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Lambert Creek Trail

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A singletrack trail that descends from Horseshoe Lake through the woods down to Lambert Creek.


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0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

70%

Runnable

2,061' 628 m

High

1,665' 507 m

Low

12' 4 m

Up

409' 125 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Lake · River/Creek

Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve is open half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset.

Need to Know

There are no services along the trail, so make sure to carry some water and food if you need it for the hike. Also, be prepared to hike back up the hill, which is very steep in places. Make sure to evaluate your ability before attempting this hike.

Description

To access the Lambert Creek Trail, start in the parking lot and work your way down to Horseshoe lake. Right before the wooden bridge that crosses the outlet for the lake, the Lambert Creek Trail works its way into the woods. The trail narrows to a singletrack dirt trail and remains level for about 0.2 miles.

Then the trail begins to descend steeply down the hillside. The woods provide shade throughout the day, meaning that you can run this trail in the middle of the day without worrying about the sun. The trail cuts back at half a mile and then starts to level out as it approaches Lambert Creek which is on the left side of the trail.

After a rainstorm, you can enjoy the creek as it runs along the trail. The trail ends at a sign that says you have reached the end of the trail. From here, you have to climb back up the hill to the junction with the Horseshoe Loop/Tree Farm Trail. From here, you can go back to your car or explore more of the park along either the Horseshoe Loop or Tree Farm Trail.

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Shared By:

David Hitchcock

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Horseshoe Lake
Nov 25, 2015 near Los Alt…, CA
The view of Horseshoe Lake from the trail.
Sep 25, 2017 near La Honda, CA

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