ElevationAscent: 695' 212 m
Descent: -670' -204 m
High: 1,123' 342 m
Low: 582' 177 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
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“A moderate loop through the Loch Lomond Recreation Area featuring shoreline, redwoods, and knobcone pines.”— Tilman Giese
Family Friendly Easy access to the lake makes this a great option for families.
Deer Flat Picnic Area (at 1.7 miles in) is a great spot for a break. After that, the trail leaves the lake and ventures up the hill to reach the Highland Trail. From there, it leads through pine forest along the eastern border of the Loch Lomond Recreation Area. This section of the loop is just a regular forest hike, but you do get great views at roughly 3 miles in of the San Lorenzo Valley and Loch Lomond. Before the trail reaches the paved Loch Lomond Way, stay right toward Glen Corrie Picnic Area on the Nature Trail. Cross the parking lot and take Auchmar Trail back to the Loch View Picnic Area.
Land Manager: City of Santa Cruz