Elizabeth Trego

Easy for any skill level

Easy, quick hike through lovely moss forest. Great for kids or anyone wanting to get out for a short hike. Watch for flying squirrels in the tree canopy and interesting things like big slugs on the forest floor. The description says “dog friendly,” but it is a National Park and dogs are NOT allowed on trails.

Hike to rim of falls

The walk to the trailhead to get next to the falls is about a mile each way. It is an easy walk through the woods. The trail down to the edge of the river/falls is more of a hike. It is steep in places and once you get to the rocks at the bottom, a bit of scrambling is necessary. It’s worth it if you’re up for the scramble.

Contra Loma Recreational Day Hikes

This area has many trails to choose from. Most are off-leash dog friendly. Make sure Fido doesn't get after the cattle. Take water. If it's even close to summer and a hot day, some areas can be brutal.