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

19 hours ago

This is a great hike if you have two cars. We started at the north end with a steep but short (1.5 miles) manageable climb. Then there is some scenic relaxed walking along the the ledge, with great views including big horn sheep sightings. Descend on the south end. Approximately 4.5 miles, which took us about 2 hours of moving time.

I've been here many times, and I like it. One issue is the amount of geese poop. It's really gross. It isn't really a big issue, but if your dog likes to roll around on the ground a lot or on things, it's a wreck. My friend's dog had to be groomed because he was coated in it. It wasn't pretty.

Beautiful trail. Great views of surrounding canyons and the desert beyond. I hiked it just after it snowed, but the trail was very well marked.

This was wonderful!

Hiking in the snow was great!

Beautiful scenery! And all those rocks!

Fun route to get down to cooper canyon. The first part of the trail can be either the road or the PCT. I recommend taking the PCT the whole way.

I hiked his trail just after a snow melt and the stream was flowing heavy. The smell of spring was very strong in the air and there were clouds streaming over the mountain tops and a constant cool breeze. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.

22 hours ago

Amazing trail to see Sequoias without crowds or really anyone. It felt like we had it to ourselves.

22 hours ago

Pretty neat spot to stop and stretch your legs

nice trail.. less people than trail by the parking lot..but i would chose the otger trail..butter. than this one just for the views.. but from here you do great view of the old covered bridge..

23 hours ago

very nice wide trail. easy walk.. excellent views of river.. wild flowers lots of butterflies.. dog friendly.. nice waterfall surprise. 5 dollars to park

Beautiful views of distant ocean, Point Loma, downtown, lakes, jets, and hills. Best to do loop on cooler, clear days. Navigation of loop somewhat tricky due many erosion ruts, game trails and power line access roads. Map spur shown to lake overlook can be skipped because peak views are better. Tips: 1. Start going thru double truck gate. Go several 100 yds then turn right down sketchy short trail to line up with massive erosion rut up the mtn. 2. Generally follow erosion rut trail to flag at peak. 3. Continue past peak on clear trail and start creeping down the backside. 4. Do not take two dead power line access roads on map to left! 5. Aim for far distant kiosk looking bench cover. 6. Go to metal equip. shed and turn left on single track mtn trail at side of shed. 7. After decent to gentle ravine generally aim for access road under distant power lines. 8. Aim for ball field light poles. 9. Turn right uphill on sketchy trail in step 1.

Amazing Views! It was a nice breezy walk. Today was a perfect day to go hiking at brushy. The Rocks along the hillside and wild Life was a great vibe. Will be back soon!

Great quick hike with some moderate hills.

on Black Eagle Mine

1 day ago

enjoyed the trip

1 day ago

Great views of Valley and Downtown on a clear day. Hike is fun an with options of making your hike strenuous or moderate.

The East Rim Trail is an off shoot of the Manzanita Loop. The trail is narrow steep single track. From the bottom of the ERT to the Miners Ridge Loop you get dumped into a new development where I had to search for the trail. Once I found it it was good climb back up Black Mountain. I started at Hill Top Park and followed signs for Manzanita Loop and East Rim Trail from the Night Hawk Trail.

One of the most gorgeous hikes in the Bay Area. The water is really flowing right now! Also, climb up the hill across from the parking lot for a truly epic view of the Bay Area.

Nice place to walk, check out the flowers and do some great birding

1 day ago

Hot and dry in the summer months. Nicest after the winter/spring rains. Early morning or evening is best, but be off the west end before full dark as the neighborhood is very sketchy. Closest thing to a nature walk in Modesto. Be mindful of bikers.

I enjoyed this hike today and appreciated the good uphill workout. I had the hill to myself until two coyotes showed up. They ran off when they noticed me.
It rained yesterday and has been pretty cold...but I was sweating and heated. Bring plenty of water no matter what time of year.

on Atascadero Lake Park

1 day ago

Relaxing walk

1 day ago

Took the meadows trail to get to Dewey Point... A lot of Frazil Ice, really dangerous... had to take the way back after sticking your entire leg into a water hole , having my snowshoe stuck in a bunch of trunks...
Maybe the ridge trail is better, if you doing the trail, try this one ;-)

south side ridge has great view. Lots more to wonder about

1 day ago

Forest Falls was beautiful. Great nature trail.

A beautiful trail. It was very hard finding parking as I didn't want to park in the suburbs. So I went to the other end of the trail at Veteran Memorial Park and parked there. I saw a huge variety of colorful birds, squirrels, and even a coyote! I walked on the dirt trail so the walk was very idyllic and quiet. It felt like I was the only person in the world. Then I walked on the paved trail on my way back to the car and it wasn't as quiet. But overall, I enjoyed myself very much. Very stunning. Will definitely come back again.

Very fun not hard to find.

Nice waterfall!

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