Over 80 miles of trails through scenic woodlands

Great view. Lots of shade. Easy long hiking.

trail running
3 months ago

A lot more shade than I was expecting but most was uncovered. Got lost by avoiding a do not enter sign and walked approx an additional 1.5 miles uphill. Made for fun stories later but my legs were killing me. I'm not in the best shape so I would rate this trail as moderate. If you do the whole thing it's pretty tiring. Dogs are ok here so I may bring mine again but all were off leash which is technically not allowed.

Absolutely gorgeous hike! Wild flowers everywhere, beautiful scenery, challenging terrain. Initial Kings Canyon Trail marker is not very clear though. When starting the trail, go the opposite direction the first marker is telling you to go, and you'll be fine.

mountain biking
1 year ago

Not a mtb trail!!

No shade at all on the trail, which is killer on a hot day. Nice bench at the almost-mid-mark to eat lunch. Took 2hrs 40min to walk (excluding break time). Lots of dry grass, typical California scenery. Good exercise.

Nice trail but their are alot of bees.Also you are suposto have a permit to be able to use trail. I didn't have a permit parked anyway luckily no tickets when I got back to my car.

King Canyon Loop is a nice walk with a good multitude of scenery. You will share the trail with horses, families, bird watchers and dog walkers. There are some sweat inducing climbs and beautiful views. The trial is nice and wide but does get narrow for a small portion. It is easy to find and there is ample parking. I imagine it can get crowded there on the weekend as I went on a weekday morning and crossed paths with a quite a few other outdoor enthusiasts.

4 years ago

This trail actually continues past Moraga Commons (see previous review) to Valle Vista Staging Area. From there one can access EBMUD trails (permit required). The Lafayette-Moraga Trail is very popular with cyclists, walkers, families.

road biking
6 years ago

This is a good walking trail. It runs from Lafayette at Olympic Rd to the Moraga Commons. It has a might to moderate incline which makes it great for biking. There is heavy foot traffic early mornings with walkers, runners and bikers. Dogs must be leashed.