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This trail doesn't exist anymore due to new development

Once you get to the higher elevation it is single trail lotta poison oak not well marked will not return

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Did this hike in late September before the rains came. Everything is dried to a beautiful golden color punctuated with spots of greenery. Beautiful views of endless rolling hills. Didn’t see another human the entire hike. $10 entry fee and you have to pay cash. There’s a parking lot just outside the main gate though that doesn’t require a fee. I had no cash soooo...... There is NO shade on this trail. Plan accordingly. The wind can sometimes be quite strong. Watch out for the cow pies and horse manure! Lost the trail a few times but was able to find my way back with this app....thanks AllTrails! :-)

running
4 months ago

Nice 2 miler for Friday morning let's get the weekend going!!

mountain biking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

Beware long up hill trails with no shades. Fun riding down. I would recommend this trail for advance riders.

hiking
5 months ago

Good workout. Nice Hike

ohv/off road driving
8 months ago

Wife and I took the basic off road course with the Espirit de Four jeep club. Learned the basics of off roading. Great location and lots of obstacles. Highly recommend!

off trail
8 months ago

Good trails to take the Jeep on did find a couple spots in the upper ranch you need to have a monster vehicle to enjoy. Did get some video https://www.youtube.com/user/MrKcz1

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike! First time in this area. Even saw a herd of tule elk! I liked our clockwise direction because we were rewarded with fantastic vistas at the end of the hike. Plan on lunch at Spikes Peak. Picnic bench under a huge shady oak tree.

hiking
off trail
private property
washed out
9 months ago

It was a easy hike. Brought my 9 year old. There’s a few small bridges pretty cool. There’s a dead end with private property. Also, the trail has water coming over it in a couple spots. Kinda reminded me of House of Wax when they got dropped off to the town. Over all I’d go back. It’s beautiful and my daughter and I had a nice hike!

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

If planning on hiking Hudner pass, I would recommend doing the trail either in the early part of the day or later part. Mid day you will get cooked.

the best !

hiking
10 months ago

Nun lake is cool, don't come back the way I did. Leg killer!

Nice trail for the winter. Fully exposed so would be warm in summer months. Note: the road in is CLOSED during the winter months to prevent erosion. We accidentally were let on the road by a rancher and subsequently were locked in the park. Received a ticket for being inside the park! Otherwise nice hike, good views and some steep climbs with solid vistas.

hiking
Tue Jan 01 2019

Completed the Nature Walk located at the back of the park, a great beginners hike. Definitely dress in layers as some areas are bitterly cold in the shade. Dogs on leashes are welcomed. Not stroller friendly.

I got few good pictures of animals there.

Mon Oct 15 2018

great trail for beginners like myself. highly recommended!

Fun little hike for the family. There are more marked trails here at mudstone ranch that I have not found on AllTrails. Great for hiking or mountain biking.

Me and my family had a great time in this place. Every trail is marked with difficulty level (green,blue,black). Drove my Chevy Colorado z71 4x4 and had a great time. Recommend it.

the trails are no longer there due to development

hiking
Fri Feb 02 2018

Good day hike, spikes peak is a cool spot

Good backpacking practice, however, not much shade. Hike early.

There's no trail markings and basically no trail. It's hard to tell if you are in the "park" or trespassing on someone's farm. And then there is the homeless encampment that was quite frightening to walk...I mean SPRINT...through. Don't go!

Nice views. Various levels of difficulty.

Best SVRA to off-road 4x4, dirt bike, ATV, hike, mountain bike, or ride horses!

hiking
Mon May 01 2017

The park is mostly mixed grasslands and Oaks. Very little shade and no water so be prepared and wise in your choice of days! Great views from the ridge top and a nice workout getting there. Plenty of wildflowers but the wild grass has outcompeted them so they are mostly just visible along road and trail cuts. Hiking with cows!

Fri Mar 24 2017

Name is misleading, nothing to do with Hollister Hills, since it's right in town. Easy walk, nice run and repeat trail. Nice views of Hollister, and has potential if maintained better. However, the back side of the trail once you pass beyond the water tanks has homeless dwellings that are unavoidable. Go with a friend if you aren't comfortable being out and about alone.

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