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A nice canyon hike. Not very steep at all. Recommend going on a an overcast day and taking west ridge trail back for a more intense work out.

ohv/off road driving
5 hours ago

Easy trail but be careful of those speed demons who think this is trail is meant for racing.

Another great hike! Pretty easy as well! Perfect for a quick little afternoon outing Great views of the Bay when you get to the top Love the little farm at the bottom When driving there , be aware that cell reception is shaky , so you may run out of directions and drive too far

This was an enjoyable trail. It’s mostly shaded, winding through different kinds of forest at different points. Took me about 1.5 hours. If you need a pit stop you can walk about a quarter of a mile out of your way and use the restroom off of the West Ridge Trail. The fall colors are beautiful there right now!

We arrived just before a storm knowing, of course about flash floods. We were safe. Instead of doing the caves, we decided to do the slot canyons. We have been out here six or more times and it was really nice with the overhead clouds and impending rain. We decided to park high up on a Sandy and Rocky Bluff to ensure that we were out of the flash flood zone. An amazing night with a small flash flood and driving out the next day it was super slick in muddy. Our 4 x 4 really helped.

ohv/off road driving
snow
8 hours ago

hiking
off trail
9 hours ago

mountain biking
9 hours ago

Really fun mountain biking trail as well as hiking trail! Took 45 minutes on bike

hiking
off trail
10 hours ago

hiking
off trail
10 hours ago

hiking
11 hours ago

Good work out, but no fun ending. Consistent up and downs. Great views and aromatherapy! Went during a sprinkle and really enjoyed the nice clear views after rain & the overcast fresh breeze & the aromas. Decent glute activation ;).

Hi! Looking for somebody to do the C2C on November 24th. Text me if you are interested! 5137043509

hiking
12 hours ago

Birthday present with my mom.

hiking
bugs
flooded
no shade
rocky
12 hours ago

Really rocky, wear a good fitted shoe and avoid rolling ankles.

This is a great low-moderate trail with light traffic of hikers and bikers. I would recommend heading south straight in toward the hills to start as this gives you a more gradual and Incremental climb to the higher points. You can easily extend your hike at the mid point by adding another 0.3 mile loop from the Bump and Grind trail though it is a bit steeper than the Gabby Hayes.

Beautiful trail! I would recommend going clockwise. Lots of ocean and mountain views ending at the beach!

hiking
13 hours ago

This trail is awesome, but it is quite difficult to get to the top. Also once you are there it isn’t easy getting down! Lots of gravel!

hiking
13 hours ago

Incredible views overlooking the La Jolla and Del Mar coastlines. Perfect combination of modest elevation changes, well-kept trails, and frequent benches for young kiddos. Get there early and park right next to the trail head.

Lots of Sun exposure the 1st mile with steep switchbacks. The views are amazing. After 1 mile you are in trees the rest of the way. The oaks r gorgeous the redwoods r gorgeous there is even a freak eucalyptus grove at the top by the picnic table. Awesome fau

beautiful trail... have to see to waterfall at the end it is totally worth it!

hiking
private property
rocky
15 hours ago

great if you're interested in a view overlooking palm springs, the trail goes through residential neighborhoods, pretty clear trail, moderate elevation.

hiking
no shade
rocky
15 hours ago

good elevation, real workout. a lot of slides so watch your step.

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