Enchanted Loop

 17 votes

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


265' 81 m


-265' -81 m


611' 186 m


351' 107 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (10°)

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29 days agoUpdate

An awesome ride through the enchanted forest.

Johnny Yip


Features: eMTB allowed
Dogs: No Dogs


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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May 4, 2017
Elly Kaufman
gorgeous, but some technical DH
Jul 21, 2016
Joe Mueller
Jul 7, 2016
Andrew McCown
FUN! quick DH run with root drops. USE BALDWIN LOOP to access trail and then make two loops through the forest. 1.9mi
Dec 26, 2015
Spencer Mecham
Sep 12, 2015
Bob Waterman
connected via Long Meadow, to old cabin to Eucalyptus loop trails, then back out via Chinquapin to Empire grade road. — 0h 45m
May 19, 2015
Tim Foley
Caught Enchanted for the first time after coming down Eucalyptus in a CW direction. We hit Enchanted going CCW. It was fun but do it CW, not CCW.
Mar 27, 2014
Cody Ceverha

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The climb out has been rerouted May 15, 2016

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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