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Pleasant walk. A lot quieter on this side of the park.

Fun hike!

Bring plenty of water, and even more in your 4x4. Start early as it's an all day affair, and bring friends!

Absolutely love this hike. Love going to the end and seeing the old sanatorium and the hotel camp. Very easy hike. The Spring is not Dripping but still very pretty and interesting to see history in the mountains.

Beautiful park. It was a bit muddy and cold but not another sole on the trail. It is fairly easy trail to the falls and to the dam. The rock formations are awesome. We did not have to pay for parking. Nobody at the booth. Great places for kids to play in the water when it’s warmer.

There is no trail at that start point...

Gorgeous. we are visiting Big Sur with three kids (2,13,15) and we all loved it. one of the best if not the best hikes we've done here. i strongly recomend it to families. not too hard for kids; not too long but beautiful all the way, all along the creek with the noise of the water and the waterfall at the end as the reward (out and back trail). just note that you have to cross the creek a coiple of times through rocks and longs but lots of fun if your kids like the adventure type of challenge!

1 day ago

Great trail for a morning hike. There are great views all the way up.

Mostly a dirt road. This is a scenic historic drive best done in a high clearance vehicle. Four wheel drive is not required. The route crosses desert and grass lands leading to a low mountain pass of oaks, pinyon pine and juniper trees between Tombstone and Sulphur Springs Valley in the Dragoon mountains. An area used by Cochise, leader of the Chiricahua Apache. Parts of the route were also used by the US Cavalry between Fort Bowie and the San Pedro Valley.

We went on Sunday evening, it was absolutely beautiful but it was crowded! Several people playing really loud music with no regard for others. It’s too bad because the views are gorgeous, there were tons of wildflowers, and a lot of wildlife to see... we will go back but hope for a more respectful crowd.

hiking
1 day ago

The hook mountain trail is a rewarding climb. the Nyack trail is nice along the water but it is just a footpath along the shore and is not really a hike.

An absolutely wonderful way to see Boston and learn a lot of history!

Excellent hike through the snowy woods. I feel that this hike is really best during late April when you have the beautiful snow capping the mountains and the volcano itself.

You can do this trail without a tour guide, but respect the land and people around you! Great waterfall at the end, not the best swimming hole water I’ve seen. Definitely do if you are visiting Molokai!

Amazing hike ... lol we had not planned on humping through at times waist deep snow...but no one died :) ..... Bring a small flag to leave at the dedication plate.

hiking
2 days ago

My husband and I hiked this trail on April 22. What a fun, unique trail!

According to the signage at the trail, completing the big fill loop is actually just 1.5 miles. Alltrails adds extra mileage in case you want to continue walking down the train grade.

This trail is a great source of historical information about promontory point and the construction of the transcontinental railroad. Along the 1.5 mile loop, every few hundred yards, there is a signpost with a number. You call the phone number, enter your signpost number, and listen to the pre-recorded message about the historical significance of that site. The only drawback is that this area is so remote, so we didn't always have cell reception. If our call wouldn't go through, we'd just catch up at the next sign.

We did the first half of the loop, continued down the train grade for another mile or so, then turned around and finished the second half of the audio tour. I don't think we made it to what alltrails considers to be the "end" of the trail.

We wish we had brought more water because it was a warm day and there was zero shade along the trail. We enjoyed seeing the little marmots scurrying around. We also saw some mice and a baby snake.

Obviously, train history might not be super exciting for everyone, but we had fun!

Really cool rocks and rock formations. Nice trail. Vultures nesting and looking great on dead trees. On a sunny weekend afternoon there were lots of people around the southern parts and the connecting trails, and too much litter and dog poop on those busier parts of the trail for it to be fully awesome.

This Trail was my first solo hike ever. So it's not really fair for me to rate this Trail as I have nothing to compare it to. That said the area was beautiful there is a disc golf course throughout the trail so I'm not really sure if I was on the trail or just on the disc golf course. None-the-less everyone that I ran into was playing disc golf and were pleasant and friendly. I will come back on another day and try to find and stay on the actual Trail which is not marked

backpacking
2 days ago

Had a great time exploring this trail for the weekend! We hiked in from the bottom to the top and back and camped at a couple different spots in between. Trail ranges from loose gravel, to hard packed dirt, to sand so be ready for anything and watch your step! The middle sections are harder to follow but lots of cairns to guide you! I almost took a couple tumbles on the loose gravel but other than that all was well! Great way to spend earth day!!

2 days ago

It was good hike I recommend you go with someone you can get lost if it is first time ther get some good hiking shoes I slide down mountain make sure you stay on main trail other than that was good hike and pretty view

Beautiful view especially at the beginning couple of miles. Going up the rose hill for a panoramic view of the rolling hills.

walking
2 days ago

Easy/moderate. Pretty good views but can be SUPER crowded on weekends. Parking is a bitch. But the trail itself isn’t too bad. Will be back there again

Great, enjoyable hike! We would rate the moderate, however, highly recommend hikers be aware of their hiking ability. The hike is very remote and it would be difficult should anything unexpected happen.

The 19-mile drive was gorgeous but took over an hour. The hike was fantastic, gradual incline with a few steep inclines and declines. Make sure to bring more than enough water and snacks!

Overall a fantastic day and well worth for those who want to make the drive!

incredible views! so many wild flowers.

Very pretty trail, easy to follow. Part of the blue trail is closed.

Nice and quiet .

hiking
2 days ago

Make sure you go LEFT at the forkbat 1.25 miles in. you can either go left and go DOWN or go right and go UP. To the right looks more offcial because its the Sullivan Fire Road but it will not take you to Murphy Ranch. It will actually take you to a boy scount camp (dead-end) and mountain biking trails, NOT Murphy Ranch. I will be going back to try this again :-)

Good trail. We would get to an intersection and take another color. Got lost a little bit near power lines because nothing was marked. Id do it again

A hidden gem and not very busy. Very few people on the trail. Did it in two and a half hours with a few stops. Very relaxing and wonderful views.

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