A Steep Hike to Murietta Falls
San Francisco › Ohlone Wilderness
Added by The Outbound Collective
- 12-mile total hike
- Prepare yourself for an all-day expedition
- Take in some of the revealed east bay backcountry
- Prepare yourself for 1,400ft of climbing in the last two miles
Get ready for one of the toughest, lung busting hikes in the east bay with over 6-miles and 4,000ft of climbing in one direction. When you make it to the hike, it's also important to realize that without recent rain, there many not actually be a waterfall. With that said, you're still getting in a great climb, and spending the day outdoors on one of the bay area's most challenging climbs.
If you're preparing for some time in the sierras or just looking to test your metal locally, this is the hike for you. After you park in the abundant parking area, head to the sign for the Ohlone Wildnerness, and get ready to start climbing at Stromer Spring. After crossing a river or two and grinding out the 1,400ft, head up Schlieper Rock, placing you just shy of Murietta Falls.
When you're ready to reward yourself for this big climb, head to First Street Ale House to grab a burger and a beer!
- $2 per person for a wilderness permit
- $6 per car for parking
- Hiking boots or trail shoes
- Light layers
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This is a great find. We saw it on the map it was on the way from Mendocino to our next stop, Napa Valley. So glad we took the time to visit.