in the mountains! Be safe and watch out for poison oak.

This was such a gorgeous hike! You are surrounded by ferns, trees, and moss for most of the hike. Gets a little strenuous at times but should be a fairly easy for the avid hiker. I did come home with a tick stuck to my back so take precaution.

The views are amazing and worth the hike. It gets hot fast up there so either go when it’s cold or go super early.

The road is open to bicycles and hikers per Andrew molera state beach ranger January 2018.

Beautiful trails with sweeping views of the ocean below.

BEWARE YOU WILL BE LOCKED IN IF YOU STAY PAST SUNSET!!! My niece and I were actually back before sunset and were locked in amongst the other cars filled with newborns and kids. IT TOOK TWO and a half hours for police and fire to respond and finally lets us all out.

Went beyond inspiration point and enjoyed the solitude and killer views of el cap half dome and the valley!
Lots of elevation but totally awesome

The best view ever!!!

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