ElevationAscent: 458' 140 m
Descent: -462' -141 m
High: 929' 283 m
Low: 506' 154 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“A scenic fire road loop with some tree covered singletrack in the southern section.”— Chad Saltikov
Family Friendly For the adventurous only. The top section of the loop would be a nice place to enjoy a picnic lunch. However, the climb in/out is strenuous.
If you go left from the Chinquapin Trail, you should see an area with a couple of park benches and a lone stand of tail trees. Here you can relax and enjoy the stunning view of the Monterey Bay.
The western part of the loop has a couple of fun downhill sections. Some of the turns can get slippery with loose gravel and ruts in the road. The eastern side has a few more twists and turns in the road but is an easier climb than the western side.
If you descend the western side of this loop, you'll end up at Enchanted Loop. Coming down the eastern side you can pick up Old Cabin or continue down to the tree covered area with some nice singletrack that also eventually joins up with Enchanted Loop.
Land Manager: California State Parks - Santa Cruz District