Quicksilver - McAbee Loop CCW
ElevationAscent: 728' 222 m
Descent: -738' -225 m
High: 797' 243 m
Low: 312' 95 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A fairly easy, broad, well-maintained trail through beautiful hills with views of the San Francisco South Bay Area.”— Joan Pendleton
This loop starts on the Senador Mine Trail. The trailhead near the Quicksilver Park entrance, is heavily wooded with a stream going through it that attracts wildlife, such as deer. From the trailhead, the trail follows the stream through a heavily wooded area. It then begins to gently climb, leaving the woods behind, as it emerges into grass hills. Stands of trees dot the grass hills. Views of the San Francisco South Bay unfold as one climbs. The trail flattens out at the top and then descends through more heavily wooded grass hills. The view of the heavily populated Bay Area disappears, and one is now in pristine, undeveloped territory. This is an amazing contrast in a place so close to a highly urbanized metropolis.
The trail transitions to the Guadalupe Trail. The way continues through unpopulated wooded, grass hill countryside, before it then begins another moderate climb. It passes Guadalupe Reservoir as it climbs to its highest point. There, it levels out for a short while before it gradually descends along the Mine Hill Trail back to the trailhead where it started.
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