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if you do not know this trail or have the membership to the app do not go on this hike. 3 signs to nowhere. trail is not at all clearly marked, one could easily get lost. so dissapointed

Great hiking trail good leg work out and great views

PARKING:
lots of parking availability. whether street or lot located at the park right by the trail head

HIKE:
pretty easy with gentle inclines and declines. lots of landmarks with history explained on plaques. the only thing i would say that would cause an introvert like myself to have any gripes on this hike is the amount of traffic! there's so many people and their pets on this hike. i had to dodge so many strollers and crazy but adorable dogs and their POOP! that's the one thing, if you're going to be a pet owner, PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET!!!

other than that, i'd say this is a very nice hike with amazing elevated views of the city below and cool landmarks.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike, pretty steep the majority of the way up but the views are great.

Great workout. Too crowded and noisy. People play music loudly instead of keeping it at a personal level. Not everyone picks up after their dogs. People sit on the cross base and hang out, not giving a chance for other people to touch it or get close enough to enjoy the view. Bridge area smelled strongly of urine. Would be nice to have a restroom up there for people to use. Nice to see families hiking together.

hiking
10 days ago

Lightly challenging trail. This was our first trail. And coming from an athletic background it wasn’t too tough. It was a great trail for a short 20 min drive. Not crowded a good quiet trail. Will get a good sweat towards the top. Great starting trail in my opinion for people with a little bit of athletic background.

Not much to see, lots of dry bushes and rocks. Ok for a weekday workout.

walking
13 days ago

Good for a quick easy exercise up and down the mountain. You can get about 4 miles by doing entire loop. I got bored just doing the paved road so we take the dirt inclines all the way up..a great way to avoid the crowds! Major pet peeve about this Mountain is that people don’t pick up after their dogs!!! And there are plastic bags offered for free at trail head!! And then there are the rude people that blasts their loud music for all of us seeking some serenity and silence to hear...so annoying. So if you don’t mind a lot of rude people..you won’t mind this trail. Start at the crack of dawn or take the dirt steep trails to avoid crowds.

Nice clean pavement trail ...great for taking your dogs

walking
14 days ago

went with my two sons, my 6 year had a great time! and my 1 year was running like a cheetah. We only made to the start of the mountain but was definitely fun.

Very easy to put miles on your feet.

Nice and easy

hiking
16 days ago

We’d give 3.5 stars... good hike, very steep! We only saw one lizard. As others mentioned, some fire damage and lots of trash and broken bottles at the top. Some pretty views and a little stream, despite no rain this year.

hiking
19 days ago

Family place to go and have a nice hike

I’ve done this hike twice. It was a good beginning hike but I wouldn’t do it again. Way too many people & the parking was horrible.

We took our children and they loved it! Definitely recommend not taking a stroller as some parts are very steep and the dirt gets a bit slippery but it was a good time!

Nice walk to warm up for Rubidoux. Lot of homeless evidence.

first incline is a butt kicker than easy hike across the ridge

walking
30 days ago

just another walk really. good for conditioning. Enter from 14th or from the main entrance. Dirt trails give a better workout, and plenty of rocks for bouldering. Great sunset views from the cross or the rock benches past the cross.

Fairly quick and easy hike.

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