MTB Project Logo

Shiloh Ranch Loop

 3.5 (4)

4.0 Miles 6.5 Kilometers


40%

Singletrack

569' 173 m

Ascent

-546' -166 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

610' 186 m

High

236' 72 m

Low

Shared By Alex Miller

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

This ride circles from Big Leaf to Canyon to Creekside for fun workout and great descent!

Alex Miller

Dogs No Dogs

Features -none-

Overview

A hidden gem, that works in some steep climbs through meadows and groves of trees to earn a rewarding descent at the end.

Need to Know

There are plenty of hikers, runners, and equestrian riders throughout the entire area, but it's especially important to keep a lookout on Creekside and yield appropriately.

Description

From the parking lot, follow the Big Leaf Connector to the Big Leaf Trail. There's minimal climbing at first as riders parallel Faught Road and enjoy views across the nearby vineyards. Once the trail turns east into the trees it's time to put in some work.

The steep climb is over pretty quickly, but you'll probably feel like taking a break before reaching the intersection with the South Ridge Trail and Ridge Trail in an open meadow. Turn left onto the Ridge Trail and complete another climb to the start of the Canyon Trail.

Canyon Trail is great fun as the switchbacks follow the contours of the hills up and down and all around. There are some nice descents and some more punchy climbs along the way. At the next intersection, turn left to follow the Mark West Creek Trail northwest to reach the Pond Trail.

Follow it north around a tiny pond in a grassy open valley. Just watch for horses as many equestrian riders like to rest their steeds here. At the corner of the pond, cruise onto the Creekside Trail for the highlight of this ride. Creekside is a great section of singletrack that follows an enclosed drainage. It has aspects of a pump track and is an exciting descent! Plus it's mostly shaded, so it makes for a nice cool-down.

At the bottom, Creekside Trail feeds onto the North Ridge Trail which will promptly take riders back to the parking lot.

Contacts

You & This Featured Ride


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Ride

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Jun 9, 2018
Coltonpalmer

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 4 votes

#2614

Overall
  3.5 from 4 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
25%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#345

in California

#2,614

Overall
49 Views Last Month
1,080 Since Jul 3, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
33%
67%
0%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter