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This is our go to for a quick dose of nature. I often come here to clear my head and get centered.i love this place. It’s beautiful after a heavy rain.

I'd recommend early in the day or early evening. This one will get the heart pumping and has some great views.

Not a bad trail. More of a nature walk than a hike. Sandy along the river bed. Several shallow crossings.

A good quick and short hike on a mostly asphalt path. Uphill in, a couple of steep pitches toward the top. Parking on the street south east of the gate.

Great hike! Absolutely no shade so plan on bringing a lot of water and stay hydrated. The trail is pretty popular with the locals and highly trafficked after 4pm during week days. There is a marker for every 10 floors climbed in remembrance of our heroes on 9/11.

Mostly flat, and mostly shaded. There are water crossings so be prepared to get wet - or take shoes off as I do!

Nice, easy trail run or hike.

18 days ago

Great workout packed into a short hike!

Took the dog out for a Saturday morning walk and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of people out on this trail. The only negative would be the few rocky spots at the start, but once past that it is a nice easy stroll with multiple options to stop by the river. Will definitely be heading back in the future.

Pretty easy, hot, and dusty. It's a pretty shaded trail, so that definitely helps with the heat, but if you can get going early, I'd recommend it. Pretty average hike imo. Not bad, but also not amazing. The river is pretty! Take the app with you. It's easy to take a wrong turn.

We found a locker gate when we got there, so we parked on the side of the narrow road. I don’t think their is Official parking. Then the first part of the trail is a good cardio workout. All up hill. The second half is loose dirt and it’s not really clear were it stops.

A nice outdoor hike. Not intense at all but its easy to get lost. I had to use to app to follow the trail.

it was amazing

it's not dog poop. there's a lot of coyote scat. but yes why do people brag the poop then this it. just toss the sh!# with no bag.

trail running
1 month ago

love this loop. it is completely exposed and can get super hot during summer months so pack lots and lots of water. then pack more. always go right at the junction if you're looking for more of a workout.

watch out for dog shit and bags of dog shit. people who frequent this trail do not know the rules of trail etiquette very well. lots of litter everywhere, so if you feel inclined to help the fallbrook land conservancy out a little bit, bring a bag with you to pack out some trash. leave it better than you found it!

Beautiful quick trail to hike in the early morning or evening away from the heat.

trail running
1 month ago

Jog/hiked the loop in 1 hour 18 min, good work out.

whew. there is no McDonald's at the top, someone lied to me

Fun place to take kids and dogs

Great family hike!

It was a beautiful scenery with lots of greenery & water. The hike was moderate I did it with my dog, puppy,& 2kids. Ok now the negative we picked up a TICK but luckily it didn't attach to anyone yet. So before you go out here put on your deterrent & protect your fur babies!!!!

Enjoyed this trail, scenery was beautiful

Easy to get to, didn’t see any rattlesnakes and the top is fun with the flags and a sunrise to start off your day.

Great workout if you take the loop counter clockwise. Hiked it in about 2 hours. Lots of dog poop though. Hazy day. Heavy traffic. Local favorite right off the highway.

First time here had a great time. Only went about half way in but I’m really overweight and out of shape and did 5 miles round trip pretty easily. Had a few swimming holes we swam in. Would do it again.

Good hike. Taking the advice of others I went right at the junction. Made it a much better hike. Would do it again anytime.

Good workout. Rocky most of Trail so watch your step. It was very hazy at early morning so no real vista view from top this trip.

very good hike. To make it hard and the full 4.2 miles go right on the fork in the road. This will have you going up the stairs instead of coming down them.

First time doing this trail. Liked it a lot. Quiet with great river views. Only thing I didn’t like was the amount of dog excrement along the trail.

Love this trail. not good for out of shape seniors. There are some narrow cliffs and boulders that they could easily get hurt on. I'm upper 50's and take my dog several times a month. scenic, peaceful and not too strenuous.

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