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Mt Sizer!

The trail conditions were good, it was basically a road, nice creek crossings, intense shortcut, very nice views.

Mount Seizure

This hike was steep……. But we did it!!! I had a good time but at the top it was very windy and cold so bring…

Mount Sizer

The short cut is brutal and ending a 16+ mile hike with a 1700 ft climb in the last 2 miles was very challenging. But…

Top 5 MUST DO @ Mt Sizer

These are the top MUST Do in Mt Sizer: 1. Get to the top and find the orange poppies! They have thousands and this is…

Mount Sizer Loop, Henry Coe SP

Tough Hike. Lots of wild flower. Good weather for this hike. Would avoid this hike in summer. This is one of those dumb hikes we…

Mt Sizer

16.8 miles in total 4271ft elevation gain Started at Henry coe hq. Never saw that many variety of wildflowers.  It was gorgeous.

The Fourth is Sizer

This hike felt good- definitely a tough one! We ended up taking “the shortcut” and it was really pleasant being on a trail and not…

Sizer shortcut!!

Wow! This was a great hike! I started early which is good because it was 9 hours of elapsed time. Highly recommend doing this in…

Mt Sizer summit on loop trail

The short cut climb really is very tough, take your time.  Summit was not great but views were blocked by clouds.  Return loop was beautiful.…

Size it up

The weather ranged from rain to sunshine 🌞 on this Saturday of the Easter weekend, and it had us rising up “The Shortcut” on this…

A Good Friday on Mount Sizer Loop

I had the Friday off for work so decided to conquer Mount Sizer. I had done the loop a few times before in previous years…

Mt. Sizer

Saved the toughest for the last. Picked a great day to hike the loop. Nice cool weather in the morning and as it warmed up…

Mount Sizer was a beast!

Bagged Peak #3  Mount Sizer is in the books! Wow, where do I begin? The best way to describe this hike…  “Peaks and Valleys.” This…

Orange Machine

This hike was a beast!  We did the Sizer Loop and it felt like two peaks in one.  Strongly recommend talking to the ranger at…

Super Sizer

Mount Sizer is the highest point on the large ridgeline inside Henry Coe State Park. It was about a 15 mile loop with steep vertical…

Mount Sizer

I started the trailhead a bit late in the morning around 10:30AM. It was a sunny day with almost no clouds. For the first 4…

Sizer

Clockwise is a must. The down/up/back down/ending up is physically and mentally challenging, but the views and the wildflowers are worth it. Only saw 5…

ThreeSix – Mt. Sizer

Great hike with a wonderful group and the toughest so far.  Views are great and don’t forget to dip your feet in the creek..

Mount sizer

Not the best of days for me, for sure.   Besides recovering from an auto accident or not sure if it was surgery the week leading…

Sizing up the Sizer

This was a very tough hike. We went clockwise and experienced a lot of elevation. Views from the top were very nice. Saw a baby…

Challenging, beautiful Mt Sizer

Challenging hike.  Buddy and I did it clockwise.  Some gorgeous views, some nice wildflower hillsides.  Short Cut was super kick-ass.

Beautiful Day on Mt. Sizer

It was a perfect day — mostly sunny and in the high 50s/low 60s. We saw lots of wildflowers and small animals. If you could…

Mt. Sizer: My Biggest Challenge Yet

This was my 2/6 2nd trail completed on the Northern California Six Packs of Peaks Challenge. I had been traveling for about 2 weeks before…

Overnight on Mt Sizer!

So…we were having awesomely warm weather, the wildflowers are in full bloom, and the Sizer hike is grueling if done in one day. Let’s stay…

Pack of 5. Peak 5 of 6

We chose to start this trail clockwise and did the steep incline first. I was told that was 1,500 feet elevation gain for 1 mile,…

Sizer Butt Kicker

Weather was perfect although sun was hot on the steepest section. Nice breeze on Blue Ridge.  We did the 13.5 mile out and back via…

OMG Mount Sizer!

