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Orchard Loop Trail

Intermediate
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A hike through the old orchards on the property.


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Point to Point

939' 286 m

High

813' 248 m

Low

109' 33 m

Up

126' 38 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs No Dogs

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The preserve is open year round from dawn until half an hour after sunset.

Description

The Orchard Loop Trail provides a short loop through the orchards that were planted during the early days of the ranch. To access the the trail, follow the Zinfandel Trail for approximately 0.25 miles, before the Orchard Loop Trail breaks off to the left.

The trail goes out through a field where old orchard trees grow along the side of the trail. The trail works its way around the hillside where a vista offers some limited views of the ranch and surrounding area. The trail drops steeply for a short distance until it comes to a split. A short connector trail drops steeply again to the left and ends up at Montebello Road.

Going to the right, the trail works its way around the hill, crosses the Bear Meadow Trail, and then begins to climb back uphill through the woods toward the Ricchetti Ranch Pond. The trail passes a small connector that runs around the seasonal pond and then ends back a little further down the Zinfandel Trail.

If you turn to the right, the trail heads back to the winery. If you follow the Zinfandel Trail to the left, you can continue your adventure by going further into the preserve.

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Shared By:

David Hitchcock

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Vista from Zinfandel Trail
Oct 14, 2018 near Loyola, CA
Enjoy great views back toward the South Bay from the Orchard Loop Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Loyola, CA
The Bear Meadow Trail descends into the woods as it departs from the Picchetti Ranch Pond.
Mar 8, 2017 near Loyola, CA
Enjoy great views from the Vista Trail looking back toward the winery.
Mar 8, 2017 near Loyola, CA
The trail splits and a short connector trail drops to Montebello Road.
Mar 8, 2017 near Loyola, CA

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