Explore the most popular wild flowers trails near Fremont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

20 hours ago

Great hike, would definitely go again. Be ready, take your time. Also, price for parking at the college has gone up, I believe someone said $2 now it's $4, still more cost effective then a ticket.

3 days ago

This was a beautiful hike. I saw birds, pelicans, rabbits and deer on this trail. The gate opens at 8am for cars but you can park further away if you want to start earlier like I did. No lizards on trail and I was totally ok with that.. There were a few hikers early in the morning which surprised me. No dogs allowed, so leave your furry friend at home.

Great hike! A bit steep a half a mile from the top - great workout! Took us around 3 hours in total.

can be hot and dusty. beautiful panoramic views of south bay.

mountain biking
9 days ago

Very nice trail for beginners. I took my 9 year old son who’s a novice and completed the trail in 45 minutes at a leisurely pace. Not too crowded with nice view and evening breeze

Not crowded at all, pretty good views, no shade at all, pretty easy hike with mild elevation.

High elevation I’m tired as hell! Only got 2 miles in

14 days ago

Very nice hike. My calves burned pretty good. The view at the peak is amazing. Definitely go early in the morning because it will get hot and bring plenty of water as there are no water sources during the climb. Some of the trail has loose gravel so coming back down, you have to be super careful not to slip. Well worth at least doing once

Nice escape from the east bay heat, with great views all around

pretty dry, but a nice difficulty

1 month ago

The Hike: Moderate hike with some tough sections at the beginning and closer to the peak. Starts off with a steep incline that continues for a mile and then it gives your breather for about 1/2 miles. Back to incline again but it isn't as bad until the last 3/4 mile to peak which is very steep. Coming down it's all downhill, which puts considerable stress on your knees so take that into your prep.

It's better to go early in the morning if you are going in summer. There is a unisex accessible rest room about 2.5 miles from the trailhead.

What to bring: I didn't need a jacket because it was too hot in July. Proper shoes are recommended because of gravel and down hill hike coming back. Take water and snacks.

Parking: Drive uphill passing open parking lots to find the parking garage closest to the trailhead. You can park for $4 all day (weekends too). Pay at station near elevator on 2nd floor.

Very pretty walk, little shade def need sunblock!

Scenic hike, definitely challenging! Nice reward at the top! Make sure you put some toe protectors in your hiking shoes, lots of downhill on the way back.

July 4th climb was as good as it can . Lot of people and had to wait in line for around 20 - 30 min to get a photo on totem pole . Thats a reward to be enjoyed

Done this trail twice. First time left too late in the day and turned back due to heat. Second time started much earlier (8am) on a much cooler day. That last little bit of elevation kicked my butt in a good way, challenging but doable. Wear a hat with a brim and know there is very little of this trail that is shaded.

Scenic views with a great workout to the top! Will do again!

I try to hike this trail at least once a week. Back entrance is a slight incline into major incline and it's difficult for me as I'm a beginner. But, once at the top you have beautiful views. Saw a few deer. Watch out for cow poop. Recommend going early in the morning or on a cooler day as there is no shade.

Beautiful and Amazing

2 months ago

Moderate hike with great view at the top.

on Monument Peak Loop

2 months ago

Hard but worth it!

had a blast a few months ago. will definitely do it again.

Decent trail, although I tracked it to be only 3.2 miles. Very exposed (all cow pasture) and pretty windy in a few areas. The Upper Ranch Trail is not very well maintained, since most of it is overgrown. Great views. Expect rattlers on warm days.

2 months ago

Great scenic views from verdant green hills. Exceedingly windy above tree line. Knocked off a star because so much of the trail needs maintenance. Toilet users remarked about disgusting condition.

2 months ago

We enjoyed our first run!

3 months ago

Nice hike..slow elevation, green and scenic trail..

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