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Closes trail to DTLA and dog friendly!

walking
12 hours ago

Pretty easy and cool way to see the city. Wear supportive running shoes as it’s mostly all concrete and can be a pain with less than forgiving footwear just ask my feet

Very intense hike. And not just due to the elevation gain. The chaparral will try to scratch, scrape or otherwise impale you from every angle. Excellent training however.

I will type up a nice lengthy review in a few days as this trail really deserves it.

Went beyond inspiration point and enjoyed the solitude and killer views of el cap half dome and the valley!
Lots of elevation but totally awesome

hiking
13 hours ago

Nice short hike, with most of it downhill to the falls, and uphill back

Hiked this trail up to the fire tower and was not disappointed. Long but easy trail; last 10 minutes to tower pretty steep but well worth it. Views are amazing and would definitely do it again.

hiking
13 hours ago

The best view ever!!!

Great hiking place!

The trail is rocky, but worth the effort.

Beautiful trail and very peaceful. You will work your thighs and gluts, but it is worth it

This is a really nice, fairly easy trail. We loved walking to the sound of the water and much of the trail is shaded. There are only a couple of areas that you need to maneuver up and down some rocks (not a stroller friendly trail but still great for kids), but the majority of the hike it very easy. It was a little crowded, but we did go on a day when school was out.

trail running
14 hours ago

Technical and demanding trail with scenic views

Decent to take your kids too, short, too much graffiti for my liking. If you are going it’s better to hike the river, much nicer. Go in the winter, no one will be there

hiking
14 hours ago

Loved the rocky uphill! I wouldn't say it's "easy", maybe moderate and not toddler/baby friendly unless you plan on carrying him/her which would also make an awesome workout. I'd like to do this hike again at sunset to take a slow-shutter photo of the landscape, very nice views from the top. Parking is also not a problem. Overall 2 thumbs up!

hiking
15 hours ago

Beautiful, virtually unknown, trail in Riverside! In the span of a few months, I’ve seen a rattlesnake, couple coyotes and today encountered a bobcat! Still an amazing trail, definitely one to maybe take the headphones out, be vigilant, and enjoy the surroundings! Very little trash and graffiti too! Will always be a favorite!

on Byrne Trail

hiking
16 hours ago

What a happy surprise! We were in the area and wanted a nice little hike to do and boy was this special. Everything about this hike was wonderful, the challenge, the hidden and not so hidden memories of a wonderful man who cared for this land, the views, and the enchanted welcome feeling of the forest. We will definitely do this hike again when we are in the area. Dog friendly!

hiking
16 hours ago

I really like this trail. I have done the full loop once in the summer and the last time we hiked the eastern 4.5 mile both ways to add some extra mileage. The waterfall is beautiful albeit a little touristy for my taste. A mostly shaded hike with some great views and wildlife. We have seen orange salamanders both times on the trail summer and winter. Dog friendly!

hiking
16 hours ago

We did this hike on Christmas day, there were about 5 or 6 different happy families we encountered. It was a nice easy hike with well defined trails, bridges and overlooks. Several different trails intersect so you have options to do a little or a lot! Kid and dog friendly and pretty accessible overall. I don't think I would do this hike again. Once was enough. There are so many more trails in this area to explore!

walking
16 hours ago

A really nice nature walk after Sunday brunch at South-Pine Cafe. We saw about 15 different people/groups out hiking, but it was a pretty busy weekend in Nevada City (Scenic and Wild Film Festival).. some only going as far as the suspension bridge and others trail running the whole path. Dog and kid friendly. I will definitely return and will attempt to record the whole thing.

hiking
17 hours ago

great hike. started at Lake Cuyamaca and came up the backside of the mountain on Los Caballos trail. beautiful day and a spectacular view at the end.

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