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High Ridge Loop Trail

 3.3 (4)

5.6 Miles 9.1 Kilometers


Doubletrack

1,142' 348 m

Ascent

-1,123' -342 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

1,156' 352 m

High

150' 46 m

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Fire road with great views and serious steep hills.

Thu Nguyen

Dogs Leashed

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Description

The High Ridge Loop Trail can be traveled in either direction, but bikers will generally find a more enjoyable route by heading clockwise (as mapped).

After the second cattle gate, you'll find yourself climbing up steep hill after steep hill all the way to top. From there, it becomes easier and there are even some nice descents through Garin Regional Park. The fire road continues after crossing a picnic area and it becomes more challenging again, but eventually will get easier near the top.

Passing the third cattle gate, the trail is easier and the view is pretty rewarding. Keep going for about 2.0 miles till you find a bench. This is a vista point most people stop at to enjoy the sight from the top. It's also the point where the trail starts the final descent. There also is another trail (Gossip Rock Loop) that you can ride from here before you head down the long and steep return to the start.

Watch out for muddy conditions, because when it's muddy, most of the trail is impassable.

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Nov 24, 2018
Kalev Vaska
Trail is muddy, after about 2 miles it’s impossible to proceed. 2mi
Jul 15, 2018
Jeremiah Johnson
Decent ride. Some pretty good climbing if you take it clockwise. Almost no shade or cover until the last little bit of the decent. Overall thumbs up. 5.6mi
Jun 26, 2018
Nathan Rodgers
Jun 16, 2018
Manideep Nuthalapati

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  3.3 from 4 votes

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Lawrence L
Santa Barbara, CA
Lawrence L   Santa Barbara, CA
For the most part of this trail 95%, Dogs can be unleashed 200 feet from any trail head and anything parking lot. That's pretty much the case for all East Bay Regional Park Districts. Jan 29, 2018

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