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Enchanted Loop

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Length


1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


265' 81 m

Ascent

-265' -81 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

611' 186 m

High

351' 107 m

Low

Shared By Johnny Yip

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An awesome hike through the enchanted forest.

Johnny Yip

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Description

A favorite loop at Wilder Ranch State Park. From Hwy 1, you can access this loop from Baldwin Loop or Wilder Ranch Loop depending on where you parked.

There are some rougher sections through rocks and roots.

The trail is best known for the steep descent that starts at the intersection with Baldwin Loop. From a sunny meadow, the trail immediately plunges into deep shade under the Redwoods. Before your eyes fully adjust, the trail narrows, zig zags and drops through a short rocky and rooty section, then descends quickly before going over a set of three sharp rooty drops and dropping to the left over more roots. Be ready for the sharp left turn at the bottom, which begins a short roller coaster section terminating in a 12" or so drop. An immediate and sharp right turn starts a smooth and rolling segment that takes you to the canyon floor and a mixed woodland full of dappled light. This is the enchanted part. The climb out is gentle, winding, and beautiful.

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Land Manager: California State Parks

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