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Good hike. Pretty steep at the end. Lots of shade.

Great workout if that’s what you’re looking for. Basically straight up for half a mile. Not very long so I wouldn’t travel for this hike, but if pure a local and looking for some great cardio.. I’d recommend this trail.

This trails views were awesome. Although the last section of the trail is quite steep and will test your endurance and conditioning. Definitely worth the trek.

nice challenge trail for begginers

Went with my husband, 2 children (ages 6&7) and father.
Made it about 3/4 of the way before my pregnant butt tired out too much to make it to the end.
Absolutely beautiful hike, lots of trees to help provide shade and my kids really enjoyed the hike as well which was surprising (no complaining).
Pretty steep, thought it was more of a flat trail but enjoyed the challenge. Will definitely be going again with all the kiddos once the baby is born :) hopefully we'll make it all the way to the top !

trail running
2 months ago

My wife and I had come here to go trail running/hiking on Sunday July 30, 2017. The last .88 miles is SUPER steep. We were about 1/4 the way up that last bit and my wife had a seizure. I managed to catch her head when she fell back and her CamelBak padder her back, so she didn't get injured. It was pretty precarious trying to keep her from falling farther down the hill and dealing with post-ictal behavior.

There was a gentleman nearby who was running towards us to assist. I yelled to him to not run up to us. My wife has a history of epilepsy, and I didn't want this man to get his adrenaline pumping running up to us only to have us not really need help. I didn't mean to sound rude or ungrateful to the man, but I'm sure I did.

If he ever reads this, I hope he knows we do appreciate his willingness to help strangers. I've just dealt with this kind of thing enough that when a person there who may not be trained or accustomed to witnessing these types of events, they tend freak out a bit. In hindsight I shouldn't have sounded so blunt towards him. Regardless, I'm thankful for his willingness to help strangers.

After she finished seizing and started to come to, I was able to carry her back down to the main trail where it was flat. After she finished coming to we were able to walk the 2 miles back to the car. I had hoped we would run into the gentleman on the way down to say thank you, but we did not.

Regarding the trail itself, though.... it's beautiful, and pretty steep for running. You'll definitely get a workout.

Three of us went on this hike. I give it only 2

It's a climb. as stated before it gets even steeper toward the peak. the trail extending past the peak ends with a private property sign, but with the incredible views at the peak it's worth just stopping there and heading down. I would say it's borderline"hard" with the steep incline.

3 months ago

This trail is very steep and a very good workout for the 1/2 of a mile I was allowed to continue up because the remainder was blocked off by bobwire fencing. apparently private property. Not recommended to drive a lengthy distance to hike this trail. gonna go try tehachapi mountain park trail.

Fun hike. Stared at 8.30 am and most the way up to the top was shaded. The last 0.9 miles were extremely steep - steepest I've ever hiked. Made it to the top by 9:35 am and my legs were jelly. Views from the top were just so so due to all the trees. The way down was much sunnier...I'm glad I got there early.