Mesa Reservoir Loop
ElevationAscent: 77' 23 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 5,561' 1,695 m
Low: 5,487' 1,672 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“A satisfying trail, loops an unexpected patch of wetland oasis hidden among otherwise dry farmland.”— Megan W
At the rain shelter, leave the Eagle Trail to join the narrower Mesa Reservoir Trail as it traces the raised rim of the reservoir. The best views of the swampy depression are from the western and eastern ends. Waterfowl paddle about and you can hear frogs croaking from the shoreline. Follow the rim of the reservoir around, peeking though the trees, but do not venture off the trail- this area is protected.
All to soon, the Mesa Reservoir Trail leaves the shore and dips along the backside of the hill following a fenceline. Continue on the Mesa Reservoir Trail past the junction with the Hidden Valley Trail. Travel west over flat, grassy terrain, then through a more open area to where the Degge Trail cuts across the valley. A slight uphill climb brings you back to the starting point at Broadway Street.
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