Took less than an hour to circumnavigate snd I would rate it as easy. One barely feels like one is getting away from the city, but there are some nice views and cool desert flora and vegetation. When I hike it again, there is apparently a side trail by the southeastern point of the loop that makes the hike a couple of miles longer and also gives access to an optional steep climb up a dry waterfall. There was a sign that stated that beyond this point it is not a forest service maintained trail. That will be my route next time.
kpg G. on Linda Vista Loop Trail
Nice hike if you only have an hour. It took me a little less to do the loop. Did not see anyone else. I agree this trail is somewhat less than moderate but the steps (I took the left path) will have you doing good cardio fairly quickly.
Beautiful scenery… The desert was lush and green and the path was a little rocky but not bad. It took me about an hour and 10 minutes to do the loop. Saw a few joggers but most people were just hiking. I would have rated this as an easy hike, not moderate. Great for beginners.
Lisa M. on Linda Vista Loop Trail
There were great views of the mountain, and I enjoyed hearing the wind and birds...a nice workout and peaceful trail....I didnt see any other people yesterday.
S Y. on Linda Vista Loop Trail
Did this trail today. Really nice trail with good views. It took me about 2 hours to do the whole loop with a snack break and taking my time. Its a pretty good workout for someone just starting out like me. There is a nice little parking lot and a trail map at the trailhead with additional parking along the road if needed.
I got to the metal sign at the top of the loop that marks the trail up the peak and decided I wasn't quite ready for that part yet. A gentleman came by and told me he did that part awhile back and it was pretty brutal and at least a half day hike. I'll go back and take a shot at it but not 'til I'm in better shape.
This trail is right off Oracle at Linda Vista with the trailhead just a few hundred ft. after you turn. I'll edit this review when I tackle the trail up the peak.