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Cronan Ranch Loop

 10 votes

Length

6.2 Miles 10.1 Kilometers


Elevation

771' 235 m

Ascent

-760' -232 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

1,231' 375 m

High

618' 188 m

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An enjoyable hike with spectacular views of the Sierra Foothills and South Fork of the American River.

Kristen Arendt

Overview

This hike is par of a great trail system; hikers should definitely plan to make a day out on the trails at Cronan Ranch which are open daily from sun up to sundown. HikerS will travel through oak woodland and along riverfront trails. Each season provides an interesting experience: green winter hills, colorful spring wildflowers, hot, golden summer hills and changing fall colors.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: Off-leash

Need to Know

Poison oak, cougars, and rattlesnakes can be found in the area, so take caution when on trail. Due to the lack of shade, remember to bring plenty of water!

Description

This hike consists of groomed multi-use trails with sure footing and great rest stops. The trail is well marked, and you'll depart the Cronan Ranch trailhead following West Ridge Trail. Continue to the left at the juncture with the West Ravine Trail. After 2.3 miles, the trail intersects the South Fork; take a sharp left turn. At the next main intersection, take a right to parallel the American River until intersecting the East Ridge Trail. Multiple intersecting trails allow for shorter or longer days depending upon your level of adventure. Remember to bring plenty of water as the open space provides sparse coverage from the sun.

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Apr 5, 2018
Jenni Mello
Picked a great time of year to do this trail. The hillsides are so beautifully green! Not for long though 6.2mi
Apr 1, 2018
Pritika Chand
7.5mi
Mar 10, 2018
Tyler Bonnier
Feb 25, 2018
Pritika Chand
Dec 10, 2017
Ari Avneri
6.2mi
Oct 7, 2017
Nicole Barger
May 31, 2017
Jesse Rivchin
May 13, 2017
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