This is one serious hike, a true butt kicker!  We were out there for 8 hours.  VERY steep, very slow going.  We did an out…

Mt. Sizer

A total 14.5 miles roundtrip hike starting from the COE headquarters. By far the most strenuous trail around here in the bay area.  The section…

Mt. Sizer

It was a gorgeous day for Mt. Sizer. The weather was perfect! High 60’s/low 70’s, and no wind.  I was looking forward to wildflowers, and…

Sizer

This was a difficult hike. We parked at 8:30am and started hiking shortly after. We went clockwise around the Sizer loop and it really has…

Sizer

Far more difficult than expected and longer too!! But we did it!! Beautiful flowers!!

Mount Sizer Loop

We started at 8:30am and there was only one empty parking position for day hikers. There was a snow in the mountain last night, and…

Mt. Sizer

Beautiful day to have done this hard hike.  “The Shortcut” – the steepest climb in NorCal, I’ve heard – was tough but we took lots…

Acorn Storage Unit

20Feb22 3rd peak. The drive to the TH has an amazing view between the cities and the mountain range. Another long hike and this one…

Mount Sizer 2022

2/6 Peak. Drive to the Henry W Coe HQ was amazing and very scenic. It was a challenging hike for me, especially it’s been a…

Mount Sizer summit

Very challenging! Be prepared for the elevation gain towards the beginning with the “shortcut” and gain at the end! We took the Cougar trail to…

Chilly Day at Henry Coe

Epic hike at Henry Coe! It snowed a couple days ago, and there were still small patches of snow in shady areas. The 16-mile hike…

Seize the Day on Sizer

Hopefully you will seize the day on Sizer and not have a seizure on Sizer! Our MeetUp group traveled clockwise. The 1.3 mile/1500 foot “shortcut”…

Mount Sizer

it’s a interesting hike with 17 people of ameetup group 

Mt. Sizer

Hard, steep, long day!  Yet so amazing!

Mt. Sizer- Size Matters

I first hiked Mt. Sizer during the 2020 NorCal 6PoP Challenge. In 2021, it was closed due to the wildfires, so we were looking forward…

Mt Sizer trek

Long hike, steep trails, 20% grade, challenging, but enjoyable! Beautiful views and assorted wildflowers

Feeling the size of Mt Sizer 2022

It had been two years since we climbed this for the 2020 challenge. The weather was cooler with a little frost in the lower areas…

Mount Sizer Loop

I did this hike with the group. Trail condition was good and weather was sunny. It was a tiring hike.

Mount Sizer

Went clockwise on a very hot day (in the 70s), started at 11 am, and got back at 6 pm (with 2 20 min sandwich…

Sizer- super sizer

Challenging trail- Hobbs Road and the infamous “shortcut “ was a beast. Quite hot, even in February. Challenging, exhilarating, and beautiful views with snow to…

Sizer – Mezmerizer

Long drive to the TH,but very scenic. Trail very steep down to the canyon and steeper climbing up to Sizer.To save my knees did the…

Sizer Loop (17 mile version)

Started at 6 AM at Coe Headquarters for a nice early (and cold) beginning.  At frog lake camp I missed my intended right turn and…

First Peak Down!

So, I was in Boy Scouts for 8 years. And I’ve done my share of tough backpacking trips and hikes. I have to say, that…

Sized It Up

Learning from last time’s experience we mentally prepared for the major challenge of grinding our way up Hobbs hill.  It’s the real deal but cresting…

Mt Sizer for Six

It was a cool day with clear skies — a great way to kick off peak #6. Having done the loop several times, I opted…

Sizer Six Pack Assault

It was an epic 20ish mile hike to Mt Sizer from Coe Headquarters under glorious weather conditions, not a cloud and never got too hot.…

Winter Sunday on Sizer

Coe is amazing, and this early trip to Sizer was no exception. Tough terrain, fantastic views of ridge after ridge in every direction, an incredible…

Dunne & dusted!

Big hike any way it’s approached but we preferred the clockwise route. Easy start past Frog Lake, dropped down to Coyote Creek for a rock-hop…

Final peak – Mt Sizer!

