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on French Hill Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail, well maintained. Pretty flowers, lush forest in some areas. This is roughly 3 miles uphill, and 3 miles downhill. Great for some quick exercise, but no real views and the top is just a road. Great way to kill almost 2 hours and get your heart rate up. Seemed well used, passed 4 different groups of hikers.

Great workout as the three miles there is all uphill via switch backs. The trail is very well maintained and nice views in a few places. Expected the end of the trail to be at a lookout, not a Mt. road but still a nice hike. My 8 year old hiked this with me and we ran some of the trail on the way down. Will do it again for sure. This is a six mile hike there and back. Not sure why it says 4.8 miles.

hiking
2 months ago

Great view on top, highly recommend. Good time to visit would be in spring or summer, you can prob do it in fall and winter but just be careful of rain or snow.

backpacking
7 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
7 months ago

Been driving by this one for years and decided to stop and take a look today. Didn't realize it led to a Darlingtonia Bog or that they even existed. Interesting plant but not so much for the trail.... Flat and well groomed, though.

hiking
Friday, November 11, 2016

If you don't really like to hike hills don't do this one....... this is just one hill nearly 3 miles long. The only flat part is the top 1/16 of a mile. It's an excellent hike for conditioning which is why I chose to do it. The trail is challenging for most and may be on the top end of moderate and is in very good shape. It's probably best done in the fall and winter. It's structured well enough it could also be done in the rain. There were several little creeks that my lab Brook really enjoyed... There are a couple of places with very nice views as well. #267

trail running
Friday, October 07, 2016

A good training hill for trail ultramarathons. Definitely a 3 mile trail one way. Great trail! Well built and holding up well. Extremely runnable.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The first three miles, from Hwy 199 to French Hill Rd, are up hill all the way. After not doing much hiking through the winter this was a quite a workout. But it felt great to get to the top and the views are nice.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What a great conditioning hike.... Very peaceful hike! Power walked up, ran down!

hiking
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

We did this hike from the bottom to the top, 8 miles round trip. Within the first 100 feet there is a creek that we had to take our shoes off to cross. I'm sure the creek is seasonal and could easily be crossed outside of spring. The entire hike is 4 miles of sustained uphill followed by a 4 mile decent. The best views are at the top at the summit and the meadow which can be reached much easier from the top trail head. I would recommend taking trekking poles for this hike and save your knees. The trail guide says there is camping at the summit but the single campsite is build on rock chips making for a miserable place to pitch a tent. If camping bring an extra sleep pad or a hammock (there are trees at the summit).

hiking
Saturday, August 11, 2012

A six mile round trip. The 1st half ascends gently via switchbacks. The views are obstructed by the trees. Watch out for poison oak bordering the trail. We saw a few banana slugs and a young bird of prey during the walk.

hiking
Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lots of poison oak at the lower trail head. If you're sensitive be careful!

hiking
8 months ago