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Enchanted Loop

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2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers


223' 68 m


-238' -73 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (13°)

608' 185 m


373' 114 m


Shared By Johnny Yip


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An awesome ride through the enchanted forest.

Johnny Yip

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A favorite loop at Wilder Ranch State Park - so good that it's worth doing a few laps on it. From Hwy 1, you can access this loop from Baldwin Loop or Wilder Ranch Loop depending on where you parked.

There are some technical sections through rocks and roots, but it's totally doable, even on a hardtail.

The trail is best known for the steep descent that starts at the intersection with Baldwin Loop. From a sunny meadow, the trail immediately plunges into deep shade under the Redwoods. Before your eyes fully adjust, the trail narrows, zig zags and drops through a short rocky and rooty section, then descends quickly before going over a set of three sharp rooty drops and dropping to the left over more roots. Be ready for the sharp left turn at the bottom, which begins a short roller coaster section terminating in a 12" or so drop. An immediate and sharp right turn starts a fast and flowy segment with short drops and some shallow berms that take you to the canyon floor and a mixed woodland full of dappled light. This is the enchanted part. The climb out is gentle, winding, and beautiful.


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Aug 17, 2018
Steve Dorsey
Challenging and fun. Shady loop stays cool but trail can get rutty and rooty. Rider with care.
Dec 1, 2017
Jay Holsten
Nov 21, 2017
Robert Davis
Nov 14, 2017
Michael Dermott
18.7mi — 2h 31m
Oct 9, 2017
Ido Shavit
May 4, 2017
Elly Kay
gorgeous, but some technical DH
Apr 1, 2017
Evan McNiel
Jul 21, 2016
Joe Mueller

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The climb out has been rerouted May 15, 2016
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The reroute is actually a good thing in my opinion. It only affects the climb out (the smooth but quite steep climb through the meadow). It is now a much easier grade (and a prettier trail). The decent has not been touched, all the roots, rocks and drops are in place. Aug 1, 2016
recently took the loop as recommened clockwise and one of the best trails at Wilder Ranch, love the redwoods and the depth which the trail takes around the forest. without ancipation the drops can be a challenge but very doable for a intermediate rider. Jul 17, 2017

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