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High Ridge Loop Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (14)

Fire road with great views and serious steep hills.


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Map Key

5.6

Miles

9.1

KM

Doubletrack

1,156' 352 m

High

150' 46 m

Low

1,142' 348 m

Up

1,123' 342 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Thu Nguyen with improvements by Kalev Vaska

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 14 votes

#10398

Overall
  3.6 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#695

in California

#10,398

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Photos

Looking at Gossip Rock Trail Loop.
Dec 7, 2017 near Union City, CA
At the Bench
Mar 24, 2020 near Union City, CA
Typical Garin Regional scenery.
Dec 7, 2017 near Union City, CA
Sun set In the valley.
Dec 7, 2017 near Union City, CA
Looking back on the climb up!
Dec 7, 2017 near Union City, CA
Sunset from the High Ridge Loop Trail.
Dec 7, 2017 near Union City, CA

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Check-Ins

Nov 27, 2022
Martin Wong
Jul 28, 2022
Ricardo J
Mar 28, 2022
Eddy Wang
Sep 13, 2020
Nicholas Tong
5.6mi — 1h 30m
Jul 17, 2020
Mike Martinez
This trail was amazing going down hill there is some spots that are steep but if you are a experience rider you should be ok no problem 6mi
Dec 19, 2019
hjaved Javed
Intense hills, muddy, fun. 6.3mi
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