A bit frosty early in the morning, but BEAUTIFUL the rest of the time. The main incline was pretty rough, as was the final 3…

Manzanita Hike

It was overcast and cold. The trail was somewhat flat but pretty.  Saw some deer that weren’t spooked as we passed them.  Lots of birds

Mount Sizer

Narrow roads going up, but beautiful views. The manzanita trees on the trail were soo pretty, the texture was much different than I expected. Nice…

Sizing Up Six Peaks in Six Days

It would be difficult to accurately describe how badly this hike hurt me. Ears were ringing. Nausea was ravaging. Water was scarce. This hike was…

Hot Mt Sizer Loop Hike

Hot hike.  Day started off early, arrived at the park at 7:30am, and started hiking at 7:45am.  Temperature was in the mid-60’s at this point.…

Nice shortcut

The day started pretty foggy but it cleared up before too long.  We did the clockwise loop and it was a challenging hike,  but I…

Rough Day at Sizer

Long hot day, 90 degrees.  Trail was exposed for long stretches, and no water out on the trail.  Ran out of water around mile 13,…

Mt. Sizer

loooong hike with a lot of ups and down along the trail. Due to COVID restrictions, parking was very limited. Get there early!

Cloudy Mt Sizer Loop

This was an okay day out in Henry Coe, heading up to Mt Sizer and around the loop. Overcast skies made everything a bit drab.…

Mount Sizer

Hiking Sizer is pretty awesome!  It was raining and tough on the legs but all 5 of us got through it and felt accomplished.  The…

Mount Sizer 2020

Hot with limited shade. Parking was not yet open so I hiked in. Very quiet hike with ample elevation challenges. Bugs were everywhere. “Shortcut” appeared…

That’s no short cut!

The road in was closed, so had to park on a turnout and hike into the park. Took me a while to find my way…

Mt. Sizer Loop Counterclockwise

Almost forgot to log this one.  Hiked with Christine just before the shelter in place order took effect.  We spent the night night before our…

Mt Sizer One More Time

Last November Laura and I did Mt Sizer to support our friend Jenny who was working on her first Six Pack Challenge. We packed in…

Mt. Sizer

Even with rain in the forecast, we decided to go for Mt. Sizer and finish our six pack of peaks.  We had some rain, but…

My 1st Peak Challenge, Mt. Sizer

The weather was perfect, blue skies & you can view mountain ranges at 360 degrees. We were a group of 8 active adults & most…

Mt Sizer

Started at Henry Coe HQ, hiked counter clockwise, spent the night at Madrone Springs (lots of ladybugs!). Next day took Mile Trail to Poverty Flat,…

Hike #5 Mount Sizer Again

Beautiful hike along the Blue Ridge. No peak with 360 degree views, still beautiful. Perfect weather, clear, no rain, no wind, sunny with a few…

Seizing Sizer

This one requires a lace-em-up, suck-it-up and keep moving attitude.  The climb out of Coyote Creek is no joke but reaching the top provides worthy…

Mt Sizer Super Climb

Another beautiful day for a hike! I was very happy to have hiking poles for this one. The loop we took to the peak and…

A SIZEable Adventure

This was the toughest of all the hikes, but totally worth the effort.  Creek crossing, then relentless uphill climbing gets you breathtaking views in all…

Beautiful day hiking Mt Sizer

Beautiful warm day hiking to Mt. Sizer. The Hobbs Road “shortcut” didn’t disappoint – what a workout! Don’t normally use hiking poles but glad I…

#5 Mount Sizer

Carried 72 oz. of water. Temp high of 69 degrees. Needed more water. Very pretty hike. Mount Sizer: a peak, that’s not a  peak. No…

Sizing up Sizer

Nice weather, temperature in the 50s.  Could see the snow capped Sierras to the East.   Definitely some crazy steep trail sections, one ~1 mile…

Seizing the Sizer Moment

Starting 2020 with a strong finish of the Six Pack of Peak Challenge in January. A great year of setting and breaking PR records. Thank…

Snow on Sizer!

Wow this was a challenge! Slippery snow conditions on the downhill. Quite a few downed trees on the trail. Freezing water to walk through. That…

Sizer in White

Recent snowfall tranformed Coe Park into a winter wonderland. Down Monument Trail, birdsong and forest murmurs accompanied my rhythmic crunching of snow and ice. Footprints…

Sizer in winter wonderland

Beautiful yet challenging hike in the snow and ice. Lots of trees  down. Amazing experience. Glad Peak #4 is over!

Two down, one to go!

My second big hike of the year, and I’m really enjoying the cold days. It was 92F degrees on my last Sizer visit, and much…

A Beast Called Sizer!

Down and Dirty Sizer hike – man that hobbs road hill is a BEAST! hurts sooo good!

