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

Was not a big fan of this trail. For a place that we have to pay to get in expected the trails to be more walkable

The views are nice on this trail, but not a lot of shade on the first few miles. Deer Valley was well worth the trip. check out the reader board at Pala Seca Cabin.

beautiful today was an overcast winter day. Nice cause this is pretty exposed. We saw no one on the trail. We did see either a bobcat or mountain lion, not sure, too far away and too quick. We saw baby wild boar. We saw lots of wild turkeys. I think this trail would be easier if traveled in the reverse (clockwise) direction, then the uphill would be more gradual.

8 months ago

Cattle can be out in more than one section. I walked about 2 miles sometimes really close to anxious cows and it didn't feel good. I can't imagine dogs would help such a situation, leash or not.
I started from twin gates trailhead (no water, but there's a porta potty), that way it's a loop without repetition (don't have to go back to the main parking lot) and a bit less than 23 miles.
Pretty good hike, mostly serious up and down, level is less than half.

Beautiful hike. First 4 miles pretty steep but not too hard. Great views over the valley and Mount Hamilton.

Forgotten trail from a ways back

A peaceful and easy-to-moderate trail. The view is not as beautiful as Alum Rock in this season. But it is good option if you want to enjoy the trail only yourself.

Very little shade so will revisit and review during a cooler day.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pretty, quiet, and not too exposed. But cow poop and flies everywhere. Trails weren't clearly marked and we passed by a few forks not even realizing it, so I highly recommend taking your GPS with you.

Monday, April 03, 2017

trail running
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Very wet after recent rains. More of a service road than trail. Great views of the surrounding mountains.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

I parked near the second traffic circle, and then took a minor digression on the 0.3 paved circular loop (I think there used to be a sign at the fork but it doesn't say anything any more). The loop trail and I think the Bass Lake Trail were closed due to erosion, so I just did the southern part of the loop. I accidentally also went a chunk further south on Hotel Trail until I realized that I was definitely going south not north! Until that point there wasn't much elevation change. The views are much of a muchness throughout. Several birds of prey were circling overhead - I tried not to take it personally.

There is not much shade, so it's pretty warm in the middle of the day - take plenty of water. There's a $6 entrance fee for the park.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Great Hike! More than 5.7 miles. We hiked 8.9 miles.

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