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Love this hike so much!

Great, easy trail! Mt.Nebo is our go to place to get away. We love the campsites, sunrise and sunset points, and this trail is a nice way to spend several hours at this park.

We love this trail! Easy to moderate. The views along the trail are beautiful.

Love this trail. So much to see on this trail- totally worth your time and effort.

Nice, yet moderately busy trail with excellent viewpoints and well maintained sections interspersed with some slick areas. Do early in day as routine clouds show up early on top.

Amazing, beautiful hike! Very ICY! Take proper precautions

hiking
12 hours ago

I went there this morning with my baby Jade, it was easy to park and walk straight less than a minute to a nice hot spring. Jade and I had a great time and met nice people at the Miracles hot spring. Don’t forget to bring waters and some snack if you prefer.

fishing
12 hours ago

Nice local walk with a decent pond.

hiking
13 hours ago

Goose Rock Trail, a fairly short hike at .5 to 3 miles depending on how you navigate the rock, offers both the moderately challenging summit along with the perimeter of the rock that views beautiful Puget Sound.

backpacking
13 hours ago

We hiked this trail after a snow fall. It was beautiful in the woods. You don't feel like you are in the wilderness here, but you do have some great views, especially along the creek on the Northern section of the trail near Wildcat Shelter. All of the shelters are in good shape, but you are limited to Sheltering only. Tents are not allowed. Water runs by all three shelters. Hills are fairly continuous, but never too steep. We saw several day hikers and runners, but no other back packers the two days we were there.

This hike is more than 6.3 miles when you stay on the marked trail. TONS of switchbacks. I tried to go the mapped trail on this app coming down and it was a bad idea for myself. It was along the ridge and some spots you would have to find another route to climb down because of small drop offs, very steep and I slid a lot. I did however shave off a mile of switchbacks but did not save any time since we had to be more careful climbing down.

***One of the best hikes that I've ever done, consistent climbs with gorgeous views and pristine natural beauty. We summited the Deer Springs Peak, which is a total of 12.4 miles from the parking lot (round trip). Just 2 important tips:
*The parking lot sign says Deer Springs Trail, don't get confused, it's the same as San Jacinto Trail, they coincide after a few miles.
*A permit is required (as per signage) on the trail, which is free and can be acquired at the Ranger Station which is a mile down the road on your left hand side right after you pass Idyllwild's downtown square ish.
Overall, a must do hike, I'm eager to see how it looks in the spring

Some new updates-

The stuffed snake I mentioned in my last review is no longer there. In fact, almost none of the sill trinkets, toys- there was even a cow skull- are no longer there.

What is now there are various trail signs. Not very many, but at various forks there are signs, and at the one skinny wooden bridge (bridge? it's about 6 inches wide and five feet long, over a small water area) warning of the bridge. There's one sign with an arrow pointing straight, and looking to the right I noticed a trail- guess they don't want us using that one, I think it meets back up with the main trail almost immediately. There are also a few signs that say "EMS access". That's good- a biker, runner, hiker injures themselves, and there's some EMS access points to make rescue a little quicker and easier. And lastly, a few markers at forks showing either "trailhead" or another part of the trail. The markers do make it feel less intimidating to first time runners/hikers/bikers.

The end of the trail has a marker that simply says "END". Go north on the service road and you'll get to the Regional trail. Go south and you'll eventually get to the neighborhood. But towards the west there are more trail heads. I'm guessing these'll be marked soon, as there are already some signs on them, and they are used frequently.

The trail was mostly dry, saw one spot of water in some shade that was still icy (it's been cold down here, it was 35 degrees [fahrenheit] when I was running), but no mud anywhere. Saw another runner, some bikers, and some hikers. All in all, this trail is quiet possibly my favorite in the Austin area (I really like the Bull Creek&Valburn area, but as for a single trail this one is good).

And oh, the way you get the whole 7.2 is by parking over at the Brushy Creek Sports Park, running the Regional Trail to the trailhead, then the trail itself (Deception/Top Notch), then running the Regional Trail all the way back to your car. But the actual Deception/Top Notch trail by itself is about 5 1/2 miles.

We didn’t have as much time as we would have liked, but we will definitely be back. This trail has lots of gnarly rocks on either side, which I enjoy. There was a little scrambling to be done in the way to Goat Rock especially, but nothing too bad. You can see across Monterey Bay from the top of Goat Rock!

Beautiful views, not very crowded.

Great Little Trail for a Day Hike. Spectacular Views from the Top

hiking
14 hours ago

Wonderfully maintained trail that showcases some very historical aspects of the canyon. Good for hikers of all levels.

hiking
14 hours ago

This trail has everything- well marked path, scenic river to follow, & breathtaking cascades in the end. This is an all time favorite of mine since childhood! It is the perfect length for a few hours of day hiking. The scenery will keep you in awe for the hike’s entirety.

Strenuous hike but so so so worth it. The switchbacks really got me but once we got to the chains I started enjoying it a lot. Not to mention the views are STUNNING. It is a scary hike so would only recommend to experienced hikers. Part of my family stayed back once the chains started

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