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Bay Area Ridge Trail: Lynch Canyon Open Space

Intermediate

Trail

4.4 mile 7.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 829' 253 m
Descent: -315' -96 m
High: 918' 280 m
Low: 286' 87 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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The trail in Lynch Canyon climbs and descends a series of grassy hilltops, and offers stunning 360-degree views.

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Features Birding · Wildflowers

Description

The trail in Lynch Canyon climbs and descends a series of grassy hilltops, and offers stunning 360-degree views. An ideal time to visit is the spring, when dazzling arrays of wildflowers cover the hillsides and the creeks run full. A distinctive feature along the spine of the preserve is a loose aggregation of irregularly shaped rocks graced by wind-sculpted live oak and bay trees.

This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Bay Area Ridge Trail Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.

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