Clover Springs Preserve Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Clover Springs Preserve Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cloverdale, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.8 miles 1157 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
26 days ago

Loop trail just off of a tract housing development. Heading right off of the trailhead takes you on to a mostly flat, unpaved fire road that soon narrows into a proper hiking trail. This soon splits and climbs a long, steep hill. Eventually the trail ends in a clearing at a private property boundary that yields a view of the surrounding hills, and a slight view of Cloverdale.

To complete the loop, you then need to double back about 1/8 of a mile to a steep right turn down the hillside. (You will see wooden steps.) Most of the rest of the trail is hilly undulations on a narrow, slippery trail. There are a few spots that afford a nice view of Cloverdale and the rest of the valley. The trail eventually tees into another trail. Turn left and you will shortly run into a paved fire road. This is a steep downhill to the trailhead.

For what it is, and how convenient it is to Cloverdale, it's nice. For its length, definitely on the strenuous side of moderate.