Sizer second

Hardly saw anyone on the trails today – just two other couples doing short hikes, so had the summit loop all to myself (though I…

Mt. Sizer Peak 2/6

Weather was windy and partly cloudy, though we had sun on us for a bit while going up the steepest part of the trail before…

Sizing up Sizer as #1

Pretty empty parking lot in the morning – encountered only 5 people in first 3 miles, then no one. The water crossings were only ankle…

Mt. Sizer? thought I missed you.

Nice day, not too much water to cross at both locations. What a way to start the New Year. https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/mount-sizer-via-monument-trail-to-hobbs-road–23

Mt Sizer Summit

It was chilly for our early start. And the 14.5 mile Mt Sizer Loop is a butt kicker. Availability of pit toilets was nice. Lots…

SIZER do Matter

The most challenging peak !!!!! I have done the 12 SoCal Peaks and all 5 NorCal peaks, but this one… Mt Sizer is incomparable!!!! The…

Mt Sizer Private Showing

I had a great hike on Mt Sizer Tuesday.  It was a “private showing” of Henry Coe State Park – I didn’t see anyone else…

Mt Sizer and Magical Manzanitas

Weather was perfect today. Started the hike clockwise—serious uphills both coming and going. The manzanitas were beautiful with new growth contrasted with old. Didn’t see…

Mount sizer

Beautiful hike with my fellow Ironman! We stopped for two lunches and had a great time. Mount sizer doesn’t seem to have a specific “peak”…

Mt. Sizer…Five Down, 1 To Go

What a wonderful way to spend my Thanksgiving. I woke up early and headed to Henry W. Coe Park to tackle my fifth mountain for…

Family Sizer hike!

My family hiked this peak with me! We knew it would be hard, and it was one one of the furthest away for us, so…

Up, Down, Up, Down…repeat, repeat

No matter which way you hike this, it’s brutal! My legs are so sore! We went counterclockwise, so we started with a down hill then…

Fun Sizer Finale

Fun Sizer is what we call this beautiful State Park hike. And my final hike on the challenge.  I was prepared for an all out…

Mt. Sizer: Butt Kicker

We hiked into Sada Springs for the night, then got up early to peak hike up to Sizer.  For all the great signage at this…

Mt. Sizer Death March

So I knew this hike was gonna be hard and I think subconsciously I was avoiding it even though I want to complete the challenge.…

Mt Sizer Sizzler

All day hike, the loop of mt sizer.  Gorgeous sunny day fall day, a little warm but totally doable.  Great views along blue ridge –…

A Peaceful Day on Mt Sizer

This was quite a hike, a lot of steep elevation gain. For the first 10-12 miles of the loop I did not  see another human…

Sized up Sizer

What a beautiful awe inspiring hike! We didn’t see anyone until the end when we approached headquarters. There is so much wildlife in this park;…

“Really Just a Knoll” Sizer

My friends and I had a nice day…the weather was clear and sunny…but I must say that this was our least favorite “peak” and hike…

How can return from peak be uphill?

We had reasonably cool weather and a slight breeze for this long day-hike.  This is one of the most desolate park headquarters I have been…

Seized my Siezer

LONG day of hiking. Hobbs road a true challenge. FYI, Poverty flat road is NOT flat ????. Best part of the day was Mexican food…

Mt Sizer

We did it! Our final peak— Mt Sizer. She was a tough one but we’re tougher. I hope this finally posts— this is my 4th…

Sizer Overnight

Did the counterclockwise loop and camped overnight at Upper Camp. That’s 5 miles in and at the bottom of The Shortcut. (Take a few extra…

Walking the Ridge

Mt Sizer was one of my favorite hikes from this challenge–quite and remote, beautiful views, and adequately challenging. Walking along the ridge, we felt like…

Mt Sizer at 92 degrees!

A long sweaty day on Mt Sizer. Met two hikers from SoCal, who were brought here by the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Didn’t ask their…

Mt. Rose’s Evil Step Sister

This was one of the hardest and roughest hikes I have ever done.  I have done Mt. Grogornio and Mt. Hood – both were easier.…

Mt. Sizer from hell

If you thought Rose Peak was the hardest one in the series, you were wrong. Be less stupid than us and pick a cool day…