Great hike but a strenuous one. No place to take breaks or have quick lunch. Hence the whole 8-miles had to be done in one take. Would love to do it again. The view and the wind that blows is worth the hike!

hiking
6 days ago

Hamm Gulch Trail is dog friendly with great view, 90% shaded. We walked all the way up until there was no shade at all and took the original route back. It was around 7 miles. Very pretty trees and wild flowers.

Very dry and warm, saw several snakes! Almost stepped on a large rattlesnake, it blended so well into it's surroundings. Also a LOT of poison oak everywhere.

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no shade
over grown
7 days ago

This hike was super satisfying towards the top! Word of advice, go the left route. We went on the right route on an 80+ degree Fahrenheit day and the route on the right took us straight up with no shade. The route coming down was well shaded and cool though. Parking is very limited. My AllTrails also tracked 7.5 miles instead of 6.7, so be warned. It is actually about a mile more than the info on here

Very nice trail with beautiful view!

hiking
no shade
8 days ago

After the first mile there is no shade.

Muddy and windy, the view on top is spectacular

hiking
11 days ago

No longer closed due to COVID. However, you can't easily park on street. So, once parking lots are full, you will have to walk.

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muddy
over grown
14 days ago

Uphills

18 days ago

Beautiful

hiking
22 days ago

An easy to moderate hike, I wouldn't deem this to be hard but definitely enjoyable. More like 7 miles and 1400+ ft elevation gain. As suggested by another reviewer, clockwise is the way to go for this one. Great views at the top from Windy Hill. And yes, Windy Hill is pretty windy :D Went during the COVID crisis and the parking area is still closed. You can find parking almost immediately after you take a turn on to Willowbrook Dr from Alpine Rd

Nice mix of hills and level. The 4.5 loop is just enough. Lots of poison oak near edge of trail. Be careful. Needs cut back. Also nice mix of sun and shade.

Really great trail with excellent views and a nice slope for exercise. For how short it is the elevation gain is pretty large. Very rewarding to reach the top.

It's a nice trail which has a little but of everything. The wildflowers were quite nice this time of the year.

hiking
24 days ago

Extremely scenic for such a short trail! I would really recommend it in combination with one of the nearby trails.

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bugs
over grown
24 days ago

While this trail has some nice viewpoints it’s way too overgrown. In a few places there were spiked plants obstructing the path, and there are flies and bees everywhere. You pretty much have to walk through small swarms in several parts of this route. Unfortunate I wasn’t dressed for this and had to turn back one mile in. If you’re going to do this one long pants and sleeves are a must.

Nice warm day. Unfortunately no wind in the exposed area! Beautiful carpet of California poppies along Anniversary Trail with wide view of the Bay and Mt. Diablo in background. Many other wild flowers still in bloom. Best direction, in my opinion, is clockwise. Up Hamms Gulch and down Spring. Everyone I met was socially distancing. Some bikes to watchout for. Also there are some benches along the route so you can stop and admire the view. Very uplifting in this time of sad news.

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bugs
1 month ago

Nice trail with good views at a few points. The different trails were labeled clearly which was quite nice. The usual parking spot is fenced off because of Covid, so I would park on Willowbrook Dr.

Beautiful trail with hidden gem (buddha statue)

Parking lot closed due to covid

Easy hike to get the blood flowing!

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy hike with some good views of the valley and a swing! Lots of shade but just a little muddy right now. Not clear where trail ends but overall great hike.

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muddy
2 months ago

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bugs
2 months ago

Soooo first off you park in a residential area with no indication of a trail anywhere. No trailhead means no bathrooms. HELPFUL TIP: use the restroom at Robert’s Market if you’ve driven any distance to come hike here. It’s only a mile or so from the start of the trail. Because the start of the trail looks like a sidewalk to the back of someone’s house we drove down the road a quarter mile and came across an obvious trail system. We took this instead and then eventually found the trails for this hike after hiking from near Los Trancos road, around to Alpine road, and then most of the way back to the car. Once we ended up on the trails we hiked along property fences in a wooded area a bit as we gained a ridge. It wasn’t until this point that we didn’t see houses or hear traffic. Unfortunately, that was short lived. Los Trancos road traffic was quite loud. We did 3.2 miles of hiking, but only 1.2 was part of this specific hike. I pulled 4 ticks (deer ticks) of my GSD. Robert’s Market for an after hike snack.

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