Lake · River/Creek · Views
Surrounding Puddingstone Reservoir in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, the Bonelli Trail offers a great variety of terrain and settings. Users can hike the trails in the surrounding foothills to get exceptional views, take a relatively easy hike at lake level, or do the entire trail as a loop - which is mapped here.
Need to Know
There's a creek crossing on the backside between Rocky Trail
and North Shore Trail
. It is managed well, rarely deep and usually easily crossed.
You'll get a workout with the rolling hills and occasional steep climb. There are a lot of trails to choose from, so you can come back often and not repeat trails that often.
Start by heading south on Walnut Trail
, a wide open fire road with rolling hills. Follow it to the Upper Bee Hive Trail
which will link to the Bonelli Connector
. Continue south on the Bonelli Connector
until you reach the Coyote Trail
. This is a wide open fire road that starts with a steep downhill. Eventually, the hike transitions into a long, steady climb along more fire roads. This trail proves a good workout back.
At mile 5.2, turn right onto Crosby Trail
and follow it north to Corkscrew
and eventually Rocky Trail
. Rocky Trail
will lead you out to Puddingstone Rd where you'll turn left onto North Shore Trail
, a scenic path along the north shore of Puddingstone Reservoir. Follow North Shore Trail
all the way back to where you started.
Shared By: George Zankich