Miwok Trail and Hardy Canyon Loop Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews

Miwok Trail and Hardy Canyon Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brentwood, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.4 miles 999 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

rocky

no dogs

Explore the beauty of Round Valley Regional Preserve. Enjoy oak woodland and riparian habitat as you stroll along this peaceful area Take the Miwok Trail to the Hardy Canyon Trail for this loop adventure.

trail running
14 days ago

Beautiful place to take a hike (walk) enough up hills to get your heart really to beating and then down hill to recoup and then up again. my daughter and I loved it. Will return to do other trails

hiking
30 days ago

I enjoyed doing this one except it was hot... I had done several hikes in both parks so I decided to do a connector. There is a gate between the 2 in the back of round Valley that I had discovered a year before so something drew me to go through and on to Vaqueros. Only did this one once....

horseback riding
1 month ago

Beautiful place to ride!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little hike, can go easy or choose the path with a moderate hill. Since this is almost in my backyard, I like the easy access and options to vary the difficulty.

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Good climbs, some sun exposure, good surface for hiking.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views! The right amount of challenge!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This was a good hike and I actually did this one 2 weekends in a row. I wasn't satisfied with myself and my skill the first time I tried. I am new to hiking and I am working to challenge myself and get the most from me and the hike. At a glance this trail might seem easy; but, it has its challenges and don't underestimate it.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice fairly easy trail, saw about 10 other people but mostly at entrance points. Rolling hills, in and out of shade. Free parking.

hiking
5 months ago

I always go hiking here and it's simple to get to. There's a treacherous side of the trail and a moderate side. It gets hot during the early morning and afternoon so I suggest going in the morning around 8:00 or around sunset. I love this hike. It's perfect for getting a quick work out in and the scenery is great!

5 months ago

Popular spot especially on weekends with horseback riders and I have also seen some bikers and runners. The Miwok trail is moderately challenging with some hills. The hike is pretty, especially in the spring and fall when the hills turn green. Lots of birds and you may see cows on the trail as well.

6 months ago

Love this hike!

7 months ago

horseback riding
7 months ago

started from the left side and found ourselves on some steep rocky hills . it went up and down then around the backside . Pretty yellow flowers in bloom past the stock watering hole . horses were pretty Tired when we were done but it was am enjoyable ride.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Good overall hike, says no dogs, a few dogs were on the trails but signs are posted all over. Perfect mix of sun and shade, the hills were green, the creeks had water. Some trails had some elevation but nothing difficult just enough to make you breath a little harder than normal. Wasn't packed with people but did run into a few people on the trails who were all friendly. Plenty of parking and there's a restroom at the parking lot. Great little getaway with beautiful scenery.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike with great trees and a good view of Diablo around the back side of the loop. Great introduction to hiking for my 5 year old.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trails but no dogs allowed here