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From Calaveras to Welch Creek Rd, I started at the trailhead entrance on the left. Welch Creek Rd was frighteningly narrow for my comfort zone, as well as steep. It is just about a mile of fire road to get to the loop trail. Much of the lower trail was soggy due to recent rain, but wide enough to be able to scramble to avoid any ankle deep areas. The peak was gorgeous on this mostly sunny day. The various birds, the greenery, and the views were delightful. I was hoping to see elk down below but no such luck this time. In all (6 miles for me) this took 2 hrs, not another person in sight.

hiking
19 days ago

Such an amazing hike!! I went out with my dog and it was a lot of fun. There are a bunch of different trails in this area. The only thing is that it rained a lot yesterday so the trails were still pretty muddy. It was quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. I definitely recommend this hike if you are in the area.

hiking
2 months ago

As a part of our Sunol Regional Wilderness Loop Hike (8.5 miles), we started at the Indian Joe Creek Trailhead, then we turned to Canyon View Trail, continued onto Camp Ohlone Road, Geary Road, Backpack Road, McCorkle Trail, Eagle View Road, Cave Rocks Road and finally returned to Indian Joe Creek Trail to complete the loop. This hike was an 8.5-mile loop hike (4.5 hours) with a total ascent of 1,900 feet. The scenery was fantastic, and great workout too. Definitely will be back in the Spring.

hiking
2 months ago

As a part of our Sunol Regional Wilderness Loop Hike (8.5 miles), we started at the Indian Joe Creek Trailhead, then we turned to Canyon View Trail, continued onto Camp Ohlone Road, Geary Road, Backpack Road, McCorkle Trail, Eagle View Road, Cave Rocks Road and finally returned to Indian Joe Creek Trail to complete the loop. This hike was an 8.5-mile loop hike (4.5 hours) with a total ascent of 1,900 feet. The scenery was fantastic and we all got a very good workout.