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.

5 hours ago

This is a challenging, unmarked "trail" that is perhaps a little more than "moderate", read: not great for younger or inexperienced hikers. The majority of the route involves scrambling over large boulders including some substantial obstacles in the eastern gorge. Travel time for two adults and one ambitious 11 year old was 4 hours excluding the final climb to the peak. I've done this hike twice and the view from the peak is impressive and a little nerve-wrecking due to a substantial dropoff on the north face.

This is really a local hike. I wouldn't drive out of the way to see it. There hasn't been very much water in many years. When there was, there was a running creek, and it was much harder to get there. The trail has zero bathroom/water facilities and I often find hikers allover the area (sometimes miles away) who either can't find their way to the nonexistent waterfall or can't find their way back from it! There's also a lot of poison oak, so good to have pants and sleeves if you go anyway. Rangers have been known to write tickets to people with dogs.

Amazing views. Great hike.

Great, accessible workout in the city. Plenty of free street parking when I go on weekdays. Bathrooms, drinking fountain, and nice city views found at the top. I like to take the stairs up and the switchback trail down. It's a little crowded, but that doesn't really matter since it's just a city stairs workout.

My father and I walked this trail over the weekend. We in others on the trail believe it could’ve been the best time be there. The valley is incredibly lush from all the rain fall and the American is gargling with water.

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8 hours ago

This trail is the museum of geology.

Probably would be considered a bit above " moderate", but was a great hike, awesome views. To the top little less than two hours taking it easy. I started from Goat Trail. Says private but everyone hikes it.

Very nice 5 to 6 mile hike.

The landscape is incredible. The trail is a “raiders for the lost ark” expedition- if you don’t have gps and AllTrails you will have no idea where you are. This trail seemed much more than ‘moderate ‘ going up the boulder gorge at the beginning. I just wish it wouldn’t have bested me and I could have completed it. We abandoned the boulder gorge and went around the backside of the loop but ran out of daylight

Definitely a challenging hike that is mostly boulder scrambling with a fair bit of exposure in quite a few places. Need to be agile and confident rock and boulder hopping to make it up this track. It does reward you with beautiful views of the surrounding cliffs and vistas below and could serve as access to further adventures if you want.
We did find a couple of small pools of water about half way up so maybe that was the spring? Were also told there were some remnants of an old bootleggers still somewhere up there but we did not find them.
A fun but definitely “hard” hike.

The trail has been fixed to make it easier to get to the falls since last summer. No more climbing down an embankment on a rope. The water is flowing good as of today, March 20 2018. It was 65 degrees and I still drank down two gatorades and a water bottle going back up the trail from the falls. Be sure to bring plenty of fluids, especially when warm out. You might want to bring mosquito repellant if you climb to the top fall and stick around a bit. Only small portions of the trail provide shade from the sun.

10 hours ago

Honestly, the hardest part was finding a trail through the scrub brush and mesquite trees, since there is none. This stuff is definitely full of snakes. Try the small dry wash under the train track bridge. We tried walking around the west side and to the south which was the long way around and found some pesos and other evidence of

It was a fun and relaxing hike. Thank God for the arrows haha

The end of the trail is pretty tough. The way down is cake. Nice views.

Amazing hike and picturesque as well. The trail are
Rough with many tripping hazards and one should watch your step, specially when descending. done it twice and were very fulfilling.

13 hours ago

As a Palm Springs residence this one of the best trails in the area and one my favorites. Great scenes and if you’re lucky, you may see mountain
Sheep as well. Please don’t take dogs beyond the posted signs, since we did encounter a person taking a dog.

17 hours ago

Took the kids over the weekend & it was gorgeous out there. Very easy to find, but a little muddy. We hid Easter eggs along the way to keep the littles engaged & have a little fun

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18 hours ago

Great place to take the horses to take a dip. Close to Graham Hill campground where they have overnight facilities for horses. Can get crowded in the summer, but it’s a beautiful park, and all of the trails are fun. We can do a lot of it at a canter even with groups of kids.

Fun hike! Great view from the top! I went with a group, some of them crawled under a part of the fence and some of us went through the drainage tunnels that go under the railroad to pass by the fence. The trail goes straight up and took about 30 min to get to the top. I prefer climbing to the "M" on the other side of the same mountain, it takes a little longer but it's not as steep.

The trail was full of beauty. The falls at the end are fun but the entire trail is a great hike!

To get to the trail you will need to enter (and pay) to get into the park. The trail starts along the Murray Canyon trail and loops up around the hill. Scenic views and a decent cardio. Lots of horse poop and horses on the narrow trail.

19 hours ago

A great starter backpacking trip, although I recommend having one experienced backpacker in your group. We split this into 3 days and for us it was the perfect amount of time. Beautiful scenery, especially between Big Basin and Waddell Beach, where you feel like you've stepped back in time to the prehistoric days. Hips and feet were a bit sore by the end of the third day. Taking off my boots and putting my feet in the water has never felt so good!

More difficult than moderate, I would say, but a lot of fun if you're up for steep climbs and rugged trail. Bring extra water, and go in winter or spring if possible (due to heat). Start early. My brother and I are experienced hikers, we hiked this with no prior knowledge of it and were pleasantly exhausted and sore at the end of the day. We got some great photos at the top. It has become one of our favorite hikes together.

20 hours ago

Amazing payoff at the end but it is a difficult climb. I was winded many times and was happy to take breaks to let others pass. This is my first West Coast mountain and it made me feel like a rookie. We did pack water which even re-energized my husband who is an avid hiker. The top has an amazing view and so worth the hard work. We even had lunch at the top. Great views!!!!

21 hours ago

The Park rated this moderate but it was basically easy. The trail isn’t marked hardly at all. We asked someone passing us if we were heading the correct way and on our way out others asked us the same. The gold mill was neat but not worth it for us.

Well marked and there are green blazes on rocks on the Maze Loop. I started before dawn on a Tuesday in March and had the whole thing to myself until the end. Northview is spectacular!

it was nice day to hike this flat and long 16 miles Trestle along with fellow hikers.

Lots of fun. Definitely a family trail but the incline is definitely there depending on which way you walk the loop. Overall did it with ease. Places to stop for breaks and even a bathroom at the far side of the loop.

Started at approx 11:30 - ranger suggested going up Condor Gulch & coming back down High Peaks. Only saw 2 other people on the way up. At the peak we found a place to sit & have a snack (approx 2 Miles in) and we were surrounded by condor who were perched or flying very close to us. Ran into a few groups coming up the opposite direction as we began our descent. Back at the car by 2:30. Not much shade on Condor Gulch Trail, but lots on the way down. Admission to the park was $25. Fully recommend!

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