Explore the most popular rails trails 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.

road biking
19 hours ago

Yesterday, I rode south through the Dublin BART Station toward the south end of the trail. I missed the trail signs and went about half a mile before I could get back on the trail. There is a mixture of asphalt and concrete trail sections in this area, making it hard to stay on the trail. The trail signs are small and you switch sides of the street.

Super easy, all paved. Benches along the trail. Walked with 6 & 7 year olds & no issues.

Great place to go back packing passed bridge to nowhere. Highly recommend it

road biking
2 days ago

My vehicle of choice was a Trikke Freedom (which was not one of the options). The trail relatively smooth, level and is asphalt paved. There are areas where tree roots have pushed up the road bed. There are other areas that have long cracks (mostly parallel to the direction of travel).

Still has beautiful wild flowers!

I LOVE MT RUBIDOUX !!

Great for dog walks / biking / running

Good morning walk / run path. Not too crowded and “in the city”. It has road crossing scattered throughout that can be a bit disappointing if you get in a grove and have to stop.

walking
11 days ago

Nice workout. Paved Traill, kid/ stroller friendly. Nice trail for an early morning/ evening run.

This is a commitment so make sure to plan ahead. Bring plenty of water and sandwiches/protein as well as a hat and sunglasses. I recommend walking sticks if you have them. I did the trail 2 weeks ago and the river was rushing and so cool and so fun to go in during the hike. If you could hike it at the high water times of the year, do it. Jumping in and out of the river really keeps you cool during the hike.

I'm pretty much a beginner since we don't hike as much as we would like so we did take a few rests on the trip and it was challenging for me since I'm not in shape but it was still really fun.

hiking
12 days ago

From a hiking with children standpoint this is a fantastic trail. There are several parking lots in the area and each appears to have bathroom facilities. The trails are well maintained and a mix of dirt and pavement. The nice thing here is that you are never far from beach access or any of the smaller walking trails along the bluffs. This is great when the kids want to choose their own adventure. As of this writing the fee to enter and park is $10.00.

good for kids and dog friendly

mountain biking
15 days ago

Really fun, first time Being there and it was a good experience for mountain biking .
Many trails to go on . Lots of loops and turns and drops .

A nice trail, peaceful hike, lots of mosquitoes, good weather, went down to the water (lots of spiders going down) let my dog off the leash, came back home feeling tired but refreshed

Get ready to wet your shoes! Be sure prepared a flip-flop you will need it when you reached the bridge and also when you finished the trail.

Also, Adventure Pass is required when you visit this trail if you didn't get one down the city (you can get a daily pass on 7-11 or big 5 sporting goods, it's 5 bucks) your last chance to get the pass will be the village it's about 1 mile down from the trail parking lot, only one store where you hardly to missed it.

buy adventure pass at 7-11 or big 5 or at the cafe right in front of campground about 2miles before parking. must present the pass on the dash wherever parking off street or on site!!! $5/day or $30/year. REMEMBER to scratch the date and month on the daily pass !!! Don't just hang and leave without scratching a correct date !!! LA sheriff on the way!!! bring at least 2L water becuz 85% of the trail is exposed to sun. more water ,the better. hat and suncreen are must wear stuff. wear long sleeves and long pants to avoid stabbing directly by yucca leaves as well as avoiding sunburn. suggest to open this app and check in and record at the parking lot or earlier at the cafe or campground before hiking becuz of no signal and losing ur way easily in the middle of the trail. by recording ur actions u can see the correct route on ur app instead of always looking for other people just to make sure the way. no signs or arrows are set along the trail and once u follow a wrong direction u will need cross stream lots of time or find no way through or even climbing rocks. becareful not to stop recording by accident as i quit the app by mistake and then i lost my route totally. nothing to follow so u can only rely on others to check ur distance and destination.(upset) ....be aware of snake, we encountered one slowly crossing the path so check around before sitting down. prepare to get wet on feet as u need cross stream at least 12 times roundtrip

My family and I have done this hike several times both with a big group and dogs. At times the lake can be full of water and beautiful.
It is a long hike , I suggest taking a lot of water and comfy shoes. We started our hike early so we can venture around the area and take our time.

Great hike with beautiful views. Love the river thats still flowing nicely.

Taking the long route was more fun and challenging. Getting in that ice cold water is a MUST. Amazing hike, i love how green it is.

hiking
17 days ago

A lil workout. Seen a lot of rabbits, lizards and squirrels. Fenced in trail. A lil bit of graffiti at the top. No waterfall today.

backpacking
19 days ago

Spend the weekend hiking with my son's scouts group. Being a big guy it had it's challenges, but great views and an experience my son and I can look back on. will definitely return.

Get ready to have wet boots on for 5 hours

I had a blast hiking Bridge to Nowhere. We arrived at 6:15am and got one of the last spots in the lot. You must have an Adventure Pass. We began our hike at 6:45 am. I wore my hiking boots and brought extra socks. I did not bother switching out to my water shoes. The hike was easy but long. Once you are out of the river are, you are in full sun. Bring sunblock, 3 liters of water and lunch to eat at the bridge. We had a blast! Enjoy your day and start early.

Funnest hike yet! Be sure to wear some Chacos or Tevas because you will be crossing the river at least 8 times. Hiked with my Chacos the entire time and loved every minute of this hike! You are exposed to the sun a lot so make sure you have sunscreen and take a hat. Take at least 2 liters of water on this hike for its a long one, 11 miles.

Beautiful sceneries. About 11.5 miles round trip from the parking area. Be ready to do multiple stream crossings. 2 liters of water would do it in a late May day. Daily or annual adventure pass required. You can obtain a pass from the 7-eleven on Foothills Blvd in Azusa the same day or any Big-5 Sporting Goods a day before your hike. Small parking lot. Plan for an early morning hike to avoid parking far away from the parking lot. Enjoy your hike!!!

started at training hill. pretty easy mostly flat. beautiful views. lots of butterflies this time of year. just after the waterfall maybe 3 minutes is a picnic bench which is nice. sadly some lame people throw garbage over the side. this would be good for trail running. also the trail is about 70% sun and 30% shade.

mountain biking
24 days ago

absolutely love this trail. mountain biking is the way to go for sure. one really gnarly incline that was super fun to test myself and complete. i will be going back again.

Took my littles, 4 and 7 on this hike for the first time today. It was BEAUTIFUL!! There was a steady flow of people but everyone was very considerate to those around them. The kids were so excited when they made it to the cross!! We will definitely be back.

It was beautiful loved it

Good hike but easy to get lost as part of the trail has eroded and overgrown. You need a parking adventure day pass that needs to be purchased before you come up the mountain. There's no reception once you start the drive up to mountain. Have to cross the river a couple of times so it's good to bring some hiking sandals or water shoes and extra socks. Pack a lunch to eat at the top. Bungee jumping is at the top of the bridge. Very popular trail. Beginning half of the trail has shade, the end toward the bridge is sunny and hot. Bring lots of water. Start early cause it gets hot toward the top. Saw bighorn sheep on the trail too.

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