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High Ridge Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

5.7 mile 9.2 kilometer loop
85% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,086' 331 m
Descent: -1,118' -341 m
High: 1,147' 349 m
Low: 153' 47 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Masterson

A quick loop through the gorgeous hills with beautiful views in Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park.

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Runner Notes

This trail is exceptionally muddy after a rainy day, the kind of mud that sticks to your shoes and keeps accumulating until you feel like you're walking with bricks on your feet.

Description

Parking is available at the start.

Moving counterclockwise, your adventure starts on a well-maintained dirt road as you venture deeper into the hills. Watch out for the cow pond in dry times of the year around mile 0.5; it has created many a muddy dog! Just after passing the cow pond you'll turn left and begin your trek uphill! Your climb will be rewarded with a nice bench with a beautiful view (conveniently at the start of the High Ridge Loop Extension).

Keep moving and enjoy running along with spectacular views of The Bay. You'll get a solid mile or two of great views before you start descending through the latter half of the loop. Work your way down and around Jordan Pond, and finish the home stretch along the side of a hill with respectable views of Hayward.

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Apr 13, 2019
Parminder Singh
5.7mi — 1h 07m
Dec 28, 2018
Parminder Singh
6.1mi
Oct 16, 2018
RJ Hallsted
Nov 26, 2017
Andrew Soldavini
6mi — 0h 52m

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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Photos

Looking south on top of the hills.
Feb 14, 2016 near Union City, CA
View from the top of the hills, looking west.
Feb 14, 2016 near Union City, CA
Looking back on the climb up!
Feb 14, 2016 near Union City, CA
Wildflowers in bloom.
Mar 17, 2016 near Union City, CA
Sunshine on the hills at Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park.
Apr 4, 2016 near Union City, CA
Looking at Gossip Rock Trail Loop.
Dec 7, 2017 near Union City, CA

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