Wonderful hike. I did it back in April with my husband and it was difficult at the stair part. My second time doing it on Sunday with a girlfriend. Still hard, but better (since I have more hikes in) Encountered a rattlesnake at the top. But made it

I love this place it’s cool

Deffinetely hard one, especially if you don't have experience. I did it as suggested, going counter clockwise. Will be even harder during the summer, since there is no shade half of the way. Hiking will take you around 3 hours with some stops for pics and breaks. Btw i did the descending part at night 7-925pm.

Done this hike twice now and it’s awesome! I recommend going clockwise around the loop (with the switchbacks at the end) so that you can see the lake for longer while you’re on the ridge. Go early if you can since it’s hot and can get crowded.

it was a great hike,beautiful place to hike..
steepy and rocky which is great for your lower extremities.

It was a great hike! I would bring more water than you think you need. A fire went through the area a bit ago and all the brush was scorched so there isn’t much shade. It is all uphill so be prepared for that!

I love this hike! That being said I went at 2:00pm when it was 91 degrees out and I almost had a breakdown at the top it was so hot. There are signs warning about the lack of tree coverage. Listen to them! Don’t be dumb like me, bring lots of water and plan earlier in the day before it gets too hot

Enjoyable hike, not too bad. Convenient parking right at the trail head. I do suggest going clockwise around the loop so you end up doing the steep switchbacks on your way back down from the ridge.

Great view from the top. I could see this hiking bing amazing during a season when it’s not so hot and dry. I would recommend bring LOTS of water and some good shoes. This hike is a little challenging.

One of my fav hikes

Been here before and it’s amazing! But today, June 10th, the trail was closed to do fire nearby :(

3 months ago

Challenging climb but beautiful vistas once you reach the ridge.

trail running
4 months ago

This is definitely one of the most beautiful spots in the area. It does get crowded on the weekends, and there's not much shade. Either clockwise or counterclockwise it gets steep. If you want to get the hard stuff out of the way, go counter, it's about 1200 feet up in a little over a mile. Clockwise lets you go up through the canyon, which is a gradual incline, and then the hard section starts about 1.5 miles in. For trail running, expect to have to slow down along the ridge because it's very rocky. Or at least I do because I'm a chicken and I trip too much to risk it. But taking the ridge slow allows you to take in the view, which is not so terrible! Just watch out for poison oak. Definitely recommend long pants or high socks.

This is an okay hike. It's a good work out! There's two ways to get to the top. There's one that starts off with lots of stairs where you're kept away from the sun (good to start on this side if you go a little later in the day when the sun is at its highest) and one where it's zigzaggy going up (no shade, good to go up from this part if it's before noon or when it's not that hot out). I've done both sides and I think I prefer the one on the left (with the stairs) because when you get up top the view is impeccable compared from the right side (no stairs, no shade).

Great trail. I’d have to put it at medium to hard only because I did Yosemite Half dome last week and it rated hard. Nice trail, it does get a little hairy on the top but nothing too bad. I didn’t see any but rattle snakes but I’d have to think they are a real possibility on this trail so watch out. As reported not a lot of shade. I was on the trail at 6:30 am and it got a bit warm before I got off, went through two bottles and could have uses a third. I did do it counter clockwise with no regrets but next time I will do clockwise to compare. Great views! I highly recommend walking stick.

I’d call it moderate rather than hard. Going counterclockwise it’s an initial 1000 foot or so climb, then it follows a ridge top with great views of Lake Berryessa. A great half day hike.

close to home...interesting landscape, a little history and awsome vistas.

This is a no joke trail. Start early, bring lots of water, wear hat/sunscreen, not good for dogs in summer nor small ones. Lots of step steps but a rewarding view at the top.

Go early or font hike this in summer. I start counterclockwise. Bridgewater. Enjoy a snack at the top over amazing views

trail running
4 months ago

Great trail with beautiful scenery.

My first time hiked here on Saturday. The views are stunning when you get to the top. I recommend doing early in the day before it gets hot. There isn't any shade on this trail. I would rate it as easy/moderate. Maybe hard for beginners.

Good incline. if you really push it self you can get a fantastic workout on this trail.

Great loop trail. Views of lake Berryessa , and Tahoe peaks when the sky is clear.

Great workout. Strenuous during summer season. Bring extra water. Warnings mention heatstroke. The trail itself is exposed to elements for much of the ridge portion. That being said, it’s an absolutely great hike with surprisingly beautiful views and alternating terrain. Counter clockwise path gives the best views. Would definitely recommend.

trail running
5 months ago

I was in shock when i finally got to the top of the ridge!!! This trail was absolutely beautiful and the overlook was well worth the 45 min trip there. It gets very crowded so try to go very early.

Best hike I have found between Davis and Fairfield area.

We followed the advice from a previous review and lucked out. If you start left and loop around clockwise you will thank yourself. The first 1.5 miles are challenging and steps stairs to climb but once you get to 3 miles you have amazing views and it’s much easier. Definitely recommend high socks because the trails are narrow with lots of plants, sunscreen as it is not a shaded hike after the 1.5 mile, and plenty of water. The trail is marked thoroughly which was very much appreciated!

Tough hike but worth the beautiful views. The landscape was so cool as well, going through different terrains.

Hiked Blue Ridge to Homestead (clockwise) in 2 hours and 50 minutes. Great workout and views were spectacular!

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