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Las Trampas North Loop

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Length

9.6 Miles 15.4 Kilometers

79%

Runnable

Elevation

2,273' 693 m

Ascent

-2,300' -701 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

1,796' 547 m

High

646' 197 m

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Plenty of climbing to get great views from the peak and also along the Ridge Trail.

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Overview [Suggest Changes]

This route offers great hill climbing with views of the surrounding area from the peak as well as the Ridge Trail. On a clear day you can see Mt. Diablo off to the east. You'll be surrounded by green hills and wilflowers in the spring.
Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

One bathroom at the trailhead. Mostly exposed.

Description [Suggest Changes]

From the main parking lot, head towards the cattle gate and follow the sign to Bollinger Creek Loop Trail. This trail gradually climbs uphill and is exposed. At just before the mile mark make a right to stay onto Bollinger Creek Loop Trail where the climbing becomes steeper. A left onto Las Trampas Ridge Trail continues the climb until you reach a small detour to the left to head to Las Trampas Peak at an elevation of 1827 feet. Take the detour and take some time here to look around, Mt. Diablo will be visible towards the east and you can see some of the trail system from the park to the west. Head back down on the same detour to join back to the Las Trampas Ridge Trail to continue on a gradual downhill towards Madrone Trail, where you'll make a right. Rolling hills are next on mostly exposed trail. This is the most common trail to see cows grazing. Make a right onto Virgil Williams Trail where climbing will start again but most of this trail is lined with trees that provider much needed shade. A right onto Del Amigo Trail continues the climbing but now back to exposed trail. Then a right onto Las Trampas Ridge Trail where you'll feel like you are running on top of the world. Be sure to look around and take in the 360 degree views from this trail before making a left onto Chamise Trail where a very fast descent will take you back to the parking area.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Cows-always cows.

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May 27, 2017
Logan Tretter
Climb in the latter few miles was a little confusing.. almost little rabbit trails that the route was on. But it was pretty cool! 9.7mi

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  4.0 from 8 votes

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