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hiking
2 days ago

Very easy hike, took less than an hour to summit. A surprising amount of shade on the way up, which is mostly switchbacks.

Great views from the top! For those who are easily bothered, there are lots of tiny flies at the top, but it didn't really bother my friends and I. It was crowded on a holiday weekend but not overbearing. Not a fan of repeating hikes, but I would do this one again.

My first hike with the HikeMania group out of San Diego. Great group of people. Beautiful fall day. You can still see the ravages of the fire 10 years ago, but the vegetation is growing back. All Trails has the mileage and elevation change wrong. The actual mileage is 12.1 miles for the out and back route.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

love this trail! spectacular views, wide trail, amazing!

Great views, scary top

Loved this hike on a cool October morning. Cows were fun, nice rolling golden hills, and a Mountain View in the distance.

I love this trail first thing in the morning. We started at 7 am , we saw the moon set and the sun rise , we saw 4 dear, it got really foggy then cleared up at the top.... just amazing!

Nice hike. Really nice views and well maintained. Great for a quick family hike.

hiking
19 days ago

The trail has wide road(for maintenance cars) and lots of shades. I think it’s a good trail for a group. There is a trail, naming Five Oaks Trail in parallel. We took the main trail pass on the way to peak and tried Five Oaks on way back. The trail of Five Oak is much narrow and steep. It’s totally different from the main trail for the view, so it’s good that we can try two kinds of trails at once. If you aren’t confident in your physical strength, I think you should choose to keep the main trail for hill climb, not Five Oaks trail.