Great hike with a few river crossings.

hiking
25 days ago

Not great

Would not personally recommend this trail. Parallels the road the entire time with lots of road noise. Very muddy and lots of overgrown poison oak. Just grazes the edge of Henry Cowell. There are many other hikes comparable in distance close by, like eagle creek and pipeline, that are preferable to this one!

Closed due to covid-19

Went right after it rained and I was the only one here on the entire trail! West half is meadows and the east side is forest. East side is obviously meant for mountain biking so I would avoid doing that half unless you are willing to get wet :) If you do bring waterproof shoes

Overall is a beautiful trail to hike. Need to watch Some places are slippery, could cause falling.

hiking
blowdown
closed
off trail
scramble
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty nice walk through the woods. Nicely shaded trail along the river.

Beautiful trail in the redwoods. Some pretty muddy spots, and be careful of ticks if you have a dog!

Beautiful scenery on this trail and great for dogs. There are few, if any, signs along sections of the trail, so it was difficult to follow since we’re new to the area. It was pretty muddy after the recent rain, but overall a nice hike.

Great redwoods and views of Santa Cruz and the Monterey bay.

Nice trail, dog friendly, goes through several microhabitats and has a great lookout. Trail is in good condition, mostly dry except for a few small muddy spots.

Didn’t do the entire trail. Being from out of state, it was a delightful walk amongst the trees. A bit soggy. Glad to have the map to help guide me back to the car. I’ll be back to do more!

The burned out Chapparal at the top of the hill with an observation deck was incredibly memorable and worth the hike alone. Trough conditions were decent. Wet but doable.

running
muddy
5 months ago

Rainy fall and spring days are some of my favorite times to run, and today was no different. Everything was green and lush, and the trail was good and muddy. The single track was not too sloppy. The old logging road had a bit more mud and took more care to get through. The sights are beautiful along here. It’s kid-friendly, and stays fairly close to the road.

Over grown with poison oak in some places. Also Most of the trail was on soft sand so it was great for my dog but my feet hurt after a while.

hiking
7 months ago

Found some new dirt.... sand actually. Pine trail was winds along a chaparral ridge next to a burn section...The view is excellent ... we encountered dozens of woodpeckers . Eagle creek is beautiful even this late in fall. I can’t wait to see after the rains.

This is a great trail. Beautiful lush redwoods, enough climbing and flow to keep your heart rate up. Don’t bail out at the entrance, it’s a little tricky for the first eighth of a mile with rocks and scrambling. The trail shows 6.5 miles but as routed is close to 5. I recommend doing the recorded route backwards, this will keep more bikes in front of you and less coming up on your tail. It’s much easier if your ears are pointed at them as they come towards you. If you’re comfortable with listening for bikes and being respectful of trail etiquette it’s absolutely lovely. There are a lot of bikes, and the majority are exceptionally polite, but we did run into a couple of teenagers that were disrespectful. Keep your ears open and you’ll have no problems enjoying your. time.

Terrible for a hiker. Way too many bikes. Will not return without a bike

The trailhead for this one is a bit hard to find, so after several attempts, we got on trail. Beautiful ferns everywhere. You share this trail with horses, just beware, and they should always have the right away. Also, watch your step, a lot of people do not clean up after their dogs!! Small stream crossing, overall simply gorgeous! Enjoy!!

on Eagle Creek Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Great well-maintained trail with easy elevations. There’s really no pay at the end, just lovely redwoods and firs to observe as you hike through the forest.

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