Loveland Reservoir Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Alpine, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
So beautiful! The flowers are in full bloom and the hike is super easy.
There are some great trails on the other side of this reservoir but unfortunately you have to be from the neighborhood to know where to catch them and pick them up. I have walked them from my house and logged over 8 miles on the trails. Unless you know how to get to the trails on the other side of the reservoir there is no point in hiking this. It's a path for fishing.
The below comments describe the trail adequately. This trail is not designed for hikers. It is an easy walking trail to the resevoir. The other three groups of people we saw were fishing, so I assume it is good for fishing use!
I have to agree with Fabiola on this one. If you want to go fishing its a nice hike to the water. I'd suggest a good pair of waterproof above the ankle hiking boots. I went fishing there in Jan 2014 and there was some standing water I had to go through to get to the shoreline.
Love this place. Its beautiful and relaxing, however this is not for hiking. There are no marked trails and the ground is not firm. If you are there for fishing its awesome. I don't regret going but will not recommend for hiking.
Actually this place is pretty nice. You can tell if it wasn't June, let say February! the environment would be awesome. Checked this place at June because my woman wanted to check out Viejas Casino. While she was there, visited this place to see what it was about. The parking is clearly defined and the trailhead is interesting with the 6x6 wood steps as you descend to the reservoir. The complaint was the old growth that has swallowed many of the trail making it difficult see and hike. Unless you're a fisherman, this is not a problem. If you're a hiker? avoid this place, go to another trail. :)