Lafayette Ridge Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Lafayette Ridge Trail is a 6.4 mile out and back trail located near Lafayette, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.4 miles 1558 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

Hike following Lafayeete Ridge Trail up to gorgeous views on Russel Peak at 1357'

Muddy and uphill on bad trail. Good if you want to off leash your dog, but not worth the hike.

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4 months ago

Good hike that gets a little too much mountain bikes in the mix during high use days. It's much better to do a loop. If you pick up a map it's easily done.

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4 months ago

Love this! Hike it once/week!
Stay away during wet weather. Also, there are cows grazing in here, be mindful!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Went on a sunny, windy Saturday, saw a fair amount of people with large dogs, plus groups of mountain bikers, but it didn't feel too busy. VERY nice ranger reminded us to keep dog from chasing cattle, especially the calves. I wish there was a way to know where exactly to expect the herds in parks. This route is beautiful, fairly easy, and has shade on and off but no water. Needs more picnic spots, and the bathrooms along the trail were closed.

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4 months ago

Lots of fun!

5 months ago

Fun hike. lots of ups and downs.

5 months ago

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7 months ago

I probably hike this at least once/month. Great workout, meaners and an east pitch to start then really picks ups steepness with short breaks. The views are spectacular. I think I take a picture every time I am up there! For a varied workout, we drop down the Springhill trail to the end of Springhill Rd., then take Springhill Rd back to Pl Hill Rd for a great loop.

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8 months ago

Good steep incline for about 2.5 miles; excellent workout.

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8 months ago

Easy out and back with nice views

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