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Lusardi Loop Alternate Start

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 11' 3 m
Descent: -346' -105 m
High: 647' 197 m
Low: 301' 92 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Kidd

An easier start to the Lusardi Loop.

Matthew Kidd

Features Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly The area is pretty when in bloom. Taking kids here the rest of the year might turn them off to hiking.

Description

This alternative start to the Lusardi Loop drops quickly before approaching Lusardi Creek on level trail. This route is easier than the Lusardi Creek Loop Trail because it avoids some up and down and zigzagging but at the cost of hiking closer to the encroaching development. For a modest hike, this trail can be combined into a 3.6-mile loop by returning on the first section of the Lusardi Loop where the two trails meet southeast of Camino Del Sur.

As with the other trails near Black Mountain, the best hiking is roughly February to the end of April when the area is in bloom. The rest of the year it is hot and dry, brown fading to grey.

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Black Mountain Ranch Park is quite beautiful in its verdant spring form.
May 31, 2017 near Fairban…, CA
Wildflowers bloom at the start of the Lusardi Creek Loop Trail in the spring.
Apr 22, 2017 near Fairban…, CA
Grassy doubletrack abounds in Black Mountain Ranch Park during the verdant wet season.
May 31, 2017 near Fairban…, CA

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