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Earthquake Trail

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer loop
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Elevation

Ascent: 37' 11 m
Descent: -37' -11 m
High: 107' 33 m
Low: 70' 21 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

Explore the the geologic forces behind earthquakes with this interpretive trail.

John McKinney

Features River/Creek

Family Friendly A flat path with lots of educational information along the way.

Description

Starting from the parking area across the street from the Bear Valley Visitor Center, this trail explores the the geologic forces behind earthquakes, particularly the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Head into the meadow from the trailhead and bear left at the fork to follow path in the right sequence for the interpretive information present throughout the trail.

Take the time to view the photos along the trail and read the informational panels. As you hike along the path it'll start to bend to south, showcasing some local stories from the 1906 earthquake. A short side trail along the way will take you the famous break in the fence line that showcases how much the land moved right along the fault line during the 1906 earthquake. Return to the main trail and complete the loop by hiking toward the west and you'll quickly come to the trail's end back at the parking area you began from.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store

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Jun 15, 2019
Trevor Moore
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Jan 19, 2019
Cole Campbell
Jul 22, 2018
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Mar 28, 2017
Mike Maxwell
Aug 19, 2012
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California popies on the Earthquake Trail
Mar 24, 2015 near Inverness, CA
California Quail
Mar 24, 2015 near Lagunit…, CA
Fields of the Point Reyes National Seashore Earthquake Trail
Mar 24, 2015 near Lagunit…, CA

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