Homestead-Blue Ridge Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Winters, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.
Looked like it was fun but it's closed due to high waters! Can't get passed the culverts because the water current is too forceful
Difficult. Not for small children or folks with bad knees but so beautiful and doesn't disappoint!
Awesome 5 star loop. With the recent rains, scrambling through the entry tunnels limbered us up for the hike. Going clockwise, this is a leg burner ascending many stairs and steep inclines. Each moment of this hike being the payoff. The loop is moderately challenging with vast ridge views and overwhelming beauty. There are NO DOGS allowed on this trail, it is posted many times. I was discouraged to see such gross disregard today, by several discourteous dog owners.
closed due to high water through the culverts
Awesome hike!!! Beautiful views. Good workout. will definitely do again if given the opportunity.
The hike was very hard my first time going up the stairs, especially when we werent prepared for the heat and difficulty level of the hike. we quickly learned it's easier going the reverse way on the hike.
However, the view is great and keeps coming back for more. Come prepared with lots of water and snacks or lunch to enjoys the view and catch a break.
I seriously counted all the steps... 253 (if I recall correctly).
Interesting to see how canyon is recovering from wildfires in past couple of years. Trail has had some work and in places is better than before. Muddy and slippery after rain, though. New entrance to reserve. Do not cross the highway . . . follow signage to walk down the ravine from parking and cross under the freeway via drainage tunnel. Fun in winter, but more beautiful in spring with wildflowers.
great Fall or early Spring time hike