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High Ridge Loop Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (9)

A quick loop through the gorgeous hills with beautiful views in Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park.


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5.7

Miles

9.2

KM

Loop

1,147' 349 m

High

153' 47 m

Low

1,086' 331 m

Up

1,118' 341 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

Parking is available at the start.

Moving counterclockwise, your adventure starts on a well-maintained dirt road as you venture deeper into the hills. Watch out for the cow pond in dry times of the year around mile 0.5; it has created many a muddy dog! Just after passing the cow pond you'll turn left and begin your trek uphill! Your climb will be rewarded with a nice bench with a beautiful view (conveniently at the start of the High Ridge Loop Extension).

Keep moving and enjoy hiking along with spectacular views of The Bay. You'll get a solid mile or two of great views before you start descending through the latter half of the loop. Work your way down and around Jordan Pond, and finish the home stretch along the side of a hill with respectable views of Hayward.

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Ryan Masterson

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  3.9 from 9 votes

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  3.9 from 9 votes
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Photos

Looking south on top of the hills.
Feb 14, 2016 near Union City, CA
View from the top of the hills, looking west.
Feb 14, 2016 near Union City, CA
Looking back on the climb up!
Feb 14, 2016 near Union City, CA
Wildflowers in bloom.
Mar 17, 2016 near Union City, CA
Sunshine on the hills at Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park.
Apr 4, 2016 near Union City, CA
Looking at Gossip Rock Trail Loop.
Dec 7, 2017 near Union City, CA

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Dec 17, 2020
Haroon Muhammad
6.3mi — 2h 00m
Nov 27, 2020
Michael Jacobs
Oct 4, 2020
Daniel Bowen
Good for folks who are willing traverse through mixed terrain and elevation. The vistas were absolutely stunning 5.7mi — 3h 30m
Jun 26, 2020
Julie Wu
May 2, 2020
Etunnel P
Sep 28, 2019
Kenneth MacLean
Apr 27, 2019
Herb Dela Rosa
6mi
Feb 25, 2018
Tammy Pfister
6.7mi — 3h 00m